Galaxy S24, Galaxy S24+ certified by FCC with Wi-Fi 6E, UWB

Over the past few weeks, Samsung has picked up several regulatory certifications for the Galaxy S24 series. We have seen the Plus model on the BIS (India) website, while the Ultra model has received approvals from the BIS, NBTC (Thailand), and KTR (South Korea). The FCC has now joined the list. The American regulatory agency recently certified the Galaxy S24 and Galaxy S24+. The Ultra model should also soon receive the FCC certification.

The Galaxy S24 series picks up another important certification

The FCC certified the Galaxy S24 with the model numbers SM-S921U and SM-S921U1. These are carrier-locked and unlocked variants for the US, respectively. The global version is SM-S921B and the Korean version is SM-S921N. Likewise, the Galaxy S24+ received the certification with model numbers SM-S926U and SM-S926U1. Its other model numbers are SM-S926B and SM-S926N, while the Ultra’s are SM-S928U/SM-S928U1, SM-S928B, and SM-S928N.

While previous certification listings didn’t reveal much about the upcoming Samsung flagships, the FCC entry has a few talking points. It confirms Bluetooth 5.3, NFC, and UWB (Ultra-wideband) support for the Galaxy S24 and Galaxy S24+, along with Sub-6GHz and mmWave 5G cellular networks. The phones also boast wireless charging, wireless power transfer (reverse wireless charging), and Wi-Fi 6E (IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax).

There have been rumors that Samsung will introduce Wi-Fi 7 support to its phones with the Galaxy S24 series. However, that doesn’t seem to be happening. Or maybe the FCC didn’t evaluate the function because the final Wi-Fi 7 standard isn’t official yet. It is expected next year. The next-gen wireless standard should be common on high-end smartphones in 2025.

The Galaxy S24+ is expected to support 45W (11V/4.05A) wired charging speed, the same as the Ultra model. However, the FCC tested the phone with Samsung’s EP-TA800 25W (9V/2.77A or 11V/2025A) charger manufactured by Korean firm Dongyang E&P (electric and power). This doesn’t necessarily mean it lacks 45W charging support, though. The base model will max out at 25W (9V/2.77A).

Samsung’s next-gen flagships are less than two months away

This is all we can find in the FCC certification documents for the Galaxy S24 and Galaxy S24+. More details should emerge ahead of the launch. Samsung plans to unveil the next-gen flagships in mid-January. On January 17, 2024, to be precise. Pre-orders will begin immediately after the launch event, with a global release expected on January 30. With less than two months to go before the grand unveiling of the Galaxy S24 lineup, we expect more leaks in the coming weeks.