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LG’s new Nexus 5X passes FCC with support for top U.S. carriers

by Killian Bell | September 28, 2015September 28, 2015 5:12 am PDT

LG’s new Nexus 5X has passed through the FCC ahead of its official unveiling. We’re already familiar with most of its specifications, and now we know the device will be compatible with all major carriers in the U.S.

Google is set to make the Nexus 5X official tomorrow,┬áSeptember 29, alongside the Nexus 6P from Huawei. But thanks to recent leaks, there isn’t a whole lot we don’t know about the device at this point. Some of the stuff we weren’t sure about was just confirmed by the FCC.

The Nexus 5X, which has the H790 model number, is to support GSM bands 850 and 1900; W-CDMA bands 2, 4, and 5; CMDA bands 0, 1, and 10; and LTE bands 2, 4, 5, 7, 12, 13, 17, 25, 26, and 41. There’s also a second model with the H791 which supports almost all of the same bands, expect for LTE bands 12, 13, and 25.

These bands would allow the Nexus 5X to operate on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon in the U.S. This doesn’t mean those carriers will offer the device, but it will at least be compatible if you decide to buy one off-contract and insert your own SIM.

The FCC filing also confirms the Nexus 5X’s 5.2-inch display, and states the device will measure 146.9mm tall and 72.5mm wide. The H791 also appears to offer wireless charging, but for unknown reasons, the H790 does not, so it’s not totally clear whether the Nexus 5X will offer this feature.

We’ll find out for certain tomorrow when Google finally announces its new Nexus handsets.

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Killian Bell

Killian Bell is a 20-something technology journalist based in a tiny town in England. He has an obsession with that little company in Cupertino...

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