While T-Mobile is promising a widespread LTE roll-out for 2013, one of the first LTE-enabled devices might have already been outed through the Bluetooth Special Interest Group. The Samsung SGH- T999L has just received certification through the group, and could end up being a Samsung Galaxy S III variant with LTE support.
The model number of the current HSPA+ Galaxy S III on T-Mobile is the SGH- T999, so tacking on a L to the model number only makes us believe that it stands for LTE. Once T-Mobile’s LTE has been fully rolled out, we’re sure there will be a nice selection of LTE devices on the carrier, but having one of the most popular Android devices in the world available (with LTE) out of the gate seems like a smart move to us. T-Mobile may be late to the LTE party, but we can only imagine that the carrier knows that it needs to come in swinging hard.
The Samsung Galaxy S III is still one of the best smartphones on the market, but this world moves fast. If the new T-Mobile handset does indeed turn out to be a LTE Galaxy S III, how much interest will surround the device when it debuts? Either way, it will most certainly be a staple in T-Mobile’s line up, especially when the three other Galaxy S III variant on Verizon, Sprint, and AT&T all currently ship with LTE.
If T-Mobile begins to offer the Galaxy S III in its very own LTE flavor, would you still be interested in grabbing one, or will you have moved on to bigger and better things?