Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ receive FCC certification
Samsung is all set to unveil the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ on March 29 at Unpacked events that will be held in New York and London. Well, while those are still 20 days before these flagships are unveiled by Samsung, this Galaxy S8 duo has now been certified by FCC while getting a green light for the sale in the US.
The documents shared on the FCC website also reveal the model numbers of both these Galaxy S8 devices. There are three different model numbers for both these devices which means we should expect three different variants of these devices. The Galaxy S8 is said to carry model number SM-G950U, SM-G950U1 and SM-G950W, whereas, the Galaxy S8+ is said to carry model numbers SM-G955U, SM-G955U1 and SM-G955W.
The FCC documents also reveal that all three variants of both these smartphones are manufactured in Vietnam. While the FCC listing does reveal the model numbers of these flagships, there were no images of these devices on the website. But hey, that shouldn’t be an issue as we already know how the Galaxy S8 and S8+ look because we have seen enough images of these devices that were leaked online.
Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ rumored specifications:
|Specs||Samsung Galaxy S8||Samsung Galaxy S8+|
|CPU:||Snapdragon 835 SoC||Snapdragon 835 SoC|
|RAM:||4 GB||4 GB|
|GPU:||Adreno 540||Adreno 540|
|Operating System:||Android 7.0 Nougat||Android 7.0 Nougat|
|Display:||5.8-inch (full-rectangle)/5.6-inch (rounded corners) Quad HD+ Super AMOLED display||6.2-inch (full-rectangle)/6.1-inch (rounded corners) Quad HD+ Super AMOLED display|
|Rear Camera:||12 MP Dual Pixel with LED flash||12 MP Dual Pixel with LED flash|
|Front Camera:||8 MP||8 MP|
|Internal Storage:||64 GB||64 GB|
|External Storage:||Expandable up to 256 GB via microSD card||Expandable up to 256 GB via microSD card|
|Other:||Fingerprint Scanner at back, Iris Scanner, IP68 dust and water-resistance, Samsung Pay, Samsung KNOX, Earphones tuned by AKG||Fingerprint Scanner at back, Iris Scanner, IP68 dust and water-resistance, Samsung Pay, Samsung KNOX, Earphones tuned by AKG|
|Connectivity:||4G LTE, GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi||4G LTE, GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi|
|Battery:||3000 mAh, Wireless Charging supported||3500 mAh, Wireless Charging supported|
By now, we know what kind of hardware the Galaxy S8 duo will pack and how it will look. What we don’t know much about is Samsung’s digital assistant Bixby and any new software features that these upcoming flagships will come with. Having said that, we will know more once these devices are made official by Samsung later this month.