Samsung SM-G889A (Galaxy Haechi) Gets FCC Certified; Launch Date Could be Near

The mysterious Samsung (rugged) phone with model number SM-G889A has bagged certification from Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the U.S.

Few details on the dimensions, storage capacity and battery size have appeared through its FCC documents. Now that the smartphone has bagged FCC approval, its launch may not be very far.

Galaxy SM-G889A Specs and Dimensions

The FCC documents of SM-G889A confirm that the phone measures 158.5 x 80.7 mm. It measures 167 mm diagonally which is equal to 6.57 inches and the display of the phone measures 130 mm which means it will be sporting a 5.12-inch display. The handset features a 3.5 mm audio jack.

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A strange thing about the FCC listing is that the FCC label reveals that is equipped with a very small battery of 1,670 mAh capacity. The handset has an internal storage of 64 GB. The same model (SM-G889A) was certified by Wi-Fi Alliance earlier this year. The Wi-Fi certification of the phone had revealed that the phone runs on Android 9 Pie OS and it supports Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac.

The SM-G889A model number seems to belong to the AT&T edition of the phone. Another variant of the phone that has a model number of SM-G889F was spotted on Geekbench in June. The Geekbench listing of SM-G889F is fueled by Exynos 9810 chipset and 4 GB of RAM. The handset had respectively scored 3,130 and 9,050 points in the single-core and multi-core tests of the benchmarking platform.

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Galaxy Haechi

We have uncovered that the phone is codenamed ‘Galaxy Haechi‘. In Chinese and Korean folklore, Haechi refers to a mythical beast. In February, reliable tipster Roland Quandt had spotted the SM-G889 phone in Samsung’s booth at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019 event. He had shared a hands-on video of the phone which revealed that it could be a rugged edition of the Galaxy S9 smartphone. He had claimed that the phone features a 5.2-inch Quad HD+ display and a 12-megapixel rear camera. Another leakster Ishan Agarwal had dubbed the SM-G889 phone as “premium mid-range Android smartphone” and it could be priced between $500 and $600 in the global markets.

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Featured Image Credit: Roland Quandt