Samsung Galaxy Note 3 drops by the FCC ahead of global launch

That didn't take long. Just hours after Samsung's IFA presser, the company's latest oversized handset made its way through the FCC. The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 ran through the usual gamut of federal tests, but didn't betray compatibility for US LTE bands -- instead only revealing support for GSM and UMTS 850 / 1900 MHz. In all likelihood, this is probably just an early peek at the international unit shipping later this month. Turns out even the federal government will have to wait until October to get their hands on a US model.