If the rather binary choices of blue and white for the current model of the T-Mobile's variant of the Samsung Galaxy S III don't appeal, there's another option available. A Titanium Grey color has popped up on Best Buy's website, at the same subsidized price as the other T-Mobile models, currently $179.99 with a two-year contract and a whopping $700 outright. Just be aware that if you actually buy a T-Mobile Galaxy S III at any time in the next month, your future self may come back Biff Tannen-style and smack you for being so shortsighted.


That's because T-Mobile is finally ready to start rolling out its LTE network, like the rest of the major American carriers, with a launch coming as soon as this month. According to a statement from T-Mobile's Chief Technology Officer Neville Ray just yesterday, a refreshed Galaxy S III sporting an LTE radio will be the first phone to take advantage of the new, speedier network. (T-Mobile's Galaxy Note II will also get a software update to work with LTE bands, just in case owners of the original T-Mobile Note didn't have enough buyer's remorse already.) Even conservative estimates place T-Mobile's LTE rollout in the second quarter of this year.

So in conclusion, Best Buy's got a spiffy new color of the Samsung Galaxy S III for T-Mobile, and if you buy it now, it's quite possible that you will regret it for the rest of your life. Or at least until the end of your upgrade cycle.

Best Buy - Samsung Galaxy S III Titanium Grey (T-Mobile)

Jeremiah Rice
Jeremiah is a US-based blogger who bought a Nexus One the day it came out and never looked back. In his spare time he watches Star Trek, cooks eggs, and completely fails to write novels.
  • http://twitter.com/ericcamil Eric Camil Jr

    As a galaxy S2 owner on TMOB -- I've been waiting for this LTE roll out Between HSPA+ and LTE Things will be looking better for all of us users.

  • slee823

    I have white but want grey, maybe next time.

  • moelsen8

    come on, this has to make you wonder about the Nexus 4........?

    • Zach Latta

      Nexus 4 supports T-Mobile's LTE network.

      • moelsen8

        Right, that's what I'm saying. We just need the "official" part.

      • droidempress

        Yea bc its unlocked out the box...mits supported by any network

  • Matthew Fry

    I have the white and I don't care what color it is.

  • johnythefox

    Can't you just go on amazon and buy just about any color back you want? And then cover it up with a stylish any color case?

  • JG

    No chance the phone might be HSPA+/LTE compatible... If they're planning on switching networks next month, it seems rather silly to release a phone now that won't be able to access it...

  • Isaac Momperousse

    So I am guessing the frequency that TMO is going to use is not compatible with the LTE antenna on the SG3?

  • Dinqyus

    LTE is inside SGIII radio chip. Just needs firmware to activate. bam. Just like they did last upgrade.

    • heatfan

      No, not in this version. This one is the T-999. T-Mobile will release a new LTE version of the S3. So use S3 buyers got screwed. How awesome is that?

      • mitchsurp

        By the time T-Mobile gets LTE anywhere worth a damn, you S3 owners will be able to upgrade to the S5 with T-Mobile's LTE in tow.

  • Sean Coleman

    When will this come out? A new SGIII with LTE or just a firmware for the current SGIII on T-Mobile?

  • Great_Offender

    I love this color. During Amazon's $.01 sale for Sprint I received this color. It was a replacement for a defective pebble blue. Even thought it's color is covered by the case I still love it.

  • droidempress

    Uhm this is completely false bc the titanium gsè is LTE capable....the whit and blue are not.....ugh so misleading

    • Edward

      Hell yeah bro you right my wife and I have the withe version I went to tje store grab a grey version and check the settings guess what says lte/gms/wcdm so the grey version is ready for lte