The 64GB Developer Edition of the HTC One proved to be quite popular, selling out just a few days after preorders for the device were opened. Now, after a slight delay, the device is back up on HTC’s website and available for preorder. Unfortunately, unlike the last batch of Developer Editions which were scheduled to ship on April 18th, this batch will not arrive until April 23rd.
HTC unveiled its latest Android smartphone, the HTC One earlier this week. The device, formerly known as the M7, features a 4.7-inch 1080p display with 468 PPI, a quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 1.7GHz processor, 2GB of RAM and up to 64GB of storage.
The device which passed through the FCC sports the model number PN07200 and offers support for LTE band 25 and CDMA bands 850 and 1900. Support for LTE band 25 suggests that the PN07200 will work on Sprint’s new LTE network in the United States. It’s likely that other versions of the HTC One, including the PN07130 and PN07100 will soon follow.
FCC reports also confirm that the HTC One will support 802.11 ac (below). This is the first smartphone to support 802.11ac, which will theoretically offer throughput of 1 gigabit per second.
Sony’s entry level Xperia E made an appearance on the FCC, just shortly after the device was made available for preorder. The phone, which will retail for £138, features a 3.5-inch display, 4GB of storage and 512MB of RAM, and a single core Qualcomm MSM7227A processor.
FCC filings for the Xperia E show that the device won approval for GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900 bands, and WCDMA bands I and VIII. Internal and external photos of the device are also included in Sony’s FCC filing.
Here’s a short video of the AnTuTu Benchmark running on Sony’s recently announced Xperia Z Android smartphone at CES 2013. The Xperia Z (model C6603) runs Android 4.1.2 on a quad-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor with 2GB of RAM.
Yesterday HTC announced that the One SV will be released in the UK near the end of 2012 or beginning of 2012. However, today the device made an appearance on the FCC, a possible sign that the One SV will be making its way to the States after all.
The One SV received FCC approval for the use of WCDMA bands II and V, GSM bands 850 and 1900, dual-band WiFi, Bluetooth and NFC. The device did not receive approval for any LTE bands, which is surprising since the UK-version of the device will launch with LTE. Photos of the One SV’s label, below, also indicate that this is an LTE device.
HTC has not announced plans to bring the One SV to the United States.
The LG Nexus 4 made an appearance today on a Belarusian site called Onliner.by. The site published a brief review of the phone along with several pictures of the device (above). As it turns out, the Nexus 4, also known by the model number LG-E960, actually made an appearance in the United States over a month ago thanks to the FCC. Back on September 7th, the device won FCC approval and on October 2nd, a Class II Permissive Change for the Nexus 4 was approved. As you can note from the photo above and the FCC test report below, the LG-E960 bears the FCC ID ZNFE960.
FCC reports show that the Nexus 4 won approval for GSM bands 850 and 1900, WCDMA bands II, IV and V, dual-band WiFi (2.4GHz and 5GHz bands), Bluetooth and NFC. Support for GSM 850/1900 and WCDMA bands II and V are a good sign that the Nexus 4 will be making its way to A&T in the United States. WCDMA band IV support also means that the device can support T-Mobile USA’s network. FCC documents did not make any mention of LTE support, although this could come in subsequent FCC filings.
FCC test reports also show that the Nexus 4 was tested with an inductive charger, model WCP-700. Additionally, test reports do not show a separate inductive back cover listed as support equipment, suggesting that the Nexus 4 may support inductive wireless charging out of the box.
LG has not officially announced the LG E960 or the Nexus 4, although rumors about this device have been floating around for several weeks. These FCC filings do confirm that the phone reviewed by Onliner.by is an actual LG device, assuming that the FCC ID on the device pictured on Onliner.by is not fake, of course.