Sprint's secret booster will make your high-end handset run faster

Sprint's secret booster will make your high-end handset run faster
You've heard of the Trojan Horse. Now, Sprint has the Trojan phone. Early next year, the carrier will unlock a feature hidden in its flagship handsets that will give these models the ability to increase connectivity speed. According to Sprint Chief Technology Officer John Saw, besides a hike in the average speed, reliability will increase.

The phones affected include popular models like the Apple iPhone 7, Samsung Galaxy S7, LG G5 and the Google Pixel. The feature being unlocked will allow these phones to work with 3 x carrier aggregation. Simply put, this increases the width of the pipeline serving Sprint users so that more traffic can fit in the pipeline and have the room to travel faster.

Unlike most carriers, Sprint uses three different frequencies including the 2.5GHz airwaves that are higher frequency. While such airwaves offer higher capacity and speed, they also have the opposite features of low frequency spectrum such as limited distance and an inability to penetrate buildings. But the 3 x carrier aggregation allows all three bands to be used giving Sprint customers the best of each of the three frequencies. The HTC Bolt, a Sprint exclusive, is the first phone offered by the carrier to support this technology out of the box

The nation's fourth largest carrier announced today that a new feature called High Performance User Equipment will extend the range of its cell towers by 30%, allowing more users to connect to the higher frequency 2.5GHz band. The first handset to offer this feature will be the Samsung Galaxy S8. Vice president of product development Ray Sullivan says that he hopes that all handsets are supporting HPUE within two years.

source: CNET



1. yyuu1000

Posts: 260; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

just remove bloat

3. crzykiller

Posts: 91; Member since: Jan 03, 2015

Read the article instead of the title ya scrub it has nothing to do with phone performance but with connectivity speed

5. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1354; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

Seriously? Read more than just the title.

2. eman99

Posts: 410; Member since: Aug 03, 2010

Is this going to be everywhere or just kc

4. boriqua2000

Posts: 260; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

Sprint has been saying the same thing for years. Same crap different day.

6. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Sounds precisely liked a modified carrier update ( https://is.gd/pqv6IX ), but now official...

7. Punchy506

Posts: 129; Member since: Jan 10, 2016

In two years, I'll be on Verizon 5g. Nice try sprint.

8. destinatus

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 15, 2016

They are merely removing the multimedia proxy. You can do this now if you can edit your APN.

9. dmitrilp_

Posts: 330; Member since: Sep 12, 2016

So the Samsung Galaxy S8 is gonna come with all it's might

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