Samsung’s Galaxy S5 has officially passed through the FCC for AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile, clearing a final hurdle ahead of the device’s U.S. launch next month. There wasn’t really any doubt at this point that the upcoming flagship phone would be cleared for landing on the major networks, but for Samsung fans today’s filing is still good news and a reminder that the device is almost here.
For those who need a quick refresher, here’s what the Galaxy S5 has to offer. It comes equipped with a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display, a 2800mAh battery, 2GB of RAM, 16 or 32GB of onboard storage with microSD support, a fingerprint sensor, a heart-rate monitor, a 16-megapixel camera and runs Android 4.4.2 out of the box. Samsung has also slathered the device in the latest version of its own TouchWiz UI, which is jam-packed with extras including a new health-tracking app, a battery-saving mode and special camera settings.
With the Galaxy S5 set to launch in just a few weeks, and already unveiled last month at Mobile World Congress, it’s a bit strange to see the device just now gaining the FCC’s approval. It’s possible Samsung held it back on purpose to keep any information from leaking out early. Either way, the Galaxy S5 is definitely headed to AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile, though we still haven’t seen anything from the FCC approving the device for Sprint.