T-Mobile to Add 700MHz Support to Select Phones
T-Mobile plans to make some of its handsets compatible with its 700MHz spectrum through a software update. Today, only the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge can use LTE on T-Mobile's 700MHz spectrum. T-Mobile said it will provide the system update to the Motorola Nexus 6 in the early part of 2015, followed by the Sony Xperia Z3 and Samsung Galaxy Avant in May, and the ZTE Max later this year. Two tablets and T-Mobile's Z915 LTE 4G Hotspot also support the 700MHz airwaves. T-Mobile is supplementing its AWS-based LTE network with its 700MHz holdings in select markets around the country. The company is still in the process of deploying LTE to all its 700MHz spectrum.
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Sony Xperia Z3
5.2" display 1080 x 1920 pixels
Snapdragon 801 processor 3 GB RAM
3,100 mAh battery
Headphone Jack (3.5mm), Memory Card Slot, Water-Resistant, NFC
Samsung Galaxy Note Edge (GSM)
5.6" display 1440 x 2560 pixels
Snapdragon 805 processor 3 GB RAM
3,000 mAh battery
Headphone Jack (3.5mm), Memory Card Slot, NFC, Fingerprint Reader
Would that also include Z3 Compacts?
All of the previously stated devices that are getting the update already supported Band 12. I'm not sure exactly why this update is necessary, to be honest.