Samsung Galaxy Note 8 passes through the FCC, reveals four variants

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 passes through the FCC, reveals four variants


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…



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