UPDATE: It looks like these updates did enable 256 QAM and 64 QAM on the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge. Qualcomm pinged me today to say that T-Mo has updated both phones to support 256 QAM for downloads and 64 QAM for uploads, and some users on Reddit are seeing increased network speeds after installing their phone’s update.
T-Mobile is now pushing updates to its Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, with the former moving to version G930TUVU4PK1 and the latter getting bumped up to G935TUVU4APK1. The Galaxy S7’s update appears to be 82.10MB, while the Galaxy S7 edge’s is 81.96MB.
The included changelog for the updates says “The security of your device has been improved,” and indeed, these updates include the November 1 security patch.
It’s possible that these updates also add 256 QAM and 64 QAM capabilities. T-Mobile hasn’t officially confirmed that the updates include those features, but the timing is right, and Neville Ray said yesterday that the S7 and S7 edge would be updated with 256 QAM “very soon.”
Has your Galaxy S7 or S7 edge gotten its update yet?
Thanks, Jesse and David!