Not quite, I did realize that the core chip will be soldered, but the HS-LTE in a socket replaceable for the user.
But what I meant with:
If we in Europe won’t have the option to re-/place the HS-LTE chip into the socket due to the lack of an European version we are again stuck with (the design) slow- LTE but a freshened up new motherboard. So the bigger benefit would be for the new US customers. I think this situation would not cause amusement among the European customers, where from the FP initially came which of course would not be your fault in general.
If destiny turns out negative for an European HS-LTE chip this situation anyway could turn out as a show stopper once this little known fact would come up in the public.
But reading through your messages it looks like you are well informed about the availability of specific chips. Probably you already know who is producing those HS-LTE chips for the US market and who could be the one for a European version.
Do you know how other manufacturers tackle this issue? Would there be an US handset version and one for the European market? I am curious about their solution.
How is your POV and how about the others here?