The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 has breezed through the FCC ahead of its highly anticipated launch. The FCC has granted “Equipment Authorization” to FCC ID number A3LSMN9600. This could be the rumored upcoming flagship device. The FCC has also granted certification to other international variants of the Note 9 smartphone.
After clearing the China Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (CMIIT) late last month, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 sped through the FCC. The 3C certification document had mention of multiple model numbers including SM9600 and SM9650. The Chinese will get the SM-N9600 and SM-N9608 variants. The FCC listing mentions SM-N960F/DS. The naming clearly implies the devices are headed to Finland, France, Denmark, and Norway. Interestingly there’s mention of SM-N950U variant. The “U” at the end indicates it is the universal or unlocked variant of Samsung Galaxy Note 9. However, it is the SM-N960U1 variant that will work in most of the international regions.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9: FCC Certification, Launch Date
Samsung is gearing up to launch the Galaxy Note 9 on August 9. When the company had announced the date, it had offered a sneak peek of the device. The image showed only the new button the Note 9’s S Pen stylus. The certification process has now revealed that the stylus possesses Bluetooth capability, and it charges via the smartphone itself when it rests within its slot. The S Pen should have the ability to create digital signatures as well.
The FCC certification confirmed the bands, the SAR value compliance as well as other specifications including the choice of processor. Now that the flagship device has cleared the certification process from FCC, Samsung can confidently proceed with the Unpacked 2018 event, scheduled for August 9th.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9: Rumored Specifications
According to the benchmark results, the SM-N960U variant was confirmed to be the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 9. The FCC certification confirms that the smartphone will arrive with the latest top-end Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor. As Samsung was feverishly developing its own processing chipset, the Samsung Exynos 9820, it is expected that the company will deploy this SoC in a select few markets. The China and US regions will have the Qualcomm variant.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will run Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box. The phone will feature a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display with QHD+ resolution and 18.5:9 aspect ratio. The handset will pack a 4000 mAh battery. Samsung has placed the fingerprint sensor below the camera module. The flagship device will have 6 GB of RAM and will offer varying storage capacities: 64 GB, 128 GB, and 256 GB.