LG explains the presence of the 4G LTE chip on the Nexus 4 & why it’ll not work
This went on to point out the Google and LG deliberately disabled the 4G LTE connectivity. But a recent report coming in from Canada revealed that just with a few tweaks, the LG Nexus 4 went on to work on Canada’s LTE network.
In order to provide the best possible specification for Nexus 4, LG utilised the same powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset as can be found in its 4G LTE product, namely LG Optimus G.
This powerful chipset is only available with a combined processor and modem and cannot be implemented separately.