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Galaxy S5 for Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile Pass Through FCC

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On schedule for an April arrival, all sorts of Samsung Galaxy S5 variants have cruised through the FCC this week. The Verizon (SM-G900V), AT&T (SM-G900A), and T-Mobile (SM-G900T) models are confirmed, however, the FCC shows that numerous others stopped by as well. 

The Verizon variant is showing compatibility with LTE bands of 4 and 13 – both of which are indeed part of Big Red’s network – along with the ability to roam globally on GSM 850 and 1900. The T-Mobile and AT&T models are each showing compatibility with LTE bands 2, 4, 5, and 17. Their GSM bands do not match up exactly, but you should still be able to them between each carrier with some success after unlocking.

The rest we know since the phone has been officially announced by Samsung.

The Sprint model may not have made its way through the FCC yet, unless we have the model number wrong. We were under the impression it would be SM-G900P. We are seeing model numbers of SM-G900S, SM-G900H, and SM-G900F.

And that puts us one step closer to April 11.

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  • Sam_K

    With T-Mobile recently acquiring 700MHz spectrum from Verizon, I hope that support for it can be added to the Galaxy S5 via a firmware update. I believe they acquired spectrum in band 12 (according to Wikipedia) so that’s the band that would have to be enabled.

  • Tim242

    Woohoo! Hopefully this means Verizon will release it with everybody else : )

  • John Davids

    “The Sprint model may not have made its way through the FCC yet, unless we have the model number wrong. We were under the impression it would be SM-G900P.”

    Verizon = V
    ATT = A
    T-Mobile = T

    So why then would you be under the impression it would be P? Wouldn’t logic dictate the Sprint version be…S? Unless there is something I am missing here…(probably the case)

  • EliteX

    who’s wants a looking band-aid phone??

    • Intellectua1

      Apparently you to cover those hurt feelings form the fact that this phone will outsell anything on the market next to Apple

    • Tim242

      I want one. I have held it. The dimples aren’t as pronounced as in the pics it feels awesome. I’m excited for the camera.

      • LionStone

        Just don’t get that blue one, eww… ;)

        • Tim242

          Yeah, it is gross. I just can’t decide between the black and white version. I just know I’ll probably end up being indecisive and paying a restock fee. Damn it!

    • Jordan

      Pretty sure most will put a case on it. Band-aid gone.

  • Sam

    2GB RAM was very disappointing! It will be outdated very quickly! It almost sounds like they are holding back RAM for S6.

    • flosserelli

      Samsung does not want to cannibalize sales of the Note 3.

    • Tim242

      It doesn’t need 3 GB of RAM. Seriously

      • Sam

        right it doesn’t today. But in few months it will.

        • Tim242

          Yeah, in a few months, mobile devices will need 50% more memory to perform the same tasks. No, just no…

          • Sam

            I am looking for 2 year phone. I don’t think 2gb will cut it.

  • The Narrator

    Waiting on the news saying “The Sony Z2 has passed through FCC and headed to Verizon” .

    • Trent Russell

      Me too….i’ll literally get up and dance when i see that, but i’m not holding my breath.

    • robert26101

      I read that the Sony Z2 was not coming to the US. Yea so don’t hold your breath.

    • Cael

      Droid-Life probably won’t report it… Its not motorola samsung htc or lg

    • LiterofCola

      *waiting patiently*

    • MicroNix

      I can finally agree with something you say. If this makes it to Verizon, I’m all over it and probably ditch the idea of the S5 or the all new One. The Z2 is a beast.

  • Nexoduss

    Big question is how much better will the g3 be? I’m contemplating on getting the g2 but I’m worried it’s a little late since it’s been rumored that the g3 is going to be unveiled in june. Any thoughts?

  • Intellectua1

    I will be purchasing this phone…

    • Tim242

      Me too : )

  • gintoddic

    it’s fugly, and def too much like a band-aid

    • Tim242

      Get some Preparation H for that butthurt.

    • LiterofCola

      It’s definitely not attractive.

  • mcdonsco

    I’ve seen a few side by sides with the S4, seems Samsung made the side bezels BIGGER on the S5??? Could that be right?

    • me

      I suspect the bigger bezels are due to water/dust resistance… ?

      • flosserelli

        Nah. It’s so they can shrink the bezel next year and brag about it.

    • The Narrator

      It’s Samsung. Expect them every time

      • T4rd

        60% of the time, they get bigger every time.

        • The Narrator

          Galaxy was a bad choice.

          • T4rd

            It’s a plastic cage of emotion!

          • The Narrator

            You know i don’t speak Spanish

          • T4rd

            I’m not even mad… in fact, I’m quite impressed!

          • MichaelFranz

            S5 plays Jazz Flute

          • Thomas

            Great comments guys…compelling & rich. Stay Classy ;)

    • Tim242

      Slightly. It was required for water resistance.

  • jnt

    is 4/11 the official date from all the carriers?

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      US carriers don’t have any dates.

  • Thomas

    That Blue is starting to grow on me.

    • Jeff McLean

      Definitely not me….

    • T4rd

      I don’t think it looks bad, I’ll always prefer black though. The darker the better.

      • Nexoduss

        That’s what the fat girl said :)

        • T4rd

          Hmm, never heard that stereotype, hah.

          • Nexoduss

            Lol come on bro. Don’t be sarcastic. It’s one of the more proven stereotypes out there.

          • tyrone jones

            Does Moochelle know Barry is cheating on her? Maybe he wants someone with less junk in the trunk.

          • The Narrator

            Typical scum of America, i see. Go ahead, vote for the money hungry white guy.

          • robert26101

            Grow up!

          • michael arazan

            Nee Jabba No Badda

          • Weber

            Hodor

        • Jonathan Williams

          You left out “white”

    • Nexoduss

      Him too haha.

    • Billy Jo

      The iPhone 6 with 5.5″ sapphire glass is growing on me.

      • PhoneGod

        “When we look at it, we see a lot of disadvantages of sapphire versus
        Gorilla Glass,” Tripeny said. “It’s about 10 times more expensive. It’s
        about 1.6 times heavier. It’s environmentally unfriendly. It takes about
        100 times more energy to generate a sapphire crystal than it does
        glass. It transmits less light which it means either dimmer devices or
        shorter battery life. It continues to break. I think while it’s scratch
        resistant product it still breaks and our testing says that Gorilla
        Glass, about 2.5 times more pressure that it can take than Sapphire on.
        So when we look at it, we think from an overall industry and trend that
        is not attractive in consumer electronics.”

      • Tim242

        Delusional much?