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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Galaxy S5
  • Display 5.1" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh(21h 3G talk time)

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18 Comments

1. GeekMovement unregistered

Call me crazy, but I don't really mind the design of this phone anymore. I think it's starting to grow on me, especially the white one. Still prefer Sony, HTC, and believe or not, LG's design (those bezels!), but this looks fine to me as well. I just hope Samsung doesn't follow this design style for their Note 4 or S6.

3. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

One word: OtterBox. You'll protect your investment and get the most out of your retail value.

5. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Otterbox? No way - $1000 expensive, Too thick about 1" and heavy like 1kg.

6. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

OtterBox cases are like $30 on Amazon. They're not thick (I have normal sized hands) and they're really lightweight... Bought a HTC Sensation 4G in 2011 for $330 and sold it for $300 10 months later for the S3 due to it being in PERFECT condition.

14. papss unregistered

Or you could get a Nokia and not have a stupid case at all

15. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

There's no Nokia phone with T-Mobile that would make me try out WP8 as a daily driver. I'm not going to spend time unlocking the 1520 either since I do like Wifi Calling.

18. JerryTime

Posts: 468; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

I'm with you akki. I can't stand Otterbox cases personally. I always go to cruzerlite for mine. Otterbox makes a great case, but I don't need my thin smartphone being as thick as it is wide too.

7. GeekMovement unregistered

I don't use Otterbox, but some people I know do. I prefer to use my phone without any cases or if one comes along with it for free I'll use it. Dropping my phone is VERY RARE as I am always aware and taking good care of it (;

4. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

They will follow same design for sure.

8. GeekMovement unregistered

Well I'm going to stay hopeful because they certainly did not follow the S4 design for the Note 3. I think they've received enough criticisms about the appearance looking like a bandaid and whatnot so hopefully they'll take that into consideration when deciding the Note 4's design.

13. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Crazy!

16. GeekMovement unregistered

hehe (:

2. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Waiting is the hard part. :(

9. MarkArigayo

Posts: 240; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Galaxy S5? What a good choice as many variants available worldwide. Do not worry, CHEAT variants for die-hards will appear soon enough. Lol.

11. christophersalse

Posts: 99; Member since: Jan 19, 2014

I think LG already has CHEAT phones though.

10. emperor

Posts: 7; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

cant wait to get mine with my note 3 and note 10.1 2014 edition

12. twens

Posts: 1180; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

Samsung is getting so matured with features and specs of their phones. I just hot their design also matures. The s5 is everything the s4 should have been and more. If the phone delivers unmatched user experience and camera quality then I guess Sammy did a good job. Waiting for a full review with final software.

17. 1ceTr0n

Posts: 549; Member since: May 20, 2012

Near to the day of 102 years ago when Titanic sank. Conicedence?

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