Huawei's soon-to-be-released Google Nexus phone is said to support all international cellular networks.
A company insider, having seen the Huawei Nexus up close, has revealed that Google's 2015 flagship, aka Angler, will boast of a single Printed Circuit Board (PCB) compatible with all international network bands, making it the world's first global LTE device, reported BGR India.
Cellular network spectrum is regulated by countries based on their needs and assessments.
There are numerous commercial and government-owned LTE bands across the world. The problem is complicated by LTE-Advanced carrier aggregation, as it requires separate spectrum bands in the very same local regions that support LTE bands.
This is exactly why LTE-phones bought in China or any other nation may not work in India and vice-versa. And for this reason, smartphone makers manufacture devices with dedicated modems compatible only to the respective region.
To fix the issue, American semi-conductor major, Qualcomm, had developed a universal modem RF360 compatible to all global LTE network bands, but due to the high-cost factor, several smartphone makers, including Apple, backed out.
But, now as per the BGR India's sources, Google and Huawei are on their way to set up a new benchmark in the smartphone industry with the new Nexus, which is slated to be released later this year.
As of now, it is not clear whether Huawei has incorporated Qualcomm's modem or any other company's chip.
The Huawei-made Nexus smartphone is expected to sport a 5.7-inch QHD (2560x1440p) resolution and ship with Snapdragon 820 processor, finger-print sensor, a 21mp camera with Sony IMX230 sensor and Android M OS out-of-the-box.
Besides the Huawei Nexus (2015), Google is also collaborating with its old time partner, LG, maker of Nexus 4 (2012) and Nexus 5 (2013), for another vanilla-Android smartphone code-named Bullhead aka Nexus 5 (2015).