Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime (SM-G906S) may have just hit the FCC
Unfortunately, the FCC didn’t reveal too many details about this alleged S5 Prime. However, it does show that the smartphone features LTE band 5 and band 17 - a combination of bands that no US carrier is supporting.
Several weeks ago, we exclusively posted photos that reportedly show the Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime - although, of course, we can’t confirm their authenticity just yet. In any case, the S5 Prime should be Samsung’s first smartphone to offer a Quad HD (1,440 x 2,560) display. Other expected features include a quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor, 3GB of RAM, and Android 4.4.3 KitKat.
Prior to being approved by the FCC, the SM-G906 also visited the Bluetooth SIG, and South Korea’s equivalent of the FCC.
It’s not clear if the final name of the new high-end smartphone will be Galaxy S5 Prime. We're hearing that Samsung may choose to call it Galaxy Alpha, or Galaxy F. We hope to find out more about this in the near future, so stay tuned.
1. GreekGeek (Posts: 600; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)
Oh yeah that's what I'm talking about!
If it does come with an SD805 (which is slightly unlikely) then it can literally spoil LG's party
6. CellularNinja (Posts: 300; Member since: 27 Sep 2011)
If this phone (with these alleged specs) is confirmed by the time the G3 comes out, I may just have to wait a little longer for this one. It seems pretty sick.
16. OldNorseBruin (Posts: 142; Member since: 12 Mar 2013)
IF your cell provider supports THESE LTE bands, of course...
12. Arte-8800 (limited) (Posts: 4039; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
It will be Samsung own Exynos E5422 A15 quad-core
2. 0xFFFF (Posts: 2434; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
I know I could look it up, but perhaps someone can give me a short, simple explanation. Why does the FCC have to approve Samsung phone models are are destined for the Korean market?
4. QWIKSTRIKE (Posts: 834; Member since: 09 Mar 2010)
Really.... Lol the FCC approves phone bind fit American carriers.
7. 0xFFFF (Posts: 2434; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
From the article:
"The FCC today approved the unannounced Samsung SM-G906S, which is widely believed to be the Korean version of the Galaxy S5 Prime."
5. Miracles (Posts: 469; Member since: 31 Aug 2013)
Im not sure...probably because the phones are manufactured in China. USA is the main market for China.
13. AstronautJones (Posts: 248; Member since: 01 Aug 2012)
The FCC approves phones bound for foreign markets so those phones can be used in US when roaming.
3. QWIKSTRIKE (Posts: 834; Member since: 09 Mar 2010)
This may be why they cut orders for the original S5 from suppliers.
8. Scientist (Posts: 19; Member since: 22 Oct 2012)
I have a feeling this will not be coming to the US
11. ajac09 (Posts: 1358; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
Hopefully it is. Still waiting on the note 4 personally.
15. Android4EveryOne (Posts: 7; Member since: 19 Apr 2014)
Yea im definitely trading in my "regular" S5 if/when this phone comes out. If it doesn't, I'll try the note 4 this fall...