It is official – if you are going to rock to the Samsung Galaxy S3 on T-Mobile’s network, then be prepared to miss out on LTE goodness, as this particular smartphone will not play nice with T-Mobile’s upcoming LTE network. A T-Mobile spokesperson did confirm that the same LTE radio inside T-Mobile’s version will be the same as any other Galaxy S3 model arriving in the US, although it will be incompatible with T-Mobile’s future LTE network.

The Samsung Galaxy SIII won’t run on T-Mobile’s LTE network in the future, but we will continue to operate our HSPA+ 42 network when we launch LTE in 2013.

The culprit behind this bit of news? Well, the fault apparently lies in T-Mobile’s AWS spectrum, as AT&T and Verizon rely on bands in the 700MHz spectrum for their LTE – which is not something that T-Mobile will do. Of course, do take note that LTE does have the promise of superior speeds, but T-Mobile’s HSPA+ 42 is no slouch either, where independent tester RootMetrics claimed is faster compared to Sprint’s 4G WiMax. Is this a make or break decision for you if you have been rooting for a Samsung Galaxy S3 all this while on T-Mobile?

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Key SpecsGalaxy S3
Status Released
Resolution 1280x720
Display Diagonal 4.8"
Processor/Soc Name Exynos 4412, 4-core, 1.4 GHz
Max. Total Storage Capacity 128 GB
Megapixels 8 MP
Battery Capacity (mAh) 2100 mAh
Street Price $290
Complete product data Samsung Galaxy S3 Full specs
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