LG V20 Is The First Phone To Support The Expanded AWS-3 LTEBy cheatmaster 06:00 Thu, 05 Aug 2021 Comments
The LG V20 is the first phone to launch with Android 7.0 Nougat, but it marks another vital first - it's the first to support AWS-3 LTE.
If you haven't heard, AT&T, Verizon and Dish recently spent tens of billions buying up AWS-3 spectrum in large metropolitan areas in the US while in Canada, the Wind network is planning to roll out AWS-3.
With the extra spectrum, these carriers will be able to offer fast, reliable LTE connection. AT&T claims it will cover 96% of US population, but the rollout is slow - serious coverage is expected no sooner than 2018. Verizon should add AWS-3 in 2017, same for Canada's Wind.
Some recent phones - like the recent iPhone 7 - are not compatible with AWS-3. They will instead rely on the recent AWS-1, while the LG V20 can utilize a combination of both for improved speed and coverage - solid job of future-proofing by LG.
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