New evidence of Samsung launching the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus in August has emerged. The Verizon and AT&T variants have just passed through the FCC.
When Samsung took the wraps off of the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge at Mobile World Congress in March, the company pleased critics and smartphone fans by giving the devices a more premium feel by swapping out its usual love of plastic for aluminum and glass. The Galaxy S6 Edge in particular struck a chord and seemed to overshadow the standard Galaxy S6 and every other smartphone announced at the show, thanks to its unique dual-edged display. The S6 Edge ended up receiving top honors and was awarded "Best New Handset."
The Galaxy S6 Edge took its curved-display design inspiration from last year's Galaxy Note Edge phablet, which featured a single curved edge display along the right side of the device. The Galaxy S6 Edge has been such a hit that Samsung isn't planning to introduce a Note Edge 2 when it launches the Note 5 at a press event reportedly scheduled for August 12; instead, it's going to super-size the device with the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus.
Specs and images for both the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus have recently leaked, and now, both devices have passed through the FCC destined for Verizon and AT&T. GforGames discovered the certifications, which lists Verizon's Note 5 and S6 Edge Plus by their model numbers of SM-920V and SM-G928V. Meanwhile, AT&T's Note 5 and S6 Edge Plus are listed by model numbers SM-N920A and SM-G928A.
Now that we know the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus have received FCC certification for Verizon and AT&T, it shouldn't be long before we see Sprint, T-Mobile and U.S. Cellular's variants also make their way through the FCC ahead of Samsung's rumored August 12 launch event. The 5.7-inch phablets are expected to be released on August 21. Once we hear any new details, we'll be sure to pass them on.
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