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

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