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LG G3 Models D850 and D851 Pass Through the FCC

If you have a penchant for news about LG’s highly anticipated G3, you’re in the right place – there is no shortage of it to hold you over until the official reveal. FCC filings released today reveal two variants of the G3  – D850 and D851 – recently passed through the agency’s certification process.

The nomenclature is in line with the model number that leaked earlier today, so it’s probably safe to say they’re identical with the exception of different radios. From the FCC filing, the D850 supports LTE bands 2, 4, 5, 7, and 17, while the D851 supports LTE bands 2, 4, 7, and 17. A few of those are T-Mobile and AT&T bands – there isn’t any mention of CDMA in the documents from what we have found.

Another point worth noting is that both listings mention wireless charging, a feature the G3 has been rumored to include for a while. The G2 had wireless charging on Verizon.

It’s not uncommon for phones to pass through the FCC months before release, but it does give us hope that the G3 will go on sale shortly after its May 27 reveal.


Via: FCC
  • zattack

    So not Verizon ? That would suck ass, not to mention make zero sense

  • frankyblike

    I love my G2 so im excited for the G3

  • Brandon Nicholson

    There are two other confirmed model numbers. The VS985 is the Verizon Model Number. Already Passed through GCF. Fear not.

  • Ubi2447

    I’ll be gutted if this device does not come to Verizon.
    I’m looking at this or having to get one of these ‘Prime’ devices. The hard part for me is that there is a chance Verizon won’t even have any of the Prime devices either. God knows how Verizon hates have two versions of a device that aren’t made by Apple or have a DROID brand on them. I’m not in a good place right now.

  • flosserelli

    Wireless charging confirmed? Yeah, I am pretty sure this is my next phone.

  • Defenestratus

    YAY! Wireless charging. My Airdock approves.

  • bogy25

    LG G3 not on Verizon? Really?? Jumping ship baby!!! AGH can’t 🙁 …… will lose unlimited data plan…..Oh wait!

    • El_Big_CHRIS

      i hope they have it man. Ive been holding out on the M8 for this >:(

  • Dave

    Snapdragon 801 and it’s off my radar 100%.

  • MistaButters

    Now the question is: G3 or wait for Moto X sequel?

    (I have a Nexus 5 so I don’t really need a phone, but when has that stopped me. Plus, my contract renewal is up for AT&T)

    • Dave

      If the G3 has an SD801, I won’t even consider it. Too many pixels to push and that thing will smoke batteries.

      • The Narrator

        Please, show us all of the evidence you have seen.

        • Dave

          I have no evidence of what it will have, just rumors. But the GPU in that chip set will be working OT pushing 2560 resolution and having to upconvert virtually everything you ever view on it, besides native video recording.

          • The Narrator

            The 801 supports resolutions up to 2560×2048. The preproduction Find 7 phones are doing just fine also. It will have a 3000+ mAh battery on top of that. I’m not really worried about it.

          • Defenestratus

            The Narrator: Don’t let pesky facts get in the way of emotionally based conjecture!

          • Maker Not Taker

            801 is a dog. Cant handle 2k based on prelim tests. Google it.

          • zattack

            The only advantage a 805 has over the 801 is the gpu improvements homie

        • Billyt

          No, no…it’s much easier to be proactively negative and assume the worst in the absence of fact.

      • bobbyp

        Qualcomm has stated that the first phones with the SD 805 will ship in May so my best guess is that you don’t have to worry about it.


    • Big EZ

      If the G3 has a microSD slot it’s going to be hard for me to wait on the rumored 5.2″ Moto X.

      • MistaButters

        I hope Moto got the hints about the Micro SD slot. They put one in the Moto E and the Moto G LTE, so I’m hoping (praying) the next Moto X has one as well.

        • Big EZ

          Yeah, but I still doubt it between the influence from Google (for your data) and carriers (more $ for data).

        • Tyrone Biggums

          Really? You pray for a phone?

      • sj0808

        Wait… didn’t people say 4.7inch moto x was the PERFECT size? Lol

    • Orion

      I’m in the same boat. I’m waiting to see what moto does this summer. I really want that rumored phablet along with the 360. If not, I’m definitely going with the G3.

      • MistaButters

        Yeah that 5.2″ screen rumor actually scares me a bit unless they can squeeze it into a body as small as the N5.

  • The 27th can’t come fast enough. I want to see this phone in person dangit

  • The Narrator

    Uh oh, no VZW again… Good thing I’m on Obama Wireless.

    • The Narrator
      • Narrator Loves Big Government

        You should be mad. You support a president who lies every chance he gets. Maybe you are cool with lying though as long as you get your government goodies. Enjoy your obamaphone, paid for by US taxpayers.

        • The Narrator
          • Concerned about Narrator

            It must be awesome to have so much free time you can comment on literally every post on a tech site, 24 hours a day. What time do your parents usually feed you?

          • The Narrator

            Every post? Lay down the salt, it’s bad for your heart.

          • michael arazan

            The inside of this guy’s brain must look like a waffle house bathroom

        • Damian

          Time and place to discuss politics, this is not the place.

          • Exactly

          • Concerned About Damian

            Damian, defending freedom is appropriate everywhere.

          • Damian

            Pretty sure this has nothing to do with freedom……

          • Damian’s Best Friend

            Pretty sure you and Narrator don’t get the concept of individual freedom.

          • Ian

            Lets vote on that.

          • Tony Byatt

            Just ignore the mutating troll…

            It’s so easy to do…

            And very effective…

          • CoreRooted

            I had to have a little fun with it. Especially when a quick Google search would provide facts. LOL

          • Maxim∑

            CNN comment section coming soon!

