We normally tend not to report FCC filings and approvals, but this was just too juicy to pass up. Our friends at Wireless Goodness are reporting that the FCC have approved a phone called the SPH-D710 submitted by Samsung.
The CDMA/EvDO and WiMAX version of the device obtained FCC approval indicating that it is headed for Sprint. Furthermore, the camera and speaker placement in the FCC filing document mirrors the placement of the same in the images of the Sprint branded Galaxy S2 leaked by This is my next earlier this month.
Just yesterday we reported that BGR managed to get their hands on images of what looked to be AT&T's variant of the Galaxy S2 featuring a QWERTY keyboard. Additionally, earlier last week Samsung's President of Mobile Business indicated that the Galaxy S2 would be launching in the US "sometime in August". With the FCC approving the SPH-D710 an August release on Sprint suddenly looks like a possibility.
Source: Wireless Goodness