Samsung Galaxy S II and i708 (with AT&T and Verizon 3G) hit the FCC
The FCC has just approved two interesting Samsung phones, an announced one, and an unannounced one.
The announced device is the Galaxy S II i9100 – Samsung’s newest Android flagship smartphone.
It was approved to work on the 850 and 1900 MHz WCDMA bands, so it’s compatible with AT&T’s 3G network. Certainly, this doesn’t mean the second largest US carrier will launch the Galaxy S II – but at least we know now that it can, in case it wants to do it.
The unannounced Samsung handset that received the FCC’s blessing is the SGH-i708 (not to be mistaken for the old i780). What’s curious about the i708 is that it supports both WCDMA (850 / 1900) and CDMA/EvDo networks – so it works on either AT&T or Verizon.
By the looks of it (see below), this is a full touchscreen phone.
The label on the device says the i708 is intended to be used for development only, and is not for sale. It’s probably one of Samsung’s secret Android dev phones. Too bad, because the idea of a smartphone that can be used on both Verizon and AT&T is definitely appealing.