T-Mobile is all set to launch the Galaxy S3 on its LTE network by June 5. As for the rumors, an LTE-powered S3 will replace T-Mobile’s previous Galaxy S3 that only supported HSPA. T-Mobile is opting to expand its LTE network, which it says will reach to 200 million Americans by the end of this year.
Currently, the S3 is available on a two year contract at $99 on various carriers. The off-contract price of this one-year old flagship is around $549 on different third party retailers. However, T-Mobile is charging a high price for its Galaxy S3 LTE. The complete retail price of the device is $550 with a down payment of $70.
The price of new HTC One and Galaxy S4 are only $50 and $80 less than this. The carrier itself has not confirmed anything on its S3 LTE. Reportedly, T-Mobile will be carrying the Samsung Galaxy Exhibit from May 29 onwards. The T-Mobile Galaxy Exhibit was first talked on in February. The device is set to feature 1GHz dual core CPU, 5 MP camera and WVGA screen. The device runs on Android 4.1.
T-Mobile S3 LTE will not feature any significant alterations compared to the HSPA version, except for the data speed. HSDPA supports a speed of 21Mbps whereas the 4G LTE may extend it to 100Mbps. Galaxy S3 is almost a year old now and with a new series of smartphones from Samsung and HTC, it not under the spotlight.
But, it may be a convenient choice for those who want to experience a high speed data and Wi-Fi network on their smartphone at a confined budget and are not too keen on latest smartphones. T-Mobile Galaxy S3 LTE may also follow up with some major software updates after its launch on June 5, but the carrier is yet to make an official announcement.