Samsung Galaxy Note passes through the FCC, heading to AT&T?

Samsung Galaxy Note FCC

The Samsung Galaxy Note is an Android device with a 5.3 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel display, a capacitive touch panel, and an active digitizer that allows you to take notes or make drawings with a digital pen. The little guy also features a 1.4 GHz dual core processor, 1GB of RAM, an 8MP rear camera and 2MP front-facing camera, and weighs just 6 ounces.

Despite reports that the Galaxy Note might not make it to the US, this week it showed up at the FCC website. If you’re having a hard time figuring out whether to call the device a phone or a tablet, it looks like Samsung is referring to it as a “portable handset” in the FCC documents. So I guess it’s a phone.

Pahndroid also notes that the Galaxy Note appears to be designed to work with the 3G and 4G wireless networks operated by AT&T, so it looks like it may be available from that carrier soon. That doesn’t mean Samsung isn’t also shopping the Galaxy Note around to other carriers. Few device makers do as good a job as Samsung of making their phones and tablets are available from multiple major carriers.

There’s no word on the price or release date — and it’s still possible that the phone/tablet will never launch in the States. Sometimes companies pass devices through the FCC just to gain approval in case they later decide to launch a product.

  • Lonnie Lee

    PLEASE BRING IT TO THE STATES, and if they dont, ill buy it out right, no contract… i willing to bet the frequency’s will work with at least 3g, maybe ill get lucky and get 4g… LTE? still to soon…..(a man can dream right)  lets hope i dont have to drop 750 dollars, plus 50 for shipping, for a tabular phone.  

  • Tim Davies

    I’m really looking forward to getting this device! This device is what will make me switch from iPhone to Android! My Galaxy Tab 7 was almost small enough for me to use as a phone with google voice, but alas, I need just a little smaller. This seams like it would be perfect! I’m a big guy, I need a big phone. If this does not come to the states, I’ll import and happily use it as a wifi tablet! It will fit in my Lab jacket at work so much more easily!