Ever since T-Mobile promised to introduce a Galaxy S III that supports LTE over Band 4 (1700MHz AWS), we’ve been scouring FCC docs for signs of its rumored March 27th arrival . Well folks, that day’s now come, as Samsung SGH-T999L has just cleared the regulatory body, complete with readiness for LTE Band 4. The phone’s model number pegs it as a natural successor for T-Mobile’s original Galaxy S III (SGH-T999), and it also carries telltale support for HSPA+ over the 1900, 1700 and 850MHz bands. Curiously, the handset also supports LTE Band 17, which is common amongst phones for AT&T — at the very least, this should add value for those willing to skirt those silly unlocking laws.
Samsung Galaxy S III passes FCC with support for T-Mobile LTE