Samsung Galaxy S5 variants for Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile score FCC approvals

Earlier today we told you that AT&T’s version of Samsung’s Galaxy S5 (model number SM-G900A) was approved by the FCC. It turns out that the SM-G900A didn’t visit the agency alone, as three other Galaxy S5 variants passed the FCC hurdle today: SM-G900V (for Verizon), SM-G900P (for Sprint), and SM-G900T (for T-Mobile).

Sure enough, we already knew that all major US mobile carriers were getting ready to launch the Samsung Galaxy S5. All four will most likely release it on April 11 - that’s the worldwide launch date announced by Samsung. The new smartphone will also be available at MetroPCS, US Cellular, and Sprint’s pre-paid brands (Virgin Mobile and Boost Mobile).

Yesterday we reported that 300,000 customers have already pre-registered their interest for T-Mobile’s Samsung Galaxy S5. We’re assuming that interest is high at other carriers, too. But we’ll see what happens once the new smartphone is released.

We haven’t heard anything regarding the price of the Galaxy S5 for the US market. However, we can tell you that pre-order prices in Europe range from €650 to €700, so we’re guessing that the S5 will cost $650 - $700 in the US (unlocked). On contract, it will hopefully not be sold for more than $200. Again, we’ll see what happens come April 11.

source: FCC (Verizon Galaxy S5), (Sprint Galaxy S5), (T-Mobile Galaxy S5)


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