As you may have already heard earlier this week, Samsung might plan to release the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 a bit earlier than usual, and it could do so alongside the rumored Samsung Galaxy S6 edge Plus.
There have been several reports on the matter already, with sources in South Korea claiming that the reason why Sammy will bring the Note 5 to the market ahead of IFA in Berlin is to get a head start in the race against Apple’s upcoming iPhone 6s line-up.
Samsung has yet to confirm this alleged launch time-frame, but today we came across several new clues to strengthen an earlier release as both the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus have been spotted in the FCC database rocking Verizon and AT&T bands. More details right after the break.
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 & S6 Edge Plus: AT&T and Verizon Models at the FCC
Both the Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus sporting AT&T and Verizon bands have been approved by the FCC. Verizon’s Note 5 is identified by the model number SM-N920V and is compatible with Big Red’s LTE bands (13, 4, and 2).
AT&T’s Note 5 has the model number SM-N920A and is compatible with AT&T’s LTE bands (17, 4, and 2). The handset seems to offer support for band 12 as well, which will be up and running starting this September.
Verizon’s Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus carries the model number SM-G928V, and much like the Galaxy Note 5, it is also compatible with Verizon’s LTE 13, 4 and 2 bands. Last but certainly not least, the S6 Edge Plus at AT&T is identified as SM-G928A and is compatible with the carrier’s LTE bands 17, 4, and 2.
Now, whether or not the duo will hit the shelves earlier rather than later remains to be seen, but a visit to the FCC usually means that the manufacturer and carriers alike are gearing up for an imminent launch. We’ll keep you posted as soon as we find out more so stay tuned.