FCC gets visit from LTE enabled T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S III

FCC gets visit from LTE enabled T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S III
T-Mobile appears ready to launch its LTE pipeline in Las Vegas and Kansas City. Once the nation's fourth largest carrier starts blanketing the country with its LTE signal, it is expected that it will send out a software update to turn on the LTE support buried inside the Samsung GALAXY Note II and the Nokia Lumia 810. Additionally, T-Mobile is expected to add an LTE flavored version of the Samsung Galaxy S III to its lineup. Currently, the three devices use the mobile operator's HSPA+ network for 4G coverage.

Since the LTE-enabled version of the Samsung Galaxy S III would be using a different radio than its current model, the FCC needs to sign off on the device. The SGH-T999L, as the phone is known to its best pals, will still have that HSPA+ connectivity just in case you live in a spot that has not yet been covered by T-Mobile LTE. With the LTE support on bands 4 and 17, it's party time for AT&T customers using this device, as well.

The only possible downside here is that the Samsung Galaxy S IV is getting closer and closer and with possible new features like the rumored "eye scroll," which tracks your eyes to scroll content on the screen, who is going to want a phone without the latest and greatest capabilities?

source: FCC via TmoNews

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Galaxy S III T-Mobile
  • Display 4.8" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh(10.00h talk time)

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6 Comments

1. richardyarrell2011

Posts: 510; Member since: Mar 16, 2011

I always want the best. I love my Samsung Galaxy Note 2 nothing is better than this device period. I owned the Galaxy S3 and will be purchasing the Galaxy Note 3 in October 2013 when it's released for sure. Who knows just for GP I might pick up the Galaxy S4 also. Nothing beats Samsung period.

3. deadstroke

Posts: 113; Member since: Jan 22, 2013

and ur right ^-^

2. deadstroke

Posts: 113; Member since: Jan 22, 2013

good for all

4. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

If it comes with a time-adjusted price tag, meaning "cheap", it could still work very well. The S3 will become a solid mid-ranger once the S4 drops.

5. Cannabis

Posts: 22; Member since: Jan 20, 2013

TMO is going to do what they always do with aging once upon a time flagships, offer them for free to new lines, then use them for their monthly4G phone lineup.

6. kevin_wsy

Posts: 34; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

I think if I could get this phone for $300 off contract for a new one when it comes out with LTE up and running in my area, I wouldn't mind

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