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Galaxy Note 7 cleared for landing in US, multiple models incoming

by Jacob Kleinman | July 14, 2016July 14, 2016 6:30 am PDT

Samsung just confirmed plans for its Galaxy Note 7 launch event earlier this week. Now the device is officially cleared to launch in the U.S. after receiving FCC approval for six different versions of the flagship phablet.

The filing lists the Galaxy Note 7 variants by model number. That includes the SM-N930V, SM-N930A, SM-N930P, SM-N930T, SM-N930R4 and the SM-N930W8, suggesting the device will be available from all four major U.S. carriers at launch. The version headed to Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint will likely pack Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 821 processor, while some other markets may get Samsung’s in-house Exynos 8893 chip instead.

The Galaxy Note 7 is also expected to pack a 5.7-inch or 5.8-inch Quad HD display with curved edges, either 4GB or 6GB of RAM, a 12-megapixel rear camera, a 5-megapixel front-facing camera and a hefty 4,000mAh battery. It could offer an eye scanner, along with the usual fingerprint-reading home button.

Samsung is set to unveil the Galaxy Note 7 on August 2 in New York, and we’ll be covering the event live on the ground. It looks like the device is pretty much ready to go already. Now the company just needs to make it official.

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...