US FCC Clears Samsung Galaxy S8 And Galaxy S8+ Smartphones

Within days before the official launch of Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, the handsets were spotted at the FCC with complete details. Upon inspection of the leaked images and materials, we can infer that the phone is an unlocked variant, which will provide support for all major mobile service providers in the US.

A rough sketch of the phone with top, bottom punched with a label has been spotted. We can also clearly visualize the control buttons. However, there is an absence of the sensors on the front-side. With the handsets passing through the FCC, it is almost confirmed that the company will launch the devices as planned.

Even though the FCC filing does not provide the actual name of the handsets, they have clearly showcased the model numbers as SM-G950 and SM-G955. Meanwhile, the same model numbers were also reported in several rumors previously. With FCC confirming the same numbers, it is almost sure that the final product will bear the model number as in the filing.

As you can see, there are several documents on the FCC official website, which includes attestation statements, cover letter, and several test reports.

You should note that the model number indicate unlocked variants of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. Hence, you will be able to make use of the phone in the US irrespective of the mobile service providers.

If you are not aware, it is essential for all manufacturers in the US to get the required FCC approval before introducing smartphones. With Samsung document appearing on the FCC, the company has cleared all the regulatory-related formalities.

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As of writing this, we don’t have any information about the price of the phone. However, the cost will be 40 percent more than the currently available Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. The phone will launch on March 29 at Unpacked Event in New York. However, you will have to wait until the middle of April for the pre-orders to start with the shipping from the end of April. It remains to be seen as to whether the phone will be safe or will face the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco.

Anand Narayanaswamy is a freelance technology writer based in Trivandrum. He had contributed several articles and reviews for various software based portals. He was recognized by Microsoft as Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for 9 consecutive years. He is the author of Community Server Quickly (Packt) and also published stories in several print magazines. His work has been published inside Manorama Yearbook 2017. He runs his own tech blog - www(dot)netans(dot)com in his free time as part of his passion. He can be reached at [email protected](dot)com.

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