LG Nexus 4 teardown by iFixit reveals 4G LTE Chip on-board & more
The teardown experts found out that the rear cover of the Nexus 4 is not just a piece of plastic but does a lot of work. The rear cover packs in the NFC antenna and a few pressure contacts power it which also connects the induction coil which is used for wirelessly charging the smartphone, to the motherboard. Sadly the smartphone doesn’t arrive with a wireless charger.
Interestingly via the teardown, iFixit has also found that the LG Nexus 4 houses a Qualcomm WTR1605L Seven-Band 4G LTE chip which indicated that LG and Google have deliberately disabled the LTE connectivity on the new Nexus.