A Nokia smartphone with model no TA-1047 passed FCC certification last week which FCC mentioned as GSM/ WCDMA/ LTE Mobile Phone. We predicted the device to be the Nokia 4G featured phone since the FCC doesn’t classify it as a “mobile phone” and not a smartphone. The FCC website also revealed the device measures 133 x 68 mm which is smaller than the Nokia smartphones available but a bit bigger than the classic feature phone.
Today, Nokia devices with model numbers TA-1047, TA-1060, TA-1056, TA-1079 and TA-1066 were given Bluetooth SIG certification. The device is likely to be the 4G feature phone we predicted before. Hence the same variants were tested both by Bluetooth SIG and FCC. One variant of the device ( Dual SIM) should make it to India while the rest of the world will have both single SIM and dual SIM variant for Europe, Asia and Australia and the same variant for America ( 2 variants). Also, the device will be coming with a new or an upgraded OS, and that’s not that isn’t Android, Series 30+ or Feature OS.
The Nokia 4G phone supports Bluetooth v2.1+ EDR/ Bluetooth v4.2 LE, WiFi 2.4 GHz 802.11b/g/n HT20 and support for the GSM/ GPRS/ EGPRS/ WCDMA / HSPA/ DC- HDSPA/ HSPA+/LTE which give other advantages with new market opportunities.
As Bluetooth SIG didn’t reveal the phone name, we still have no clue as what this 4G featured phone will be called. According to some speculation, the device will be sporting a QWERTY keypad. Nokia has experience building QWERTY keypads long ago ( E72, X2) and with the new upgradations, the device could be a game changer in the entry-level segment which is filled with JioPhone inspired devices. The device will be likely to launch in early 2018.