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US Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S20+ make their customary FCC stop


Last updated: January 29th, 2020 at 11:25 UTC+01:00

Samsung is gearing up to launch its new flagship series and it’s taking care of all of the regulatory stuff ahead of the Unpacked event next month. The US-bound variants of both the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S20+ have now made their customary FCC pitstop.

The US FCC has to approve mobile devices before they can be sold. This is a regulatory hurdle that companies like Samsung have to clear but it’s a matter of routine. The handsets’ sighting at the FCC only suggests that everything is good to go.

Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S20+ have dropped by the FCC

The Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S20+ bearing model numbers SM-G981U and SM-G986U respectively have popped up at the FCC. These are the 5G variants of the new devices. Samsung is going to offer both unlocked and carrier-locked variants in the United States, as it has done for years now. One can imagine that the Galaxy S20 Ultra won’t be too far behind, expect it to appear at the FCC in the coming days.

It’s hardly surprising to see that the Galaxy S20 handsets have made their FCC pitstop. Even the Galaxy Z Flip, Samsung’s upcoming foldable smartphone, has been spotted making its customary pitstop. All this goes to show that all the relevant pieces are now falling into place before these devices can be released.

Samsung will unveil the Galaxy S20 and the Galaxy Z Flip at its Unpacked event on February 11 in San Francisco.

Note: The article had initially stated that the US will be getting LTE variants of the Galaxy S20 series, but that is not the case. The article has been updated to fix that discrepancy. 

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