If you’re a Lumia 810 owner, T-Mobile just made your day as the carrier has revealed to Engadget that a simple software update will enable LTE 4G support on the device.
That’s the good news. The bad news is there is no timeframe on when that will happen.
It has been speculated for some time that the Lumia 810, T-Mobile’s custom variant of the Lumia 820, had the chipset on board to handle T-Mobile’s nascent 4G LTE network. Now, T-Mobile has confirmed it noting that that the Lumia 810 and Galaxy Note II will both be the first two devices to support LTE over Band 4 (1700MHz AWS) with the Nexus 4 coming later (assuming FCC approval).
That’s some good company for the Lumia 810 to be in and shows T-Mobile must have confidence in the device. As previously mentioned, no timeframe on when that update will be coming but presumably it will happen when T-Mobile feels the network is big enough to warrant a firmware patch.
No word if the HTC 8X, which is also on T-Mobile, will get the same LTE treatment.
The Lumia 810 features a 4.3” and 800x480 ClearBlack OLED display, with a dual-core 1.5GHz CPU and optional wireless charging (via shell) all wrapped in a nice, albeit square, package.