Samsung Galaxy S II for Sprint hits the FCC with WiMAX goodness
Late this evening, Samsung passed a phone called the SPH-D710 through the FCC. The device won approval for CDMA/EvDO and WiMAX, clear signs that the device is headed for Sprint. The SPH-D710 also won FCC approval for Bluetooth and dual-band Wireless-N WiFi.
The design, camera housing shape and speaker positioning of the SPH-D710 line up with leaked images of Sprint’s version of the Samsung Galaxy S II that were previously published on This is my next, picture below. It’s interesting to note that Sprint’s version of the Galaxy S II is about 5mm taller and 3mm wider than the European version of the S II that’s currently shipping according to FCC measurements, above right.
Samsung hasn’t made any mention of the Galaxy S II for Sprint, but today’s FCC filing is a good sign that we’ll be seeing the device soon. Multiple sources are reporting that the Galaxy S II for AT&T and Verizon will be hitting stores in August, so it’s likely that within a month the three largest carriers in the U.S. will all be offering the Galaxy S II.