A Samsung phone that has a strong resemblance to the Samsung Galaxy S II, with AT&T bands has just completed field testing by the FCC. The device is identified by the model number SGH-I777. Consequently that is the same number that Samsung used to identify the Samsung Saga in 2009. Throwing that aside though we’ve found two images to support this new SGH-I777 going through the FCC.
The first image above is from the Chinese website juggly.cn. The other, below, was posted to Phandroid.
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According to the FCC documentation the new SGH-I777 has the 850/1900 GSM/GPRS/EDGE/WDCMA bands for AT&T. Of course we could also be looking at a device headed to Rogers. The more complete document has no indication that there is a QWERTY keyboard so this could be the first of the possible two AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II devices.
Samsung devices resemble the specs of the forthcoming Verizon Wireless and Sprint Samsung Galaxy S II models have already crossed the FCC. If the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II is launched separately from the other 3 carriers, we could be on track for a mid August debut of the Samsung Galaxy S II.
Early reports and rumors have suggested that Sprint, AT&T and Verizon Wireless would launch the Samsung Galaxy S II around the same time while T-Mobile either had it’s own version of the device or a different Samsung phone altogether at a later date. This could be because Samsung and T-Mobile launched the Samsung Galaxy S 4G in the middle of the cycle. Or perhaps because AT&T, despite the fact they may buy T-Mobile, is upset that T-Mobile cut in-line in front of them by launching the Samsung Vibrant ahead of schedule and before the Samsung Captivate.