Earlier in August, we spoke about Sprint launching the LG G2 with a tri-band radio which would combine three different LTE bands to bring blazing fast 4G LTE data speeds on the customers’ fingertips. Sprint has now officially announced the arrival of three smartphones with this feature. The carrier will start selling the LG G2, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini and the Galaxy Mega 6.3 with support for the new tri-band LTE frequencies starting from November 8. Sprint will also launch the HTC One Max with this feature but the release date for the handset has not been fixed yet.
This will certainly put Sprint at a distinct advantage as far as data speeds are concerned. But with Sprint’s LTE coverage fairly limited now, we don’t think a lot of customers in the U.S. will be able to take advantage of this new offering. Only yesterday we spoke about Sprint’s 4G LTE expansion in 45 new cities, so the carrier is certainly heading in the right direction. This also somewhat justifies the delay in launching the LG G2 by the carrier, but we feel it’s a little too late as the smartphone has been widely available in the U.S. for almost two months now.