Will the Nexus Prime for Verizon Have 4G LTE Support?
A Samsung-made smartphone is going through the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) for certification right now with the model number SCH-i515 showing that it will be a ‘CDMA phone with Bluetooth wireless technology.’ The filing with the Bluetooth SIG is to certify the Bluetooth radio, and not for overall wireless radio certifications like an FCC filing and it isn’t clear if 4G was omitted from the Bluetooth SIG filing due to the non-relevance of the radio or if the device will lack LTE support.
As per Verizon’s naming convention, a Samsung phone with the three-letter SCH suffix will indicate that the phone will be headed to Verizon. The device, with the SCH i515, is posited to be the Nexus Prime, which has been rumored to be called as the Droid Prime when it launches. For reference the Samsung Droid Charge had the model number SCH-i510.
No additional information was revealed by the Bluetooth SIG other than the fact that the phone will be a CDMA device and will have Bluetooth on-board.