FCC certifies the unlocked Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+

FCC certifies the unlocked Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+
The unlocked Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ have both been certified by the FCC in the U.S. The SM-G950U is the unlocked 5.8-inch Galaxy S8 while the SM-G955U is the unlocked 6.2-inch Galaxy S8+. The FCC documentation revealed that the unlocked models support all four major U.S. carriers. We expect the phones to be officially unveiled on March 29th in New York City. The actual launch is now rumored to take place on April 28th.

The Galaxy S8 is expected to carry a Gorilla Glass protected 5.8-inch Super AMOLED display with a 1440 x 2960 resolution. Depending on the country, under the hood is either the Snapdragon 835 SoC, or Exynos 8895 chipset. Both feature an octa-core CPU. 4GB of RAM is inside along with 64GB of native storage. A 12MP camera adorns the back of the handset, sporting an aperture of f/1.7. The front-facing selfie snapper weighs in at 8MP with a wide angle lens. A 3000 mAh battery keeps the lights on.

The Samsung Galaxy S8+ is believed to have the same specs except with a larger 6.2-inch screen, and a higher capacity 3500mAh battery. Both models will come with Android 7.1 pre-installed, an IP68 certification rating for protection from water and dust, a fingerprint scanner on back, and an iris scanner in front. The home button has disappeared from both units, although they will each sport a 3.5mm earphone jack.


source: FCC via BlogofMobile (translated)

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Galaxy S8
  • Display 5.8" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(30h talk time)
Galaxy S8+
  • Display 6.2" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2450 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh(24h 3G talk time)

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12 Comments

1. fyah_king unregistered

I wish I could buy that S8 plus now!!!

2. mr.reckless562

Posts: 162; Member since: Dec 22, 2016

will samsung make Hangouts be the standard and ONLY stock messaging app? to take out apple izombie phones and imessage once and 4 all? hopefully the do. theeenn all s8's will "see" if they are talking to "other" s8's, n ppl will be like "oh they have an s8 tooooo!! ill only talk to them, since i can see if they are typing!!!" that is Samsungs golden bullet. im tellin you guys!!!

3. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3100; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

They will just bloat it with even more bloat.

4. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

Absolutely not.. And how is that supposed to take out "I zombie phones" when some absolute android fan boys would prefer to not have hangouts at all?

8. mr.reckless562

Posts: 162; Member since: Dec 22, 2016

reply to #4 - because once the "dumb" masses "learn" about hangouts and what its DESIGNED and CAPABLE of, people will USE it, thus making the "fanboys" gravitate towards it. oooorrrr... once the "dumb" masses are funneled into using Hangouts because its the ONLY aka STOCK msging app on a samsung S8 (hopefully ALL android makes n models), ppl will LEARN about hangouts and what its DESIGNED and CAPABLE of. Then MOST people will USE it, thus making the "fanboys" gravitate towards it. Thats how :-)

7. cmdacos

Posts: 4105; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Hope not. I have no use for Hangouts

9. mr.reckless562

Posts: 162; Member since: Dec 22, 2016

reply to #7 - you would if EVERYONE else used it :-D which they dont lol

10. epic_ninja420

Posts: 131; Member since: Nov 18, 2014

ummm I can already see when others are using a Galaxy S6 or above, the stock Samsung messaging app has had this for a while. Both parties have to have it turned on but its there.

11. mr.reckless562

Posts: 162; Member since: Dec 22, 2016

hmmm well i heard about this from a cashier @ a carwash i was at one day. i kinda glanced, but didnt LOOK look, so i didnt really see to believe. i know samsung had ChatOn, right? along with the samsung app store, n milk music, n other failed programs. ChatOn would have only worked if it was the STOCK msging app, like imessage. so thats y it failed. But ur saying this "S6 and above" is a standard stock msging app, that NATIVELY sees other flagship galaxies, like imessage? Please, inform me sir! But what about the "A" sires phones? what about the "J" sires phones? if samsung isnt doing this to ALL the phones they make, they are Fudging up royally. And even if Samsung wants to suck at life forever, all GOOGLE has to do is BAKE HANGOUTS inside Android "Oreo" as the STOCK messaging app!!! hell!! dont even call it hangouts!! just label it frikin' "MESSAGES" again, but give the app ALL of the features of Hangouts n just SAY they did some revamping of Android n take the credit!! AND APPLES DAMN LUNCH!!! its bad enough not every Android phone does NOT have NFC already, for "touch to file (picture) send" feature.

5. MKeditor

Posts: 97; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

DO NOT BUY THE "U" MODEL! Those of us who bought the unlocked S7 and S7 Edge (SM-935U) wasted our money. We're the only model that still hasn't been updated to Nougat. With Samsung, unlocked means last, not first.http://www.androidcentral.com/even-galaxy-s7-active-getting-nougat-unlocked-gs7

6. afjmd

Posts: 22; Member since: Jan 16, 2017

I got mine last week, and mine is unlocked. U will get it soon.

12. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

A curious question.......did your phone stop working w/out Nougat? ....... because mine worked fine until then

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