T-Mobile-Bound SGH-T999 Galaxy S III Passes Through FCC

All signs are pointing toward the SGH-T999 (Galaxy S III) heading to T-Mobile as the newest piece of evidence surfaces in the form of FCC approval. The documents reveal WCDMA support for T-Mobile’s AWS band, just as we expected to see — though no sign of LTE compatibility. There’s also support for the 850 and 1900 bands indicating this device will be ready to rock under T-Mobile’s refarmed 4G network as well. The lack of LTE connectivity isn’t surprising given that T-Mobile won’t launch their LTE network until 2013, but we had hoped that Samsung and T-Mobile would forward think given that T-Mobile’s AWS LTE network will pair up nicely with AT&T’s own LTE 1700 bands.

NFC (near-field communication) is on board, but we don’t know how much support T-Mobile will provide for this feature, though we hope Google Wallet support is a possibility. Other than that, we’re not seeing any additional surprises here, good or bad.


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