Samsung Galaxy S8 is certified by Chinese product quality testing agency CCC
Product testing lab UL tests products sold in the U.S. to make sure that they won't electrocute users or burn down their homes. In China, any device that is imported into the country or produced domestically, must receive the China Compulsory Certification (CCC). And that obviously applies to smartphones, which are tested in labs inside China. We can now tell you that the Samsung Galaxy S8 has received its CCC certification.
While the model number for the phone in most regions is SM-G950 (and SM-G955 for the Samsung Galaxy S8+), in China the Galaxy S8 appears on the CCC documentation as the SM-G9500. That means that the Galaxy S8+ will be the SM-G9550 in China. Speaking of certification, the unlocked version of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ (SM-G950U and SM-G955U respectively) have both been cleared by the FCC.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ will be unveiled in New York City on March 29th. Sure, this is a little more than a month later than originally expected. But after the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 fiasco last year, Samsung wants to make sure that everything is running perfectly before shipping the new handsets. In addition, it appears that low yields on the manufacturing of the 10nm Snapdragon 835 and Exynos 8895 chipsets has forced Sammy to push back the actual launch date by one week to April 28th.
Even with the delay, Samsung hasn't held back on running through its to-do list and completing all of the necessary tasks, like CCC and FCC certification. And some time in the near future, we should see the two phones certified by China's TENAA agency. If the CCC is China's version of UL, TENAA is the country's version of the FCC.
The SM-G9500 is the Samsung Galaxy S8 which has been certified by the CCC (or 3C) in China
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