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