FCC says hello to Samsung Galaxy S

Samsung Galaxy S with supports for AT&T's 3G bands wins FCC approval.

Samsung Galaxy S Kent German/CNET

The Samsung Galaxy S was one of the highlights from CTIA this year, so we don't blame you if you're waiting for it to hit stores. Unfortunately, we still don't have an official release date, but the Galaxy S took another step toward reality Sunday when it dropped by the Federal Communication Commission for a little certification testing. And as Endgadget and others have pointed put, it's equipped with AT&T's 3G bands.

AT&T isn't such a stretch, but keep in mind that even an FCC filing is no guarantee that a phone will arrive at a particular service provider. And since rumor has it that the Galaxy S will come to multiple U.S. carriers this year, AT&T may be just one stop on a grand tour.

In case you were wondering, the Galaxy S' highest at ear specific absorption rate (SAR) for voice calls is 0.211 watts per kilogram.

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Senior Managing Editor Kent German leads the CNET Reviews editors in San Francisco. A veteran of CNET since 2003, he still writes about the wireless industry and occasionally his passion for commercial aviation.

 

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