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Metro PCS’ exclusive Samsung Tikal SCH-R940 passes through the FCC, to come soon with 4G LTE

March 14, 2012 | by Adrian Diaconescu

Android News, Android Phones, Carriers, MetroPCS, Samsung

Samsung Tikal

We’ve heard the first rumors about the Samsung SCH-R940, also known as ‘’Tikal’’, in December last year, but for some reason the smartphone has failed to hit the market by now and hasn’t even been officially introduced to the public.

Dubbed as a MetroPCS exclusive gadget way back, the Tikal will most definitely resemble Sprint’s Samsung Conquer 4G with a couple of small exceptions and improvements. Before getting into that, let’s not forget our article’s topic, which is Tikal’s FCC authentication, obtained yesterday.

That’s right, boys and girls, the FCC has passed the Tikal SCH-R940, which can only mean one thing. The smartphone is ready to hit the market and will most definitely be made available this spring or in June, at the latest.

We don’t know much about the Tikal’s tech specs and features, but as it will most likely be a variant of Samsung Conquer, it’s safe to assume that it will sport a 3.5-inch display, like its cousin, and run Android 2.3 Gingebread.

The Conquer is currently powered by a 1 GHz single-core Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8665 processor, but something tells me that the Tikal might actually come with a slightly snappier chip than that. That’s just a guess, though, so don’t take it too seriously and please don’t start any rumors!

As I mentioned at the beginning of the post, we know for sure that the Tikal will not be identical with the Conquer, and will in fact come with 4G LTE speeds. As some of you might know, Sprint’s Conquer only features WiMAX 4G, which is decent enough, but clearly not as cool and fast as 4G LTE. On the other hand, the Tikal will most likely not come with NFC (near field communication) capabilities, as some suspected a while back.

That’s pretty much all we can say about MetroPCS’ Samsung Tikal at the moment, but don’t forget to check back to our website soon to find out extra details set to unravel in the coming weeks. In the meantime, you can also check out FCC’s official documents approving the SCH-R940 at the source link below.

Via FCC

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