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Samsung Galaxy Note II spotted at the FCC

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Samsung Galaxy Note II spotted at the FCC
Samsung Galaxy Note II spotted at the FCC
Well, folks, we have both good and bad news. The good news is that the Samsung Galaxy Note II has been spotted at the FCC, which, as usual, suggests that the smartphone is getting closer to launch in the U.S. 

What spoils everything, however, is that the version that has been granted the FCC's seal of approval, referred to by the model name GT-N7105, appears to be made for the global market. That is because the device does not appear to be compatible with LTE networks of U.S. carriers, according to its FCC filing.

Nevertheless, we expect seeing a Samsung Galaxy Note II model that gets along well with U.S. carriers' LTE networks pretty soon. The smartphone is scheduled for release in October, and we might see it land on the shelves of AT&T, Verizon, and possibly even Sprint. And while you're here, why don't you check out our Samsung Galaxy Note II hands-on?

source: FCC via Engadget

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posted on 12 Sep 2012, 06:44 1

1. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2011; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


SMH,,, why must we always, get these phones last... -,-

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 07:37

2. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4438; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


So if the Galaxy Note II is to have a quad-core but the Exynos is incompatible with U.S. 4G LTE, does it mean it will get Qualcomm's insanely BEASTLY quad-core S4 Pro with Adreno 320 clocked at 1.5 to 1.7GHz?

Wow if that happens that would make the phone EVEN better than originally developed because the quad-core S4 Pro kills the quad-core Exynos 4. If that happens the Samsung Galaxy Note II will be the phone I get this year PERIOD!

I CAN'T WAIT TO FIND OUT!!!!

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 09:16

3. Bernoulli (Posts: 1629; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


Not quite, have you gotten your hands on exynos quad core? I remember even the international galaxy s2 with dual core ran circles to the snapdragon s3 dual chip, and it has been confirmed at least with T-Mobile that it is getting it almost unchanged, since the note has AWS support as well they only have to change the 1900/2100 for the 1700/2100 and that's it lol T-Mobile doesn't have LTE so it doesn't really matter lol none the less Verizon's release 8 equipment sucks, making their phones run on 2 networks (cdma and LTE) which kills the battery, same with AT&T, it's a shame even sprint got better release 9 equipment, but the winner will be T-Mobile with release 10 equipment, and considering last root metrics test, T-Mobile doesn't actually offer 4G, that's just considered 3.5G, so LTE advanced will murder Verizon and AT&T, since the HSPA+ already kills sprint's LTE lol

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 10:07

5. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4438; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Dude it's WIDELY known that the quad-core S4 Pro is the best SoC in the WORLD right now. You can't compare the S3 to a S4. It's like comparing apples and oranges. It's known the Exynos 4 quad-core is not as powerful as the S4 Pro quad-core.

Right now T-Mobile doesn't have 4G LTE at all. So this 4G LTE Advanced is premature at best. Lets keep the focus on the what is true now. Look at the chart, you can't say otherwise. Verizon is top dog in speed & it's as simple as that. Once T-Mobile has 4G LTE we can talk. lol

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 12:20 1

8. JGuinan007 (Posts: 641; Member since: 19 May 2011)


IDK I here CPU wise the Exynos is still king but the gpu on the s4 blows everything out of the water

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 09:30 1

4. yougotkilled1 (Posts: 167; Member since: 27 Apr 2011)


Can't wait to have this in my hands!

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 10:35

6. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5958; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Personally, I think the phablet contest between Sammy and HTC will be more interesting than the iPhone 5 - the specs sound amazing. Unless there is a surprise about the chipset or camera on the iPhone 5, it is just an incremental upgrade to the 4S.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 11:26

7. unbiasedcommenter (Posts: 11; Member since: 29 Aug 2012)


Exynos 5 dual instead?

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