Galaxy S8 will support more LTE bands than the S7, almost hitting the iPhone 7 record

Galaxy S8 will support more LTE bands than the S7, almost hitting the iPhone 7 record
We already informed you that the Galaxy S8+ has passed the FCC grind in its unlocked form, and now three versions of the international G955F model are getting their certification chops there, too. While Samsung is careful this time around not to disclose any photos or other info via an FCC filing, and the phone just "incorporates a camera, Bluetooth, ANT+, Wi-Fi, GPS, NFC, MP3 /MP4 player, Wireless Charging, MST, OTG and DP," there is also one very interesting tidbit listed - the number of LTE bands that are supported. 

It turns out that the S8+ will come with support for no less than 24 LTE bands, which is on par with the current record holders the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, whose Japanese version supports no less than 25. The bands listed leads us to the conclusion that this is indeed the SM-G955F international model. 

These units, however, are usually powered by an Exynos, and not a Snapdragon processor, and Qualcomm is the top dog when it comes to chipsets with integrated LTE modems, so either the international model is also with Snapdragon 835, or Samsung may have stepped up its Exynos chipset LTE modem game significantly in the new 8895 model that supports 1Gbps downloads - as fast as the 835. For comparison, the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge support a maximum of 20 LTE bands.


source: FCC (PDF)

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Galaxy S8+
  • Display 6.2 inches
    2960 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, 4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh
  • OS Android 9.0 Pie
    Samsung One UI

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