FCC visits for three Samsung GALAXY Note II variants

FCC visits for three Samsung GALAXY Note II variants
Three versions of the Samsung GALAXY Note II have just visited the FCC The models heading for AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon are now each one step closer to being released. For those who keep track of these things, the model number are SGH-i317 for AT&T, SCH-i605 for Verizon and the SGH-T889 for T-Mobile. All three are LTE enabled, even the T-Mobile model despite the carrier's lack of an LTE signal. It's a smart move really, because it will keep the phone relevant when T-Mobile turns the switch on its LTE pipeline sometime next year.

Unlike the Samsung Galaxy S III, the carriers are offering versions of the Samsung GALAXY Note II that are different from each other on the outside. Even minor design changes can lead to that f word-fragmentation-and then you are talking about different accessories for each model. Coming after the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S III delivered the same exact device to each U.S. carrier, (after accounting for individual wireless service of course) this seems like a step backward for the Korean manufacturer. One bit of carrier customization appears to be the branded home button on the Verizon version of the phablet, although that shouldn't require a separate line of accessories for the Big Red branded model.

We should know more on October 24th when Samsung introduces "The Next Big Thing" to the United States.

source: FCC (1), (2), (3) via Engadget

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