FCC visits are formalities by nature, very rarely uncovering information device manufacturers don’t want to go public, but when it comes to products as thoroughly leaked as the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, the US regulation agency couldn’t possibly disclose relevant, fresh intel even if it wanted to.
Model numbers? They were fairly easy to predict months ago, and nowadays, they’re as rooted in our brains as the market names themselves. There’s SM-G930 for the flat, 5.1-inch version, and SM-G935 for the dual-curved, 5.5-inch big guy.
Add A, V, P, T and R4 suffixes to those designations for AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, and US Cellular use respectively, with all the corresponding 4G LTE bands in tow. What else? Well, the Federal Communications Commission depicts the two phones’ blueprints, which wouldn’t really be newsworthy even in the complete absence of unofficial press renders.
They’re rectangular slabs, the FCC “reveals”, and they support NFC, wireless charging, plus Magnetic Secure Transmission, so they have Samsung Pay transactions activated, which once again, is hardly a big surprise.
Why are we wasting your time then? Just to remind you the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge commercial launches are around the corner, including stateside, on all major (and a few minor) carriers. In the meantime, join us on February 21 for the two’s now routine official announcements.