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" 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)



1. liberalsnowflake

Posts: 273; Member since: Feb 24, 2017

No doubt samsung s8 will put another nail on samsung coffin. Get ready for RecallGate# 2017

2. Phonehex

Posts: 766; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

Keep crying while you continue using your iPhone 6 plus for the rest of your life.

4. liberalsnowflake

Posts: 273; Member since: Feb 24, 2017

Dude I still own a note 7 recalled edition

11. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012


21. sgodsell

Posts: 7433; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

This article is so funny. "almost hitting the iPhone 7 record.". Well now, let's see. The iPhone 7's LTE is restricted to cat 9. Especially when some of the iPhone 7's have Qualcomms LTE modems (cat 11) and some have Intel's LTE modems (cat 9). So everyone is restricted to cat 9. It's really funny especially when a number of these smartphones use or even have better LTE modems than what Apple offers on their smartphones. A number of other OEMs were starting to use cat 12 LTE modems on their smartphones back in the fall of 2016. Not to mention Qualcomm has been testing gigabit modems already. Which should arrive with the new SD 835. I guess the real funny thing here is how articles like these are trying to pump up Apple's iPhones. Yet any tech person knows that Apple does make any of the technology at all. Plus the latest technologies arrive on other devices first, that are not iPhones.

32. Mixkhata1

Posts: 162; Member since: Feb 26, 2017

So true

7. babyk

Posts: 379; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

You're An Idiot

12. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

He is just a troll, ignore him.

13. liberalsnowflake

Posts: 273; Member since: Feb 24, 2017


18. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015


22. metalspy101

Posts: 105; Member since: Dec 15, 2012

Love die hard apple fans like this twerp. They CREEP on samsung articles on Level 999999 just for apple sake..and Iphone arena always drop an apple hint in a samsung article. SMH you guys don't know squat We the readers will get what ever product we please.SO that PROPAGANDA nonsense can stop its obsolete.

30. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

this nail? was it that nail that said "record profits for 2016" written in gold on the side of it? Because that's what happened.

3. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

I really hope that they will include FM radio this time as well.

10. liberalsnowflake

Posts: 273; Member since: Feb 24, 2017

Not sure about the fm but this thing will surely have c4 preinstalled in it

23. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Why? You can stream FM radio all day via iHeartRadio. You wont need to wear headphones either to be your antenna. FM radio on a phone has always to me been stupid. I like FM radio too. But I dont want to wear headphones to make it work. I think I used one phone that had a way to use the phones antenna with FM. But it always had static even on stations that woudl be clear otherwise. iHeartRadio for the win!

28. DnB925Art

Posts: 1168; Member since: May 23, 2013

Mostly for people on limited data buckets. FM radio doesn't use data. Also, I like using it when I go to Golden State Warriors home games. The broadcast station for the commentary is an FM station so it's great to go watch the game live while listening to the FM game broadcast, especially in an arena where data is not always reliable due to the building itself and the number of people inside overloading the mobile towers. FM radio easily penetrates inside Oracle Arena. Bonus: Can be used to listen to Oakland A's games in the next door O.Co Coliseum which is also broadcasted on FM 95.7.

31. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

I strongly prefer FM radio because it doesn't use mass battery, you easily get local activity (I don't listen to those negative news sht but love to hear local things). You don't need to hustle for a Wi-Fi network when traveling or climbing some mountains or hiking, you save money from not having to use a big DATA subscription. The phone doesn't turn into a hot oven from streaming audio. If the only problem is to use an antenna, well l this is a non problem. Tip : you can use ANY wire as an antenna, even athe one of an external speaker to make a small radio broadcast system. If there is a natural disaster as a tornado well you will have help. So NO, the lack of FM RADIO is a big big big issue.

5. kerginaldo17 unregistered

A subliminal propaganda for the Iphone 7?

6. Foxgabanna

Posts: 607; Member since: Sep 11, 2016

Why is FM radio a big deal on a phone? And will they support AT&T LTE bands? Unlocked S7 edge couldn't get HD Voice last time.

14. SleeperOne

Posts: 370; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

FM Radio for the most part is free entertainment, don't undersell the idea of free entertainment. Granted a lot of radio is trash these days, but then again I'm not having to pull out a credit card and make annual payments to keep an entertainment service.

29. DnB925Art

Posts: 1168; Member since: May 23, 2013

I use it when I go to live games and want to hear the radio broadcast for play by play/color commentary. Data isn't always reliable in a concrete and steel enclosed arena or in a stadium with Tens of Thousands of people overloading the nearest tower.

8. det_bradlee

Posts: 162; Member since: Jun 08, 2015

I haven't listened to FM in 10 years. Would rather have Sirius bundled free!

9. cmdacos

Posts: 4260; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

FM is great to listen to while I churn butter...

15. Nexus4lifes

Posts: 298; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

omg iphonearena taking the name of the iphone yetttt again...


Posts: 96; Member since: May 03, 2016

FM radio why not....

17. Gadgetex

Posts: 199; Member since: Nov 10, 2013

Now imagine a dual SIM card Galaxy S8 :)

24. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Am sure their will be a Galaxy S8/S8+ Duos. I believe every Galaxy S had a Duos model. Dual SIM is awesome. My wife has the S7 Edge Duos, with her T-Mobile SIM in one and her International calling SIM for Philippines calls in the other. She loves how the phone automatically switches and having the ability to have 2 phone numbers on the same phone is awesome.

27. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Yeah... But the Duos (dual SIM) models have mostly been sold in Asia... So, it's kinda hard for me to get one.

19. Khyron

Posts: 398; Member since: Sep 28, 2015

Iphonearena trolling icrap again

20. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

This is the kind of article to piss off a xp. Please PA. Knock it off.

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