Confirmed: T-Mobile HTC One M9 does include LTE band 2 and band 12 support


Yesterday, when the HTC One M9 became available to pre-order there was a little confusion over whether or not it included support for T-Mobile’s band 2 and band 12 LTE networks. That’s almost entirely down to the fact that the specifications on T-Mobile’s online listing page only includes LTE bands 4 and 17. But, thanks to the ever-knowledgeable product guru, Des Smith, we now know that the listed information is incorrect.

In a tweet last night, Des stated that the HTC One M9 listing is incorrect. It should read that it supports LTE bands 2, 4, 12 and 17.

So you can rest easy, folks. Your brand new HTC phone will support all of T-Mobile’s frequencies, including the newest 1900MHz and 700MHz ones.

Source: Twitter (@askdes)

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  • Tony Pettinato

    Does the Galaxy S6 support all of T-Mobile’s bands as well?

    • JLV90

      Yes it does.

  • chase1963

    Yea, what about the S6 ?

    • Bradley Karas

      Yeah I noticed the website didn’t say…but the FCC filing Samsung made says it does so no worries buy it

    • teckn9ne23

      Yes s6 has the bands also

      • bisayan

        Any Confirmation?

        • teckn9ne23

          Yea its on tmobile help and support website have a l8nk but wont post

        • bisayan

          Why not? I’m interested to see the info as well. Pls? lol

        • teckn9ne23

          it looks like it just posted

      • NattyBoh41oh

        Bands make me dance!!! lol…..

        • teckn9ne23

          U know it

    • Justin Smith

      It is kind of obvious since the note 4 had all of the bands…

  • KingCobra

    I thought this was already known since T-Mobile already said every device they release in 2015 will have Band 12.

    • Justin Smith

      Not everyone keeps 100% up to date with that kind of news. This is for those people.

    • They will. If the information T-Mobile has for this device is wrong, then one can also assume they put the wrong info down for the Lumia 640.

  • Guest

    Yes S6 has the bands here a link from tmobile

  • teckn9ne23

    Yes S6 has all the bands also

  • bisayan

    Thank you!

  • iMotoXperiaGalaxy

    It can have the whole marching band in it, and I still won’t get it. Not until HTC get rid of that ugly pointless black bezel at the bottom.

    Beautiful phone tho! Almost iPhone-like…

    • taron19119

      They can’t because it serve the purpose they need somewhere to hold the display drivers because of the front facing speakers the display drivers had to be moved

      • iMotoXperiaGalaxy

        Then explain the Xperia Z3, and several recent Moto devices that seemed to make it work.

        • taron19119

          Doest the moto x and z3 have front facing speakers on the top and bottom of the phone and htc said that’s y they have it

        • iMotoXperiaGalaxy

          Yes they do (I have the Moto X as well, it looks like it’s dual stereo speakers, but really the top speaker is stereo, the bottom is a mic). I had the Moto Nexus 6 for a bit and I can also confirm they have dual front speakers. Same as Z3, and Droid Turbo/Moto Maxx which I saw for myself. All have excellent sound. Not ONE quality, but not far from it.

        • KingofPing

          I was actually impressed by the speakers on the Nexus 6. I had the M7 and M8 (still using the M8) and the speakers on the Nexus were much better than I thought they would be.

          Too bad it ended up being just another typical Nexus in every other way….

        • iMotoXperiaGalaxy

          I took my Nexus 6 back for the Note 4 due to overheating and extensive battery drain. I was never a Nexus fan to begin with, but I tried to give it a chance only becuz Moto made it and the dual stereo speakers are some of the best in the business. The moto features on the X, we’re deeply missed on the N6. I was quite bored with the N6 to be honest. Not the biggest Samsung/Shitwiz fan, but the Note 4 won me over and I have yet to change the launcher on it.

        • Myles Douglas

          You do realize the HTC one devices that have the dual speakers actually play them in stereo mode, not actually using one for phone calls and the other for media, right? And the speakers aren’t some small speakers either

    • BadBatz

      I totally agree. It is ugly, ugly, ugly! And without it, the phone would be smaller, shorter by the height of that black ugly thing with the same screen dimensions.

      They kept it because their engineering was unable to design the internals in the space afforded by the dimensions of the screen (plus the side and speaker/microphone bezels.) They just fired some people, including the guy responsible for designing this mockery of an upgrade, so the M10 may push things forward quite a bit.
      I’ve gone through HTC Amaze, M7 and M8 and will most likely skip the M9, especially if the rumored shorter than M8 battery life is true. Oh, and that power button placement on the side…

  • Tim O. Towers

    Awesome! I can’t wait to get some Band 12 reception in my area!

  • whiskers

    I want a wp10 version of this phone.

  • solomon

    Htc m7, my &m9 by far the best build smartphone there is, s6 not even in the same league, lighter& thinner means may look nice but there s price for that, yes samsung sells well, there’s a reason most people that review, rate , &smartphone techies prefer htc phone s

    • Chris L

      How would you know? Have you even SEEN an S6 in person? Dont talk about things with a sense of absoluteness when you have no idea if its real or not.

      • solomon

        Yes I have seen s6 at best buy, my opinion was confirmed messing with it for a bit, s6 edge look s so much better, than s6 I’m talking build quality, I have a note 3 which I like, best build phone s htc,,

        • Mark

          They are both metal and glass slabs. I doubt there could be any major differences left for any dramatic build quality differences. The screen on the HTC however is absolute crap compared to the 2k resolution and the inherent superiority of AMOLED in general for contrast ratios.

        • solomon

          Your are correct s6 screen the best according to display mate build quality is what htc does best , best buy has both on display my opinion

        • Guest

          Your, grammar is terrible,,

        • solomon

          Wow I get to reply to a perfect person , that puts you in jesus class

  • brendanhohoho

    The M9 is easily one of the best Android smartphones out there, and just like the M8, it’s still not one of the most exciting – it is totally competent, however, which should be the more important consideration for people who aren’t interested in the frills offered elsewhere.