Samsung, as you may already know, is once again gearing up to release a new entry in its flagship phablet Galaxy Note series this fall. We’ve heard the rumors
, we’ve seen the renders
, and we’ve even gotten an invitation for the launch event
— which Samsung has pushed earlier this year due to fears of clashing with the iPhone 8
. And now, the device itself has been certified by the FCC.
Not much can be gathered from the filing, seeing as most of the juicy info is hidden due to a confidentiality request. What isn’t, however, is still of relative interest: for example, we can see that the Note 8 will be produced in four separate variants: a global one (powered by an Exynos 8895 SoC), two U.S.-bound ones (with a Snapdragon 835 stuffed inside), and a display-only model with no wireless capabilities.
This shows us that Samsung is taking the same approach stateside as it did with the Galaxy S8
: rather than produce a myriad of device models catered to specific carriers (as it has done in the past), it’s making just two models instead: one for carriers, and another, factory unlocked one. Curiously enough, the carrier model is the only one of the bunch to be produced in Korea — the other three are being manufactured in Samsung’s Vietnam facility instead.
But while the FCC filing is certainly skimpy on the details, those of you out there needn’t despair: we’ve seen and heard a ton of information about the Galaxy Note 8 from other channels already. In summary, it’s going to look like a slightly enlarged version of the S8, complete with all the same hardware on the inside as well. However, it’s going to feature a dual camera…