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Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime smartphone crosses the FCC

Samsung sends three different smartphone models through the FCC for approvals despite none of them being destined for the US.

Published Mon, Jun 9 2014 7:02 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:16 PM CST

It looks like the FCC has cleared the way for a new Samsung smartphone to come to market. The device is believed to be called the Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime and this smartphone has been rumored in the past. The smartphone that the FCC has approved doesn't show the Galaxy S5 Prime name anywhere.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime smartphone crosses the FCC |

The device that went through the FCC has three model variants including the SM-G9065S, SM-G906K, and SM-G906L. Each version was for a different Korean carrier. The rub here is that all three of these models are smartphones that aren't destined for the US.

Why the FCC would approve devices not intended to be sold in the US is a good question. Perhaps Samsung wants to get the hardware inside the devices approved to speed the process when this device turns up in the US with hardware for US networks inside. The Galaxy S5 Prime is said to be the first smartphone with a QHD screen from Samsung.

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Shane is a long time technology writer who has been writing full time for over a decade. Shane will cover all sorts of news for TweakTown including tech and other topics. When not writing about all things geeky, he can be found at the track teaching noobs how to race cars.

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