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FCC gets visited by Samsung GALAXY Note with T-Mobile 3G on board

FCC gets visited by Samsung GALAXY Note with T-Mobile 3G on board
Back in April, a time period that oddly feels like ions ago before the introduction of the Samsung Galaxy S III and iOS 6, we told you about a couple of items that pointed to a version of the Samsung GALAXY Note for T-Mobile. One was a leaked photo that actually showed the phablet branded with the T-Mobile logo and tagged as SGH-T879. The other was a leaked photo of the device's "About Phone" page which also showed the same model number. Now it appears as though the SHG-T879 has visited the FCC and lo and behold, it is the Samsung GALAXY Note with all 5.3 inches of that display and 3G connectivity to the nation's fourth largest carrier.

A version of the Samsung GALAXY Note wearing T-Mobile's 3G bands has visited the FCC

A version of the Samsung GALAXY Note wearing T-Mobile's 3G bands has visited the FCC

The version of the Samsung GALAXY Note that just met with the suits at the FCC came to lunch with the 1700MHz HSPA connection for T-Mobile, as well as connectivity for 850MHz and 1900MHz. But before T-Mobile customers with a hankering for the large get terribly excited, it is a possibility that the 1700MHz band will be for Canadian carriers Mobilicity or Wind Mobile. On the other hand (there's ALWAYS another hand it seems) we have seen those snapshots of the T-Mobile branded GALAXY Note.

Naysayers (there's ALWAYS a nay...oh, never mind) might say that T-Mobile is too late to the phablet party and besides, the much more eagerly awaited Samsung Galaxy S III and its 4.8 inch display is the superior device. To those people who think the glass is half empty, we'd say that if T-Mobile wants to offer the Samsung GALAXY Note, that is entirely their business. And yeah, the Samsung GALAXY Note didn't appear in the last T-Mobile road map, but then again, neither did the Samsung Galaxy S III.

source: FCC via Engadget

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posted on 12 Jun 2012, 05:49

1. Galen20K (Posts: 511; Member since: 26 Dec 2008)


Wow, that's a lot of "What ifs" ha But seriously I'm very sure this is T-Mobile USA's Galaxy Note as it's already shown up in T-Mobile USA's inventory list and there has been far too much evidence to prove otherwise. Hopefully its toting an updated S4 processor which it really could be. However, I'm still getting the Galaxy S III on June 21st. Its still nice to see an Updated Galaxy Note tho. - )

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 06:17

2. hung2900 (Posts: 771; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


Probably it will use Qualcomm Crapdragon S3 like At&t version. Sad.

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 07:23

4. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7437; Member since: 14 May 2012)


S4 + HSPA 42 = :)

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 06:44 1

3. tward291 (Posts: 559; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)


was the 3g a typo did you mean 4g?

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 08:44

5. eDiesel (Posts: 141; Member since: 17 Mar 2012)


Tmo has no lte

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 08:51 2

6. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


HSPA+ is also 4g. Get over it. If wimax, which maxes at 12 and runs 3-5mb/s gets to pretend its 4g, then HSPA+ that maxes at 42 and runs at 10-30 most definitely is 4g. It runs nearly identical speeds to VZW.

The original article they got it from also said 4g. I think it was just a case of lazy copying.

If its truely only "3G", then it better be the exynos version. But since its 1700mhz band, its HSPA+.

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 09:14

7. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2105; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


Just to clarify what remixfa just said, he's referring specifically to T-Mobile's HSPA+42 network. Not the HSPA+21 or HSPA+ variants.

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 11:58

10. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


correct.

though anything over 14mb/s is technically "4g" by american standards. By that standing, Sprint doesnt even qualify for the term since wimax maxes out at 12.

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 12:24

11. Alantef (Posts: 278; Member since: 14 Sep 2011)


maxes out at 12...i havent seen it go past 10 lol...

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 10:53

8. Alantef (Posts: 278; Member since: 14 Sep 2011)


this would have been sooooo nice to see in the tmo lineup about 2 or 3 months ago.....now at the same time as the S3 not sure if its gonna get much play

posted on 12 Jun 2012, 11:30 1

9. Birds (Posts: 961; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


I would not be surprised to see T-Mobile throw in an S4 and take the S3 and trash it....I have high hoes T-mobile.

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