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Tegra-2 Galaxy S II, Photon 4G cleared FCC?

A trip to the FCC e-files provide hints at upcoming phones for tech-thirsty consumers.

Samsung Galaxy S II (unlocked)
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The Samsung Galaxy S II has already taken off in global markets, becoming Samsung's fastest-selling phone with sales of 3 million units in 55 days, according to a Samsung press release issued July 3.

CNET certainly appreciated the dual-core, 4G-capable Android handset enough to give the unlocked version a coveted Editors' Choice Award ahead of its official U.S. launch. Although a U.S. version cleared the FCC in early May, possibly AT&T-bound, there's still been no official word on a timeline or carrier pickup.

We did, however, learn of a few more clues in another recent FCC filing, this time for a handset with a variation on the Galaxy S II's model number, one that outlets like Engadget have speculated means that there's an Nvidia Tegra 2 dual-core processor onboard.

Sony Ericsson Text Pro
Sony Ericsson

We've also heard tell of another FCC clearance, this time connected with the hotly anticipated Motorola Photon 4G, headed for Sprint. Wireless Goodness picked apart the details of the product, labeled Motorola IHDP56MD1. The Photon, which will run Android 2.3 Gingerbread, will stand out as Sprint's first smartphone with Nvidia's dual-core Tegra 2 processor.

A third notable phone to clear the FCC this week was one we North Americans may never get a chance to see. The Sony Ericsson txt pro has the GSM bands (850/1900) to hop onto AT&T and T-Mobile, Engadget reports, but without the 3G or 4G support, this model is unlikely to reach our shores.