Samsung Galaxy S4 variants for Sprint and MetroPCS visit the FCC

After the international Samsung Galaxy S4 model got the FCC's approval, now it's time for two US-bound variants of the device to receive the commission's blessing. First we have the Sprint version, known as the SPH-L720, and then right after it comes the SCH-R970, which is bound to land on MetroPCS. But while these two Samsung Galaxy S4 models are practically one and the same, with both 3G and LTE connectivity and all that, there are a few minor differences that should be noted.

It turns out that the Samsung Galaxy S4 for Sprint will support a broad range of HSPA networks, meaning that one will be able to take it on a trip to Europe and still enjoy 3G connectivity while being there. The MetroPCS model won't play along with HSPA 3G frequencies, but it comes with broader LTE network support, although we aren't sure whether users will notice any difference in real life. 

So yeah, two US Samsung Galaxy S4 versions have already passed the FCC, and the rest are likely to follow suit in the near future. Hopefully we'll see their respective carriers open the pre-order flood gates by the end of next month.

source: FCC via Engadget

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