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T-Mobile Galaxy S III hits the FCC, is it launching soon?

0. phoneArena 18 May 2012, 20:49 posted on

The device that is widely believed to be the T-Mobile variant of the Samsung Galaxy S III has just hit the FCC, which makes us wonder if the T-Mobile variant will be released earlier than the others. The other 3 variants of the Galaxy S III in the US...

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posted on 18 May 2012, 21:22

1. Conan_Kudo (Posts: 19; Member since: 21 Dec 2011)


The Lumia 900 has AWS WCDMA too.

posted on 18 May 2012, 21:44 1

8. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2692; Member since: 26 May 2011)


The unlocked Lumia 900 has the 2100 band of AWS, but not the 1700, so it wouldn't work on T-Mobile's current 3G network.

posted on 18 May 2012, 22:56 2

16. Conan_Kudo (Posts: 19; Member since: 21 Dec 2011)


According to the FCC filing by Nokia, the AT&T variant of the Nokia Lumia 900 is a quad-band GSM device (GSM 850/900/1800/1900), a pentaband UMTS HSPA+ device (UMTS 850/900/AWS/1900/2100), and a dual-band LTE device (LTE 700B17/AWS).

Then again, I'm not surprised you don't know. Most people believe what it says on the box rather than double checking with the FCC.

posted on 19 May 2012, 00:04 6

19. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2692; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Aha, I see the problem. As I said, I was talking about the unlocked international version, not the AT&T locked version, because I assumed if someone on T-Mo would want to use a Lumia, they'd opt for the unlocked variant rather than the one which will need warranty-breaking modification.

Although, it was nice of you to be a condescending jerk rather than have a conversation.

posted on 19 May 2012, 10:44

31. Conan_Kudo (Posts: 19; Member since: 21 Dec 2011)


I'm sorry about that. I'm normally not that way, but I've been riled up by other things and the paint smell in my house does not make things any better...

posted on 19 May 2012, 10:48

33. Conan_Kudo (Posts: 19; Member since: 21 Dec 2011)


Also, why would AWS WCDMA require a warranty-breaking modification? The radio should be configured already. The only thing that should be needed is the SIM unlock.

posted on 19 May 2012, 10:02

30. simplyj (Posts: 404; Member since: 23 Dec 2009)


Yes it does have that stupid AWS for LTE. However, no one has been able to get it to work with T-Mobile, so it's pointless to bring this up. I really hope the 910 or whatever they want to call it comes to T-Mobile.

posted on 18 May 2012, 22:11

13. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5645; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


what show is your Profile Picture from? it's gonna drive me crazy if i don't remember. xD

posted on 19 May 2012, 00:56 3

23. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)


Detective Conan!!!

posted on 20 May 2012, 11:12

36. protozeloz (Posts: 5381; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


yep thats him

posted on 18 May 2012, 21:24

2. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8922; Member since: 14 May 2012)


It better come with that quad core processor..

posted on 18 May 2012, 21:45 2

9. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2692; Member since: 26 May 2011)


That's a good point, without LTE worries, there's no reason why the T-Mo variant wouldn't have the Exynos in it.

posted on 18 May 2012, 23:05 1

18. remixfa (Posts: 14145; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


Unless the Exynos can do 42mb/s HSPA+, it is unfortunately less likely that it will have exynos and more likely it will have S4. That is the exact reason they didnt take exynos the first time.. though I'd like to believe they would keep exynos, the track record says they will go for the higher data number for advertising. I cant find anything on exynos 42mb/s hspa+... so i keep my fingers crossed but my hopes aren't up. :(

Though personally I think saying "we have the only quad core SGS3 in America" is a bigger draw than "look, another 42mb/s phone!".

posted on 19 May 2012, 00:17 1

21. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4108; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


I certainly hope the quad Exynos is capable of 42 mb/s. T-mo needs the marketing. I just don't get why Samsung didn't make LTE and 42 mb/s HSPA+ compatible on the Exynos in the GS2...

posted on 19 May 2012, 10:46

32. Conan_Kudo (Posts: 19; Member since: 21 Dec 2011)


Part of the problem is that dual-cell HSPA+ isn't really used much outside of North America. On top of it, the proper variant of dual-cell is supposed to double the HSUPA speed from 5.76Mbps to ~11Mbps. But of course, it seems most people don't care about uplink speeds that much, according to the carriers.

posted on 18 May 2012, 21:25

3. sheep (banned) (Posts: 10; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)


Quad core would be nice

posted on 18 May 2012, 21:35 1

4. richardyarrell2011 (banned) (Posts: 510; Member since: 16 Mar 2011)


Mark it down folks T-MOBILE has a BIG SURPRISE with this GALAXY S3. It will have 2gb of ram might sound crazy but everyone will see...

posted on 18 May 2012, 21:44

7. metoyou (Posts: 278; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Where did you heard the 2gb ram from?

