By Stephen Schenck | May 18, 2012 7:33 PM
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.