Samsung "Mandel" LTE Windows Phone runs through FCC

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The first wave of LTE Windows Phones looks to be right around the corner. We've been expecting for a while that the first LTE Windows Phone will be the Nokia Lumia 900, but now it looks like Samsung will have an LTE Windows Phone coming sometime soon as well. 

Samsung "Mandel" LTE Windows Phone runs through FCC
Today, a Samsung device, model SGH-i667, passed through the FCC. This is expected to be the Samsung "Mandel" that we heard about just before CES. Not a lot is known about the device. Some have said that it will be a larger version of the Focus S, since the Mandel will have a 4.3" screen. Others are saying that it will likely be a Windows Phone version of the Samsung Galaxy S II. 

The only thing we do know, aside from the screen size, is that the device will be packing an LTE radio running on the 4 and 17 bands that are being used for AT&T's LTE network. The device also has the HSPA+ bands for AT&T, so it seems like a pretty good chance this will be an AT&T phone. Still no idea on a release date though. 

source: FCC via pocketnow

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11 Comments

1. RiseAgainst94

Posts: 281; Member since: Mar 03, 2012

Oh my GOD. lol I was going to buy the Lumia 900 because I thought they totally forgot about this phone. Now I have to wait even longer! Hopefully it's released soon.

2. N.Reynolds

Posts: 257; Member since: Feb 15, 2011

I just don't like the GUI on windows phones. I would be interested in trying one if they changed it up now that they are getting LTE. Finally.

3. xtplnet

Posts: 61; Member since: Mar 03, 2012

I guess it is Samsung Focus s with LTE !!

4. rg987

Posts: 130; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

i would never be buying any Windows phone but if i really have to buy any, then i'll buy NOKIA LUMIA 800, it is the real windows phone with rich hardware and high ppi, no to lumia 900 bcoz of low ppi

5. giri555

Posts: 111; Member since: Mar 15, 2012

if you are so concerned about screen (ppi and all)..then even lumia 800 actually sucks, it has PENTILE MATRIX, horrible for reading texts, TFT is better than that, LUMIA 710 is more soothing to eyes.....

6. DanMarino13

Posts: 63; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

I am very impressed by the Windows Phone OS, i am on Verizon and they are my only option unless you consider US Cellular a real option due to where i live. I live about 30 minutes from a 4G market and work in that city so i am patiently waiting for a 4G device with them. At this time, i am torn between going with another Android, more than likely the S3, or hoping and waiting for a 4G LTE high end Windows Phone. Sad thing is, i haven't heard of any in the plans for Verizon, has anyone heard, or seen anything that says 2012 will bring me my wish?

9. bbonline

Posts: 38; Member since: Feb 24, 2011

Fortunately or Unfortunately (depending on how you see it), Verizon has said that they will NOT be releasing Windows Phones unless they have LTE. LTE Windows Phones are JUST starting to pop, but Windows Phone 8 is coming late this year. My guesstimate is that Verizon will finally bring another Windows Phone when Windows Phone 8 is released. That should be (if past years are any indication of WP releases) between August-October of this year.

7. Diego!

Posts: 860; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

Samsung Focus S is already the Windows Phone version of Samsung Galaxy S II.... It is rumoured that Samsung "Mendel" would be a LTE phone wirh a 4.5" Super Amoled Plus screen. Hopefully!

8. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2297; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I don't know if the listed length and width on the device in that picture is the actual length and width of the device or if it's just the part where the radio chipsets are and that's it. If it's the device length and width itself, then it looks to be actually a little slimmer than the Samsung Focus S. However, if it's just the part that has the radios, then it could be larger.

10. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

As a Verizon customer who wants a Windows smart phone other than the one they have maybe Verizon will get a CDMA LTE Nokia 900 LTE with Windows 8 with dual core CPU a Hi def screen, NFC that would be sweet Oh well a guy can dream about it at least

11. RiseAgainst94

Posts: 281; Member since: Mar 03, 2012

I'm not too sure this is a very high end device....It's really small, no way they can fit a 4"5 on to it (or can they?). Back to the Lumia 900 with their impending release date.

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