posted on 18 May 2012, 21:46 2

10. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2692; Member since: 26 May 2011)


the only confirmed variant with 2GB of RAM is the LTE model for DoCoMo Japan. there is literally no reason to believe T-Mo's model will have 2GB of RAM.

posted on 18 May 2012, 22:58 1

17. Conan_Kudo (Posts: 19; Member since: 21 Dec 2011)


While that's true, Samsung has announced mass production of 2GB LPDDR2 packages for smartphones and the NTT DoCoMo version uses it. The T-Mobile USA version is likely to use Snapdragon S4 in order to take advantage of HSPA+42 support on the SoC, so it'll likely be similar specced to the DoCoMo variant.

posted on 19 May 2012, 00:08

20. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2692; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Yes, and something that has just begun mass production won't be making it into shipping devices for at least 3-4 months. Since all SGS3 variants are due out in the next month or so, it's highly unlikely that any other variants will have 2GB of RAM.

posted on 18 May 2012, 21:37

5. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


Hope tmobile keep the exynos as they dont need the snapdragon casue they dont have LTE .
But 2GB of ram is a nice welcome

posted on 18 May 2012, 21:53 1

11. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5645; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


the Galaxy S II didn't need a Crapdragon either but it came with one anyway.

posted on 18 May 2012, 22:39

14. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


the s3 wasnt reallly too bad on the tmobile one right ?
Why people are bashing it so badly
and its cheaper than its competitors for example omap 4 , exynos or whatever

posted on 18 May 2012, 22:54 1

15. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5645; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


it wasn't as terrible as an HTC S3 powered phone because it didn't have the double whammy of poor Crapdragon power and the resource heavy Sense UI but it wasn't great either i'll put it like that. not really. it was T-Mobile's Flagship phone by the time the SII came out on T-Mo Verizon had more powerful mid-range phones like the Bionic and the Droid 3.

posted on 19 May 2012, 05:04

25. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)


HTC S3 is a new name for Galaxy S3.

posted on 19 May 2012, 08:24 1

27. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8922; Member since: 14 May 2012)


The Bionic clocked at 1GHz was actually faster than the 1.5GHz S3.

posted on 19 May 2012, 08:35

28. remixfa (Posts: 14145; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


no it wasnt, not by a long shot.

posted on 19 May 2012, 13:08 1

34. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5645; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


yeah it was bro. xD

posted on 19 May 2012, 09:14

29. UMAFan (Posts: 13; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Yet another person zombied into Verizon's marketing.

The Bionic and Droid 3 didn't come anywhere close to the Snapdragon S3 performance ot the T-Mobile Galaxy S II. Remember that was one of the first 42mbps phones ever.

posted on 19 May 2012, 13:35

35. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5645; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


what are you talking about? what does the Galaxy S II's data speed category have to do with how powerful it is? *sigh* yet another person diving into something they know nothing about. :P

you realize that if you believe the S3 is any better than the OMAP4 even @ 1GHz then it's hitting pretty close to the Exynos which you know is not true. the OMAP4 @ 1.2GHz is right there, neck at neck with the 4210. the only other difference between the Droid Razr and the Droid Bionic is that in Moto's build of 2.3.4 there were faulty GPU drivers.

posted on 19 May 2012, 00:21

22. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4108; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


They might want the S4, I haven't seen anything about if the quad Exynos is compatible with 42mb/s HSPA+, and that's all T-mo will accept for it's high end devices. That's why the GS2 had the S3, because the Exynos was only compatible with 21mb/s HSPA+

posted on 18 May 2012, 21:42

6. metoyou (Posts: 278; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Big Three in Canada plan are so expensive not to mention THREE years agreement. So if this is true then sales definitely jump since AWS carriers don't have nice phone except S2 just released recently

posted on 18 May 2012, 22:04 2

12. tedkord (Posts: 5252; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Awesome! This means only 4-6 months until the Verizon version visits the FCC.

posted on 19 May 2012, 00:57

24. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)


The main question right now is... quad core or dual core... A quad core phone will give a good boost to T-Mo.

posted on 19 May 2012, 08:20

26. remixfa (Posts: 14145; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


from Cyanogen himself (for those of you that dont know, he works at Samsung, and he had a hand in this device):

"5. HOLY CRAP, it's fast. Depending on where you get your device the chipset may be different, but the US model is no slouch. There's almost no jank in the display, it's super smooth. For you people who know how long it takes to "adb push" a full CM ROM over to /sdcard/, you'll be happy to know that it just takes a couple of seconds. The I/O bandwidth seems to be far and beyond any other device I've used."

key part to me is the "US model" part. It sounds like there is just 1 main variant coming to the states.. which we all know means the SGS3 with S4. Still holding out a bit of hope that he just couldnt specify whats going where and that little sliver of hope for the Exynos on Tmobile, but its really not looking like it has a good chance.

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