We would be lying if we were to say that we were not a bit skeptical on this one, however sometimes that is the fun that comes with a rumor. In this case, a recently discovered Bluetooth SIG filing suggests that an LTE capable Galaxy S III could be heading to T-Mobile.
The filing is showing a handset with the model number of SGH-T999L. And just to make the point clear, the currently available T-Mobile Galaxy S III is the SGH-T999. This Bluetooth SIG filing has added the L and the speculation is that L stands for LTE.
The rest of the filing notes that the T999L is a GSM phone with Bluetooth 4.0 supporting “HSP, A2DP, AVRCP, GAVDP, HFP1.5, OPP, PBAP, MAP, PAN, HID etc.” Of course, given where this discovery is coming from, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG), we wouldn’t have expected much more.
All that said, a revamped Galaxy S III would be a nice LTE capable device for T-Mobile. It would arrive as a nice addition to the Galaxy Note II and hopefully arrive in-time, if not a little before T-Mobile begins rolling out their LTE network. Otherwise, assuming the L in the T999L does stand for LTE, it seems the next step would be an FCC filing. And then maybe confirmation from Samsung and/or T-Mobile.