Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime (SM-G906S) may have just hit the FCC

Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime (SM-G906S) may have just hit the FCC
The FCC today approved the unannounced Samsung SM-G906S, which is widely believed to be the Korean version of the Galaxy S5 Prime. According to the FCC, the SM-G906S is the same device as the SM-G906K and SM-G906L. The reason why the handset has three slightly different model numbers is that it’s supposed to be launched by all three South Korean mobile carriers: SK Telekom, KT and LG U+.

Unfortunately, the FCC didn’t reveal too many details about this alleged S5 Prime. However, it does show that the smartphone features LTE band 5 and band 17 - a combination of bands that no US carrier is supporting.

Several weeks ago, we exclusively posted photos that reportedly show the Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime - although, of course, we can’t confirm their authenticity just yet. In any case, the S5 Prime should be Samsung’s first smartphone to offer a Quad HD (1,440 x 2,560) display. Other expected features include a quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor, 3GB of RAM, and Android 4.4.3 KitKat.

Prior to being approved by the FCC, the SM-G906 also visited the Bluetooth SIG, and South Korea’s equivalent of the FCC.

It’s not clear if the final name of the new high-end smartphone will be Galaxy S5 Prime. We're hearing that Samsung may choose to call it Galaxy Alpha, or Galaxy F. We hope to find out more about this in the near future, so stay tuned.


source: FCC

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16 Comments

1. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Oh yeah that's what I'm talking about! If it does come with an SD805 (which is slightly unlikely) then it can literally spoil LG's party

6. CellularNinja

Posts: 306; Member since: Sep 27, 2011

If this phone (with these alleged specs) is confirmed by the time the G3 comes out, I may just have to wait a little longer for this one. It seems pretty sick.

16. OldNorseBruin

Posts: 235; Member since: Mar 12, 2013

IF your cell provider supports THESE LTE bands, of course...

12. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

It will be Samsung own Exynos E5422 A15 quad-core

2. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

I know I could look it up, but perhaps someone can give me a short, simple explanation. Why does the FCC have to approve Samsung phone models are are destined for the Korean market?

4. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

Really.... Lol the FCC approves phone bind fit American carriers.

7. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

From the article: "The FCC today approved the unannounced Samsung SM-G906S, which is widely believed to be the Korean version of the Galaxy S5 Prime."

5. Miracles

Posts: 560; Member since: Aug 31, 2013

Im not sure...probably because the phones are manufactured in China. USA is the main market for China.

13. AstronautJones

Posts: 305; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

The FCC approves phones bound for foreign markets so those phones can be used in US when roaming.

3. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

This may be why they cut orders for the original S5 from suppliers.

10. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Would make sense

8. Scientist

Posts: 19; Member since: Oct 22, 2012

I have a feeling this will not be coming to the US

11. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Hopefully it is. Still waiting on the note 4 personally.

9. Totse2k15

Posts: 478; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

Lol beastly 576 ppi.

14. Domokun

Posts: 9; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

700ppi.

15. Android4EveryOne

Posts: 20; Member since: Apr 19, 2014

Yea im definitely trading in my "regular" S5 if/when this phone comes out. If it doesn't, I'll try the note 4 this fall...

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