The international version of the Samsung Galaxy S4 was already approved by FCC and we are waiting for US-bound models to get the Commission’s blessing. Yesterday, two variants of the Galaxy S4 destined at the US market were spotted at FCC. The first one on the list is a device with model number SPH-L720 and is obviously heading to Sprint. The other one, known as the SCH-R970, will be carried by Metro PCS. Both models will be virtually identical in terms of design and specs, there are, however, some differences worth commenting on.
Samsung Galaxy S4 for Metro PCS and Sprint
Apparently, Sprint variant of the Samsung Galaxy S4 will include global roaming since is will come with CDMA, LTE, GSM and WCDMA 850/1900 support. In other words, it will work equally well in the US and Europe on 3G network, which is a great news for users who travel often. As for the Metro PCS model, it will feature broader 4G LTE network support, which at least in theory, should improve your internet experience on the go.
As far as we know, aside from the connectivity differences, both the Sprint and Metro PCS variants will offer the same specs as the international model. The Galaxy S4 sports a 5-inch Super AMOLED display at 441 ppi, Exynos 5 Octa processor and 2 GB of RAM. Other key features include 16 GB of internal memory expandable up to 64 GB, 13 megapixel rear camera and 2 megapixel front-facing camera. The handset will ship with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with a handful of useful tools and functions such as S Translator, Air Gestures, Air View, Smart Pause and Smart Scroll.