It's about to get fast up in here… pic.twitter.com/LGLlArB4NG
— @evleaks (@evleaks) May 16, 2014
Evleaks has now shown us what Verizon is internally doing. Apparently “XLTE” will be double the LTE bandwidth in cities across the country, which would most likely improve speeds for everyone. Droid-Life also has a few additional details on XLTE, which include:
- The network will be capable of “faster peak” speeds.
- No changes in device settings are needed, nor will there be a new XLTE indicator. Devices will continue to say “4G LTE.” Customers also will not need to upgrade their plans. XLTE should work with your current setup.
- Not all devices are compatible, but most of the new devices from within the last year should work.
The fact that most users won’t need to upgrade their devices is great news all by itself. There’s no word on what devices those are, but if they’re within the last year then that would possibly include the HTC One (M7), the Samsung Galaxy S5, and a variety of other phones. Hopefully this gets released soon.