          • big dog

            I understand all that but will the g3 come with a charger & cable?

        • Ray

          Obama phones have been around way before Obama was president. I don’t care who’s president at this point it could be a jack Russell as long as bills get passed and people get what they need.

          • Exactly, if anything its a Regan phone. Bush is the one who extender it to cell phones to keep up with the fast changing technology

          • Common Sense

            Whomever started it shouldn’t have, and Obama has been giving those things away like candy, paid for by hard working Americans. Maybe you are cool with tax dollars being wasted, but a lot of people think it is stupid.

          • Personally I don’t care if my tax dollars are used to help people get Healthcare or help people eat. If I’m going to complain about tax money (which I don’t) I’d care more about it being used to fund illegal wars to kill people and bail out big business. But I’m not here to get political I’m here for tech news.

          • Teacher

            What would really be cool is if the government did what it was supposed to do, use our tax dollars wisely, and not mess with things they can’t do well or have no business meddling in. Wouldn’t that be awesome? Too bad Democrats need to buy votes to get elected.

          • calculatorwatch

            Lol, do you tell everyone you meet how much you hate democrats or is this just a case of internet anonymity making you feel bold? Seriously, just turn on Fox News and scream along with Bill O’Reilly like all the other republicans who think it’s unfair that they only get one vote just like everyone else.

          • CoreRooted

            A) It’s not paid for by the tax payers. It is funded from the telcos themselves. B) The fact that people are up in arms about tax dollars being wasted on a program that doesn’t use tax dollars proves that they have zero right to be up in arms about anything as they don’t seem to have the ability to research anything on their own.

          • Tony Byatt

            Why are y’all feeding this mutating troll…

            Ignore him, it’s easy to do…

            And very affective…

          • Concerned About Ray

            As with most things, Obama has taken it to a whole new level. He gives away stuff like Santa Claus. Also Ray, check out the Constitution sometime. Our government isn’t there to “give people what they need”. It is there to protect our individual rights and liberties against foreign and domestic entities. When the government takes from some just to give it to others we aren’t free anymore, we are servants to a too powerful government.

          • The Narrator

            Think about all those people who are in love and can’t get married because conservatives won’t stay the hell out of our constitution.

          • Narrator Is In Love

            If you and your boyfriend want to get married there are plenty of states that allow gay marriage. That is the beauty of a federalist system. Different states can do different things. Some states don’t want to redefine marriage, and some are cool with marriage being for all kinds of situations. Move to where you are happiest.

          • Ray

            Troll disappear

          • Ray’s Teacher

            Awesome rebuttal. Way to keep it civil.

          • Laquesha washington

            Obongo has accomplished nothing in life except gettings in to college and jobs because of chicago corrupt connections and skin color. Sad.

        • Every president lies. Hell let’s just say politicians in general are liars and are not looking out for your best interest. You don’t have enough money

          • The Narrator

            Sure, Obama isn’t perfect, but he’s a hell of a lot better than what we had in 2001. Too bad those crooks took away Gores win.

          • Narrator’s Dad

            Narrator, this is a serious question. Are you paid to lie for Obama? Look at the raw data from 2001-2007 versus 2008-2013. Obama has ballooned the national debt, raised taxes, stunted the economy, and generally been the worst president since, well, maybe ever. Bush was 15 times the president on his worst day than Obama is on his best day. Big government is bad, mkay? Obama loves big government. You need to accept you have been fooled by the left and start realizing the best thing for the most people is limited government and maximum freedom. Wake up Dude.

          • CC Me

            Politicians lie, that is correct. President Obama has a pattern of major cover ups, blatant lies to trick people, and abusing power to get his way. It is a question of degree, and Obama is the worst in US history.

          • Um you also described our previous president so what’s your point.

          • STICKY

            It’s easier to blame Obama cause FOX NEWS tells you to, then remember the worst president ever George w Bush. And now theres talk of his brother Jeb (the one who fixed votes in Florida to get his brother elected) may run for president. If i thought we were bad now, we are totaly screwed if he gets elected.

        • The Narrator

          You do realize the majority of welfare states, are red, right? Oh no you probably don’t.

          • Ray

            Exactly red states receive the most government assistance

          • Ian

            Why are all of the quintessential ‘blue’ states bankrupt?

          • Narrator’s Mom

            You do realize that the states with the best economic growth and the least financial problems are led by Republicans, right? Texas, Florida, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Carolina, are all doing great while California, New York, Michigan, and others are losing population and have major debt issues. Big government is a loser dude. Deal with it.

          • zachos

            You realize that Michigan’s governor is a republican, right? The majority of the house reps are also republican (yes, the senators are democrats). Population loss and debt issues are not a partisan issue. Your republicans like big government just as much the Narrator’s democrats do. http://www.thewire.com/politics/2013/08/governments-size-eye-beholder/68727/

          • michael arazan

            California has a larger economy than Russia and Italy, all by itself, WTF are you talking about?

            California’s economy, by itself, is one of the top 10 in the world.

            Do facts hurt your brain or something? Are you some type of Super-Villan that has to spout off Neo Con lies to get more powerful?

      • Tony Byatt

        Please ignore the mutating troll…

        It’s so easy to do…

        And very effective…

    • Dave


    • CoreRooted

      *sigh* Educate the uneducated: http://www.factcheck.org/2009/10/the-obama-phone/

      The “Obama Phone” was actually a program started by the Reagan administration and later amended by the Bush administration. It is not paid for by taxpayer money and the president (any president) has absolutely zero to do with the program.