Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and S6 edge Plus drop by the FCC with Verizon and AT&T LTE bands

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and S6 edge Plus drop by the FCC with Verizon and AT&T LTE bands
Earlier today, it was discovered that both the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge Plus have paid a visit to the FCC. Most of the time, when a device gets certified by the FCC, it's a sign that a launch could be close by, and, in the context of the recent August-launch rumors surrounding the Galaxy Note 5, this is noteworthy information.

This past week, both unnamed insider sources and industry analysts stepped up to claim that the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 will be unveiled on August 12. While the release date estimates vary between August 14 and August 21 (to us, the latter is the more plausible), the general consensus seems to be that Samsung will hurry to launch the Galaxy Note 5, as well as a dual-edge variant expected to be called the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge Plus, as early as possible. If you're wondering, yes, the culprits are said to be the upcoming Apple iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus.

Starting with the Galaxy Note 5, both AT&T and Verizon versions have been spotted in the FCC database. The Verizon Galaxy Note 5 bears the model number SM-N920V, and is compatible with Verizon LTE bands 2, 4, and 13. The SM-N920A, the AT&T version, is compatible with AT&T LTE bands 2, 4, 17, and band 12, which AT&T will start using in September. 

Just in case you need a short recap, the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is expected to come with an all-in-one Exynos 7422 chipset, 4GB of RAM, and 5.67-inch Super AMOLED display running at 1440 by 2560 pixels (QHD). In terms of design, the Galaxy Note 5 is said to draw much inspiration from the Galaxy S6, and will integrate a metal frame and a glass back. Unfortunately for some, multiple sources have suggested that the similarities will extend to the lack of a removable battery and microSD support.

The Verizon and AT&T versions of the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge Plus bear model numbers of SM-G928V and SM-928A, respectively, and support the same LTE bands as the Note 5 versions.

As the rumored name suggests, the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge Plus is said to be a blown-up version (in terms of size) of the S6 edge. While some of the early reports argued that Samsung will make use of Qualcomm's Snapdragon 808 chip, recent information suggests that Samsung has ultimately opted for the Exynos 7420, the same chip that powers the Galaxy S6.

source: FCC (1) (2) (3) (4) via GforGames



1. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

OK, both devices have my attention. That Note 5 is looking killer & the S6 Edge Plus is looking extremely sexy... Now do I go for PURE BEAST muscle on the Note 5... Or do I go ULTRA SEXY with the S6 Edge Plus? Man Samsung can never make it easy... lol

14. unregistered

I am very disappointed with the screen size of the note 5. I was expecting a 5.89" at least. Why will Samsung launch two phones with same screen size at once? It doesn't look strategic to me.

15. QWERTYphone

Posts: 654; Member since: Sep 22, 2014


19. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

He look the same copy/paste post from every Samsung article. Its been established that the Note 5 is going to be using UFS 2.0 like the S6. Bye! We wont miss your money or any other person who chooses not to but it because they cant take out a battery or put in an sdcard.

22. jpd514

Posts: 57; Member since: Nov 08, 2013

You can't be such an a** Removable battery is so counterproductive! Buy a 15000 mAh Fast Charging Power Bank for 20$ (70% cheaper than a flagship smartphone battery). The sleek and lightweight unit has enough juice to pack up 8 full charges, and you don't have to mess with (1) switching the battery and (2) switch it again to recharge and (3) switch it again to recharge and (4) switch it again to recharge and (5) switch it again to recharge and (6) switch it again to recharge and (7) switch it again to recharge and (8) switch it again to recharge. Don't mess, Just plug the Fast Charging Power Bank. And say thanks... Welcome! We call that evolution.

26. tedkord

Posts: 17417; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

First of all, where are you buying batteries? My last replacement cost me less that $20 shipped. Second, no fast charging is even a fraction as fast as a battery swap. Who wants to walk around with some monstrosity dangling off his phone? Near empty to 100% in under a minute - and an extra battery takes up less space in your pocket to boot. Most extra batteries come with an external charger, so the whole rigamarole you posted at the end is irrelevant. Honestly, it sounded like one of those 3am infomercials where they show someone trying to open a bag of chips and it explodes all over the place, while the announcer says, "does this happen to you?"

25. tedkord

Posts: 17417; Member since: Jun 17, 2009


16. waddup121 unregistered

Both great devices

2. CableTelcontar

Posts: 95; Member since: Nov 19, 2014

I'd have prefered the note 5 looking like tha A8. Metal, not glass

3. FluffyBled unregistered

I am really hoping the s6 edge plus uses the Exynos chip!

4. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

it does was confirmed by sammobile,,,although it's the Exynos 7420 like in the s6 edge not the new 7422 in the Note 5

6. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Can you please post a link to that? I thought the S6 Edge Plus was going to be rocking the SD 808...

8. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

11. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

You sir made my day... +1 to you!

28. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

808 did not support ufs so that was never going to happen They will have add to use emmc and ddr3 But it will have had an sd card if they had done the above users and reviews will have noted the normal slow down of the software, as I do think the speed of the phone is all down to ufs over Samsung doing a big time upgrade to the software Ther uv skin will be very hard to clear up and also many coders of rom have said there code is very long even on the s6 I.e. 10 lines of code for a 1 line of code job

5. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Todays chips are all so uber fast that you really won't notice a clear difference, unless you are running stupid benchmark apps. Real world usage shows it's impossible to actually see a difference. My friend has a LG G4 & the SD 808 is super beastly. I would just hold both the Note 5 & the S6 Edge Plus in your hands. If you like one better than the other, then go that route. Trust me you will not be disappointed.

7. FluffyBled unregistered

Obviously you're right, but I've been disappointed with SD chips in the past, they look lazy to me. However that's just me, and yea ... I'm buying the one with better looks if they both have S-Pen!

10. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Only the Note series has the S-Pen. So if that's what you want then the Note 5 is what you must get. Might as well not even bother with the S6 Edge Plus.

9. wiiandds

Posts: 64; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

you might want to update the article on the estimated unveiled and release date, it say july not august.

12. Tycoon

Posts: 28; Member since: Nov 10, 2010

Hello Phone Arena. I appreciate the update. However, is it a typo in paragraph two regarding the release date? I thought the unveil date was supposed to be August 12th (not July) and the release date was supposed to vary between August 14th and August 21st (not July). Can't wait to see what happens, though my sweet spot on size is probably 5.5" (unless they can make the phone's real estate a tad bit smaller). I'm interested in the next Nexus device if they put the fingerprint scanner on the back, which suggests the device could be a smaller footprint overall. My main complaint about my current Note 4 is the vibrator motor seems extremely weak (even at max intensity). I hate missing messages, calls, etc.

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 31332; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

S-Pen, or dual edge screen? The clock is ticking.

20. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I miss having my pen on the go. Even though I have a pen I use with my S6 Edge, its easier to have the pen inside the phone with the Note. Though I just recently purchased the Note Pro which I may sell now if I get the Note 5; I love my Edge and would too love to have the bigger Edge as well. Samsung is making it very tough this time to choose.

17. Bm888

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 06, 2015

Like iv been saying Note 5 won't be a much upgrade from my note 4...Note 6 is the phablet to wait MongooseCPU, 4k display 5.9 inch, Samsung just playing with numbers not gvng full potential for note 5 while withholding it for 6.

29. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

There is a big upgrade, no lag, and before you say no lag on my note 4, put it next to s6 and you soon see the lag It's all down to ufs as Samsung as not cleaned out the software That and you get 4gb of ram and a big battery with limited epop taking of the battery and 64bit support I.e. The phones going have big time battery time And will make the s6 look slow due to the CPU not being underclocked and the epop speed from the ufs

18. DRS1977

Posts: 679; Member since: May 27, 2015

I'm afraid of what the price of these things is going to be, like close to 1 grand I am wondering.

21. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The Note 5 I am bettering will still start at 699 on verizon with 32GB of internal storage. But if they make it 64 and 128 options only, I could vision $749 and 849 for the Note and the S6 will certainly be 699 to start or more. But yes..a 128Gb option would certainly be above $900. Its only over $1000 for GSM models and Sprint's greedy ass. Verizon has been fair do to the fact an unlock VZW device still wont work anywhere buy on VZW or in a country with similar bands. If you unlock a VZW phone, GSM SIM dont work, but theer are countries where they will work, it just has to support the band.

23. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Wonder when Samsung will stop the carriers bloat? I know they have the ability.

30. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

How can they stop it there OS is not locked down The only way to do it will be if they stop root and other things and lock it down to where they can change nothing I.e. They go with it so they can help and support them with it so it keeps there phones fast as they always make loads of changes like wifi calling and so on

24. Lycan155

Posts: 254; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

Note 5 for me

27. Alteran

Posts: 13; Member since: May 08, 2013

i want the Note 5 but at the same time im still waiting on my foldable i guess with an early launch to beat competion that wont be happening

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