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We are a few weeks away until it’s time for Samsung to launch the Galaxy Note 5, it was reported yesterday that the company is going to unveil its new flagship in August rather than go with its tradition of launching new Note handsets in September every year. It’s probably doing that due to lacklustre sales of the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge as well as to fend off competition from the upcoming iPhones. FCC certification is always an indication of an impending launch and both handsets have made that customary stop.

Galaxy Note 5 is going to be accompanied by the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, as the name suggests it’s a variant of the Galaxy S6 Edge with a larger display and about the same specifications.

Samsung is going to launch both devices on August 12th and will release them in select markets around the world on August 21st before expanding sales to more countries.

The Verizon and AT&T variants of Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus have both been certified by the FCC, all models have support for the required carrier LTE bands.

It shouldn’t take too long before models for the other major carriers in the country are spotted, one can be sure that at least the Galaxy Note 5 will be carried by all four major carriers in the United States.

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