T-Mobile’s Galaxy S III, Model SGH-T999, Hits The FCC


When we first heard of Samsung’s SGH-T999 for T-Mobile, early on in the year, it seemed that the Android might end up released as the Galaxy S Blaze 4G. That didn’t come to pass, but the model number recently popped-up again, and this time along with some circumstantial evidence that made it seem likely to be T-Mobile’s version of the Galaxy S III. Later, we looked at some sample images from the cameras of various Galaxy S III carrier editions, including the T999 again. Now we’re one step closer to the phone’s release, upon the FCC publishing the handset’s certification paperwork.

The documents reveal 3G support for T-Mobile’s AWS band, just as we’d hope to see. Alongside that, though, there’s also support for the 850MHz and 1900MHz bands AT&T uses in the States, though we’ll probably see the T999 take advantage of those in somewhere like Canada, instead.

Aside from that extended frequency coverage, there aren’t any real surprises here, and all the stuff like NFC connectivity that we’ve heard about for the GS3 checks-out with what’s mentioned in these files.

With the FCC out of the way, now we’ve just got to wait for T-Mobile to announce when sales of its GS3 will start. Worldwide, pre-orders are reportedly already north of nine million handsets.

Source: FCC

Share This Post
What's your reaction?
Love It
Like It
Want It
Had It
Hated It
About The Author
Stephen Schenck

Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen’s first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he’s convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he’s not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits

Read more about Stephen Schenck!