Samsung Galaxy S8 And Galaxy S8+ To Support 24 LTE Bands On Global Variants

Samsung’s Galaxy S8 is all set to come out of the veil soon, but before it debuts in its full glory, leaked information about the device is expected to come now and then. However, this time around some info has leaked about its alleged bigger screen variant – the Galaxy S8+. The unlocked version of the device has reportedly passed FCC certification along with three separate versions of the global G955F model.


Only the written information managed to leak out of FCC listing and not images. Samsung seems to be cautious about its other upcoming variants, especially after the leaked pictures of Galaxy S8 had shown up all over the internet. As per the FCC listing about the Galaxy S8+, the phone “incorporates a camera, Bluetooth, ANT+, Wi-Fi, GPS, NFC, MP3 /MP4 player, Wireless Charging, MST, OTG, and DP,”

Also, there is information about the leaked LTE bands. The alleged smartphone seems to be supporting around 24 LTE bands, which almost matches the level of Japanese variant of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus that supported around 25 LTE bands. The LTE bands that are mentioned in the leaked information are of global level, which also means that the listed SM-G955F model is international. To recap, the 2016 Galaxy flagships – the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge supported up to 20 LTE bands. Most likely, even the Galaxy S8 will support the same number of LTE bands as the Galaxy S8+.

Another chunk of information that rings the bell is that FCC listing features Exynos-powered variants only, not the Snapdragon. It could mean that maybe this time around Samsung is giving the global platform to its Exynos lineup of chipsets. However, the LTE bands mentioned in the listing are the ones supported by Snapdragon 835 chipset. Perhaps, Samsung is trying to reduce its reliance on Qualcomm to power its flagship phones. Many recent reports tipped that Samsung has tweaked its new Exynos 8895 model with enhanced LTE modem that supports 1Gbps downloads just like the Snapdragon 835 SoC.

After Qualcomm’s recent spat with Apple and the series of accusations that followed, there are chances for ace manufacturers like Samsung to look for in-house avenues. Samsung has not confirmed anything yet, which means that we should take every bit of the info mentioned above with a pinch of salt.

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Sayed Ejaz
March 11, 2017 3:23 pm 3:23 PM
i hate samsung. they have ability to support all lte bands in the world like iphone..but they wont. they have ability to support all variants volte voice like iphone but they wont. instead they will create 1000 variants for making some begger profit and then sell us in higher price. I love iphone..and whats more touchwiz will lag even after paying premium.. yes samsung phone wil over heat. their beauty mode on front camera will make us look like japanese while iphone pics will be always phones can take good outdoor pics if human face are not present..when human… Read more »
March 12, 2017 2:21 am 2:21 AM

Google pixel had so many issues this year… Next year it will be fantastic if processor doesn’t throttle or kind of like that happens….. One plus is low in battery back up(though dash charge nullifies that)

Rohit | Chennai
March 11, 2017 6:51 pm 6:51 PM


March 11, 2017 6:46 pm 6:46 PM

I hate your logic. What benefits can you get if Samsung supports all the bands? Will you be roaming every week abroad? Instead you are probably the type of person who will smuggle in a version from X country to avoid paying taxes in INDIA.

Kumaran GP
March 13, 2017 9:57 am 9:57 AM
Bro, eventhough i love android, I think you missed the point. Lets say I`m from india and I DONT ROAM abroad daily. But occasionally we could get phones from abroad, like i did for my Galaxy S6 edge and my brother his iphone 6 plus. When Jio got introduced, his iphone got volte support just after what they say, a carrier update. but my s6edge (G925i), EVENTHOUGH its the same variant G925i in both singapore and here, lacked support for volte. I had to download indian stock rom (around 2gb) and flash it and use csc changer, then only volte… Read more »
Akash Rajan
March 12, 2017 12:46 am 12:46 AM

He pays premium for that shitsung phone instead he could have bought an iPhone. As a premium buyer, why shouldn’t he
Expect and ask this?

March 12, 2017 9:25 pm 9:25 PM

What he will do with all the bands? Just for sake of having it?

March 11, 2017 10:56 pm 10:56 PM

Well said duane.

March 11, 2017 5:54 pm 5:54 PM


March 11, 2017 12:06 pm 12:06 PM

Fantastic… Just do something about Ram Management and laggy TouchWiz….. I know it’s not leggy anymore…. Still!!!!! There is still room for improvement

March 12, 2017 9:00 am 9:00 AM

I am using, galaxy s7 and it doesn’t lag. Not even once in 1 year of usage. I love it and I will buy galaxy s8 as well. Because samsung is best in android now. I liked sony as well but they release their phone too late

March 12, 2017 8:08 pm 8:08 PM

True information.

Kiran Fernandes | Goa
March 11, 2017 3:09 pm 3:09 PM

The S8 Snapdragon variant will be exclusive to US. The Exynos alternative version will be sold globally. That’s what sucks about Samsung. They think the rest of the world should use their shittier Exynos chipset.
The good thing about ZTE is thier hardware. its quite good, love the Axon 7 speakers, and I wish they actually bring out an Axon 8 this time with the Snapdragon 835, some sexy speakers with deep bass, and a good cam(better than op3/5)+battery(around 4Ah).

March 12, 2017 2:19 am 2:19 AM

One plus has been fantastic last nine months except battery life…. I feel one plus 3 is a bit overpriced…. 25000 would have been fantastic…. You bring it late to the market and priced such high that’s why they didn’t had mind blowing success in India…. They should price it right in India….. They will sell better than Redmi series… If 40000 for next no-go for me… I WILL STRAIGHTWAY PICK AXON 8…..

March 12, 2017 2:16 am 2:16 AM

I will be getting both variants soon after dropping in prices…. Yeah axon 7 is fantastic…. I wish people start buying these phones more than Samsung and iPhones….. Automatically customers will get benefitted

March 11, 2017 6:46 pm 6:46 PM

Who said Exynos is not as good as SnapDragon?

March 12, 2017 9:03 am 9:03 AM

Well they dont know that exynos version works far better than snap dragon plus it has a better battery life as well. Its just in their mind that snap dragon is good. They forget the over heating issues, thank god I had exynos version that i was not suffered with that.

I just love exynos version of galaxy as its more optimized than snap dragon and advanced or at par with it

Kiran Fernandes | Goa
March 11, 2017 9:19 pm 9:19 PM

no AOSP roms for Exynos versions. Snapdragon gets all the love from Devs. Exynos, nope.

March 12, 2017 8:55 am 8:55 AM

That’s because, exynos doesn’t have its source code released

March 12, 2017 8:45 am 8:45 AM

There are developers. I have Note 5 duos and after 1 year i rooted and installed Dr ketan Nougat Rom. excellent rom and Lte babd locking possible especially usefyl for jio.

March 12, 2017 2:14 am 2:14 AM

They should do something about laggy TouchWiz…. That’s the only thing I wanna see…. I don’t want Iris scanners but just remove the hell laggy TouchWiz….

March 12, 2017 8:57 am 8:57 AM

I am using galaxy s7 and its not laggy, I think you have not used a samsung phone in a while. Plus nougate is too much more light

March 12, 2017 2:13 am 2:13 AM

That’s why I love snapdragon Variant…. Though Exynos version performs better….. Both version available in 8000 in Mumbai in Grey market in excellent conditions

Kiran Fernandes | Goa
March 12, 2017 8:50 am 8:50 AM

Chor bazar?


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