Samsung SGH-i667 “Mandel” LTE Windows Phone Handset Hits FCC

Nokia’s Lumia 900 is poised to be the first Windows Phone device to embrace high-speed LTE data, and it certainly won’t be the last. One of the other LTE models we’ve been hearing about is Samsung’s SGH-i667, which we’ve known by codename Mandel. Back around CES-time in January, we looked at a User Agent Profile for the model that seemed to confirm its status as a Windows Phone handset. Today the i667 returns, this time showing up in FCC certification paperwork.

Sure enough, these docs confirm the phone’s LTE connectivity, sporting bands 4 and 17, which we recognize as those used by AT&T in the States. Beyond that, there’s the standard dual-band AT&T HSPA+, along with WiFi and Bluetooth.

Right now, we know very little else about the so-called Mandel, other than that it’s supposed to be what’s essentially a large-screen version of the Focus S. The lack of information about the Mandel, and the absence of any leaked roadmaps citing it, has us wondering just when Samsung might be planning to launch the phone. We haven’t heard it mention the model just yet, but based on these FCC docs, it seems like we could learn of its plans for the handset any day now.

Source: FCC

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits Read more about Stephen Schenck!