T-Mobile says data speeds will double for some customers using the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ (VIDEO)

T-Mobile used today's unveiling of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ to announce that some subscribers upgrading to these new phones will be able to double their LTE data speeds on T-Mobile's network. With the faster speeds, a two-hour movie can be downloaded in just 15-seconds. The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are the first handsets to take advantage of three technologies already built into the T-Mobile network.

These three technologies include 4 x 4 MIMO, which adds more connections between a cell tower and a Galaxy S8/S8+. Carrier aggregation increases the bandwidth and as a result, the bitrate is increased. Think of a busy highway with only two lanes open. Cars slow down. Once the third lane is open, traffic speeds up. And 256QAM increases the number of bits delivered per each transmission, which also increases data speed. The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ will also be the first to use the unlicensed spectrum on the 5 GHz band known as LTE-U.

The new technologies are offered in 300 T-Mobile markets. You can find all of them listed on T-Mobile's website found by clicking on the sourcelink. Also, at the top of the story, you can see a video released by T-Mobile that show gigabit-class speeds for a Samsung Galaxy S8 running on T-Mobile's 4G LTE network.

source: T-Mobile

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1. Phonehex

Posts: 768; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

Obviously they will considering this is the BEST PHONE EVER !

7. BeersAndTech

Posts: 95; Member since: Sep 28, 2015

Obviously, you're extremely stupid.

8. Phonehex

Posts: 768; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

Obviously your'e too poor to afford a top notch classy phone. Go feel happy spending 200 on Moto G5 plus and go mad with excitement of you getting max value for your 200$

14. p51d007

Posts: 705; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

And I'll have money in the bank, instead of trying to pay off a phone, and an emergency car repair, hospital bill, new roof, broken air conditioner etc... I'd rather pay for a modest phone, have money in the bank, than continue to WASTE money on this years "new thing", which will (by the manufacturer, websites, carriers) to be out of date, in 9-12 months.

15. PryvateiDz

Posts: 445; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

How is someone poor just because they decide that they are not going to buy the Samsung Galaxy S8 line? You don't know how a person is spending their money, and there's a thing called matter of preference (you know there are other smartphones in the world). Also, why is it even acceptable to call someone poor as insult. I don't think the person should've called you stupid, but neither is saying they're poor cool. Anywho, there are many, near comparable smartphones for a fraction of the cost, so if someone decides to not buy the Samsusng Galaxy S8 or S8+ that's not a bad thing, in all honesty, it may be a smart thing. They're saving money, where they can invest that money into areas for long-term wealth, or just pocket the money for other things more relevant to them.

2. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

well, that will make loading up on netflix shows & Movies for my upcomming euro trip easy as pie.

3. King_bilo

Posts: 115; Member since: May 20, 2015

nice. Travelling the world just to stare at your screen

5. VeronicaMars

Posts: 17; Member since: Nov 20, 2015

Hater! You're just sad b/c your prefer brand can't get up to Sammys heels. I'm so happy for you @remixta! are you gonna pre-order? I'm so excited! I was jumping of joy!

10. willard12 unregistered

I can only assume there may be some form of air or sea travel to and from Europe that may take several hours (days by sea). So, it may be enjoyable during that period of travel to watch Netflix shows and movies. You would be surprised, but there will likely be 200-300 other people staring at screens during that process of taking and returning from a trip to Europe.

11. Chakra

Posts: 136; Member since: Dec 02, 2009

Don't know about you, but assuming remixfa is taking a plane overseas: like most people he'll probably get bored staring at the seat in front of him before the "fasten the seat belts" sign lights up.

12. dmitrilp_

Posts: 330; Member since: Sep 12, 2016

Or the clouds...

4. VeronicaMars

Posts: 17; Member since: Nov 20, 2015

OMG! I just can't wait!!!!! I'm loving it!

6. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

My internet connection is way slower than that :(

9. dmitrilp_

Posts: 330; Member since: Sep 12, 2016

How about a standing ovation to the Mack daddy of the mac daddy's? The boss, "el jefe" is finally here ladies and gentlemen. It will take a while for the others to catch up.

13. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1185; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

You won't be getting those speed in 99% of the time in your daily life. You should be grateful if you just get 1/10 of that most of the time....

17. Omarc07

Posts: 574; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Same with other carriers here in los angeles all get average 20s only. Different phones same thing att ,verizon,sprint and tmobile get about 20 to 25 mbps average.

16. Blazers

Posts: 764; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

I have T-Mobile here in Las Vegas, and their LTE speeds lag behind AT$T and Verizon (Sprint is last as usual). LTE U will definitely be welcome. I'm looking forward to experiencing it on the Note 8.

19. cleatglitch

Posts: 165; Member since: May 25, 2013

cool...my hometown an where i live is covered

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