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AT&T Samsung Galaxy S5 Pops up in FCC Listings

March 7, 2014 - Written By Eric Abent

The Samsung Galaxy S5 will be launching around the world soon, but before it makes its debut in the US, it has to make a stop at the FCC. Today we’re seeing new FCC listing for the AT&T version of the Galaxy S5, though this listing unfortunately doesn’t offer much in the way of useful information. That’s because Samsung has requested that much of information be kept confidential either permanently or for a period of 180 days. This means we’ll never see the part of the listing that covers schematics (which is understandable), and we’ll have to wait a number of months before we can access things such as external photos and the user manual.

But no matter, because the FCC filing does tell us that the AT&T Galaxy S5 will be compatible with LTE bands 2, 4, 15, and 17. Beyond that information, however, details are slim. While we have to settle for diagrams of where the FCC ID label will be located, there’s still plenty of details about the Galaxy S5 that Samsung has previously shared. For starters, Samsung seems to be pushing fitness with this device, making the Galaxy S5 compatible with the smartwatches it announced at MWC and equipping the phone with a heart rate monitor. Samsung has also included a fingerprint scanner with the home button, which should help keep your phone more secure.

Aside from that, the technical specifications are what we would expect from a flagship Samsung device. The phone comes outfitted with a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED full HD display, which is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.5MHz. That processor will be working in tandem with 2GB of RAM, and you’ll be able to store all of your apps and media on either 16GB or 32GB of internal storage. Around back is where the Galaxy S5’s 16MP camera has taken up residence, while the shooter on the front of the device clocks in at 2.1MP. The Galaxy S5 will be running Android 4.4 Kit Kat out of the box, which will unsurprisingly be wrapped in Samsung’s TouchWiz skin.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 will go on sale in a whopping 150 regions around the world on April 11. This means that even though the FCC’s documentation didn’t offer many notable details, it won’t be much longer until we’ll be able to find out everything there is to know about Samsung’s latest (and hopefully greatest) smartphone. Stay tuned.