The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus are currently under wraps, but rumors are that both will be released next month. FCC records indicate that Samsung is poised to unveil the flagships in August.
According to G for Games, the Federal Communications Commission database listing of the AT&T variants of the Note 5 and the S6 Edge Plus reveal that respective model numbers of both the handsets are SM-N920A and SM-G928A. The AT&T models support LTE bands 2, 4, 7 and 12.
The Verizon variants of the Note 5 and the S6 Edge Plus have also been spotted at the FCC. The SM-N920V and SM-G928V respective model numbers support Verizon LTE bands 2, 4 and 13.
Any device that will make use of a frequency band in the U.S. must be approved by the FCC. Hence, unannounced devices are usually spotted there before they are released in the country. Since the Galaxy Note 5 and the S6 Edge Plus AT&T and Verizon variants have reached the FCC, both the devices are expected to come out soon.
Last year, the Galaxy Note 4, the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus were released in September. Even though the Galaxy Note 4 got a good reception from critics and users, both the iPhone 6 models hurt its sales.
Samsung usually follows a pattern of releasing Galaxy Note series handsets in September. But this year, the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is slated to get announced alongside the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus on Aug. 12. The release date for both the models is rumored as Aug. 21, Phone Arena reported.
Hence, the rumor mill claims that Samsung is intending to launch its Galaxy Note 5 phablet in order to avoid clashing with the iPhone 6S models. As of this writing, there is no confirmation from Samsung on early release of the Galaxy Note 5 and the existence of Galaxy S6 Edge Plus handset.