Updated Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime gets approved by FCC, announcement may come soon

An upgraded Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime model is expected to be revealed very soon. The smartphone was recently spotted online, but the existence of the so-called Galaxy J5 Prime (2018) wasn’t confirmed until today.

Also known as Samsung SM-G571, the smartphone has just received certification at FCC (Federal Communications Commission), which somewhat confirms the device is about to go official.

No additional details about the phone’s specs have been listed at FCC, so we’re left with what appeared in the benchmark. Apparently, the smartphone will ship with Android …


ZTE's foldable smartphone spotted at FCC one week ahead of official announcement

“Axon M” seems to be the name ZTE picked for its first foldable smartphone. Information about the said device emerged online last month, although it didn’t come through official channels.

Well, it appears that ZTE is indeed planning to launch a foldable handset and, as the previous report claimed, the Axon M may be officially unveiled on October 17.

A foldable phone with model number ZTE Z999 recently made a stop at FCC (Federal Communications Commission), which means the device is one step closer to launch.

The main selling point of the ZTE Axon …

Apple iPhone X receives FCC certification

With pre-orders for the Apple iPhone X starting in 22 days, and the launch taking place (at least for now) on November 3rd, the tenth anniversary iPhone has finally been certified by the FCC. That action allowed Apple to remove the disclaimer from its website that said it could not sell or lease the device without receiving authorization from the government regulatory agency. A trio of iPhone X models now have the green light to be offered for sale in the states.

The FCC must test all devices that will be sold in the U.S. with a radio inside. The regulatory agency makes sure that these products …

FCC wants Apple to activate FM chips inside the iPhone after disaster strikes

FCC chairman Ajit Pai called on Apple today to turn on FM radio chips found inside older iPhone models. The head of the top communications regulatory agency in the states, Pai says that activating the chips could allow Americans to gain access to life-saving information when a hurricane or earthquake wipes out wireless networks. According to Pai, Apple is the only major smartphone manufacturer who has yet to activate these chips.

However, in a statement, Apple said that the 2016  models (Apple iPhone 7 and Apple iPhone 7 Plus) and the 2017 variants (Apple iPhone 8, Apple iPhone 8 Plus …

Moto X4 certified by the FCC, specs revealed

While the Moto X4 did not get unveiled today as previously rumored, the device still managed to make the news. The FCC certified the handset in the U.S., and at the same time the full specs of the phone have been revealed. First, we can tell you that the phone’s FCC ID is IHDT56WK1. The model number in the U.S. is XT-1900-1, and you should check out the slideshow at the bottom of the story for some images taken from the FCC documentation.

The handset is equipped with a Gorilla Glass 3 protected 5.2-inch AMOLED display carrying a 1080 x 1920 (FHD) resolution. The Snapdragon 630 chipset is …

T-Mobile starts employing 600MHz spectrum won in FCC auction (UPDATE)

Back last April, T-Mobile announced that it had won 45% of the 600MHz spectrum put up for auction by the FCC. That worked out to 31MHz of low-frequency airwaves won by the nation’s third largest carrier for the amount of $7.9 billion. Low-frequency bands are in demand because they travel farther and penetrate buildings better than those of the high-frequency variation, which is why the process for the auction was fought in court for a period that stretched over two-years.

UPDATE: See a video of the first call made on 600MHz by clicking on the video at the top of the story. In addition, …

Google Pixel 2 visits the FCC with Android 8.0.1, Active Edge and SD-835 on board

The Google Pixel 2 has been certified by the FCC. Based on documentation found on the FCC website, it appears that the Pixel 2 will once again be built by HTC. The latter has its name all over the FCC filing. The paperwork also reveals that the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will have a feature similar to the Edge Sense that is used on the HTC U11. With this feature, users can squeeze both sides of the phone together to open apps, control certain functions (like snap a picture, for example) and more. The FCC leak indicates that on the Pixel, this will be known as “Active Edge.”

Based on some leaked …

Korean version of Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950KOR) is now FCC certified

The Korean version of the unannounced Samsung Galaxy Note 8, sporting the model number SM-N950KOR, is now FCC certified. The phone is expected to be made official following an August 23rd introduction just one week before the September 1st opening of annual trade show IFA in Berlin. This model will feature a 6.3-inch Super AMOLED display carrying a resolution of 1440 x 2880. 6GB of RAM is inside, and the Korean bred model is powered by the Exynos 8995 SoC.

The FCC filing indicates that the Korean Galaxy Note 8 will use the FCC E-label technique, and the screen will include an edge-to-edge …

Harman Kardon's Cortana-enabled speaker, the Invoke, makes its way through FCC

The Invoke, a Cortana-enabled Bluetooth speaker by Harman Kardon, has stopped by the FCC leaving us with some new pictures, details on specs, and the user’s manual. Previous leaks have revealed the setup process for Android, as well as what appeared to be Windows 10, offering us insight into what information Cortana will have access to and which apps will have built-in support. The speakers latest stop at the FCC lends us the most details we’ve seen yet, however.

According to the Invokes user manual, the device supports playback for AAC, MP3, Vorbis, …

Here's our clearest look at the upcoming Meizu PRO 7 & PRO 7 Plus, thanks to the Chinese FCC

If you have been following PhoneArena as of late, you know pretty well what the Meizu PRO 7 and PRO 7 Plus look like. But just in case you didn’t, or had some lingering doubts about this upcoming Chinese handset and its peculiar secondary display, let these clear, 100% blurry-cam free images of it and its Plus version take care of that.

Ahead of its July 26 announcement, the Meizu PRO 7 and its Plus-sized compatriot appeared on TENAA (China’s telecommunications authority)’s website. The clear images give us the best look at the handsets yet, though they don’t show anything that we haven’t …