What, the FourG?!

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What, the FourG?!

by chao.zhang » Tue Jan 19, 2016 11:11 am

Yes, whether you have read our latest Kickstarter Update or not, I am telling you:

REPHONE CORE MODULE 4G IS COMING!

Since our researches and investigations have shown that it is only a matter of time that 3G being replaced by the fast-spreading 4G LTE technology, we still decided to skip over 3G and directly go 4G, even though we've put a lot of efforts on the 3G module development. We want to bring you what's the best.

See below, the comparison of 3G and 4G:
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We’ve already sketched out the R&D plan of RePhone Core Module 4G, check the followings:

* RePhone Core Module 4G
Spec:
• LTE Cat 1
• FDD bands:2, 4, 17(N.America) ;3, 8, 20(Europe)
• Maximum Transfer Rate: 10 Mb/s download, 5 Mb/s upload
• Powerful microcontroller
• Standard Xadow interface,USB 2.0
• Compatible with all Xadow modules
• Nano SIM, button, LED, antenna
• Voltage:3.3-4.2V

R&D Plan:
• Jan ~ March, 4G module prototype selection, processor solution selection
• April ~ May, RePhone Core Module 4G hardware prototype finished
• June ~ Sept, SW porting, HW&SW optimization, testing, iteration, sourcing & manufacturing
• October, Shipping

We will keep updating the progress of the RePhone 4G module development regularly under this topic, and also, sincerely, we want to invite all of you to join the discussion & iteration of RePhone 4G development in the RePhone Community, to co-create the great wisdom of open R&D and thinking.
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Re: What, the FourG?!

by gvdfleet » Tue Jan 19, 2016 12:29 pm

This sounds exciting upgrading to 4G. I will be looking forward to your progress in the next few months. Keep up the good work.
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Re: What, the FourG?!

by connect » Tue Jan 19, 2016 11:03 pm

Will the 4G module be able to fall-back to 2G or 3G?
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Re: What, the FourG?!

by chao.zhang » Wed Jan 20, 2016 9:59 am

gvdfleet wrote:This sounds exciting upgrading to 4G. I will be looking forward to your progress in the next few months. Keep up the good work.


Great thanks mate!
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Re: What, the FourG?!

by chao.zhang » Wed Jan 20, 2016 10:00 am

connect wrote:Will the 4G module be able to fall-back to 2G or 3G?


We are trying to select a chipset of 4G which is compatible with 2G as well.
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Re: What, the FourG?!

by ahmet.cetinkaya.1983 » Thu Jan 21, 2016 2:12 am

Will the cpu be mt2502?
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Re: What, the FourG?!

by dbelam » Fri Feb 05, 2016 4:27 am

It's good news! I will insta-buy it. Only 2 questions:
- will it have Bluetooth of any kind
- will it have a GPS module with external antenna connection?
I know, the board is already crowded with fancy and useful stuff, but adding one more connector instead of a whole GPS module would save a lot of space on wearables.
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Re: What, the FourG?!

by bill.g.mccracken » Wed Feb 10, 2016 6:01 am

CDMA is going to be around for at least another 5 years, and many smaller carriers will be even longer. Sure you want to jump to a LTE only module?

Also, your carrier bands are very narrow. Look at the iPhone supported band list and try to mimic as close as you can for band support. The iPhone is a global carrier device so supporting those listed bands means you are hitting almost all carrier requirements.
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Re: What, the FourG?!

by bill.g.mccracken » Fri Feb 12, 2016 10:58 am

One last thing, if you are considering LTE only, that means no voice services or SMS. Rephone would have to be a Voip or IMS/SIP ciient capable otherwise the device is data only. Sms would have to be SMS over IP. This would require a real OS more like Raspberry pi.
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Re: What, the FourG?!

by rob1004 » Sat Apr 09, 2016 5:41 pm

Will the 4G LTE also work in Japan?
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