The Galaxy Note 7 is more than just a moniker for a nonexistent smartphone name at this point, but every legitimate smartphone in existence has a model number. The SM-N930, SM-N930F (European), and the SM-N930FD model numbers we’ve seen so far have all related to European models, but the US is now in line to have its own Galaxy Note 7 model number lineup, as the device model numbers (endings based on various carriers) have received their certification by way of the Federal Communication Commission (FCC).
Five Galaxy Note 7 model number variants were approved for use in the US: Verizon (SM-N930V), T-Mobile (SM-N930T), Sprint (SM-N930P), AT&T (SM-N930A), and US Cellular (SM-N930R4). The Canadian models have also received their Galaxy Note 7 model number certification as well (SM-N930W8). The universal model number for worldwide devices is “SM-N930U.” You can take a look at the Galaxy Note 7 model number certification form below.
The Galaxy Note 7 model number certifications are key to allowing the Korean giant to sell their devices here in the US. Devices that lack such certification cannot go on sale and are ultimately banned if the companies who manufacture them do not seek such certification. The FCC is necessary to certify whether or not a device such as the Galaxy Note 7 adheres to certain certifications (which explains why Bluetooth, WiFi, and GPS certifications are performed on these devices before their model numbers are legalized for the consumer market and retail stores).
As is the case every year, the Galaxy Note 7 model number certifications are given based on regions they are headed to/for and their endings are based on those geographic locations. For example, the model number for AT&T models ends in “A,” while “R4” is the ending of a US Cellular-bound device. SM-N930T is the Galaxy Note 7 model number for T-Mobile, and the “P” ending informs users that the device is Sprint-bound.