Nokia has large plans for 2018. After the certification of Nokia 6 2018, Nokia 9 and unknown Nokia smartphones with model number TA-1077 and TA-1062 were spotted in Chinese certification website. Now a new Nokia device has passed FCC certification which was never spotted or seen before. The device with model no TA-1047 was tested in China and revealed some of its specs.
The new Nokia TA-1047 is not referred as a smartphone by many other Nokia phones like 6, 7, 8 but as GSM/ WCDMA/ LTE Mobile Phone similar to the Nokia 3310 3G which is a 3G phone. According to the spec list, the device measures 133 x 68 mm which is smaller than the Nokia smartphones available but a bit bigger than the classic feature phone. HMD Global may have plans to turn the market by introducing a feature phone with a touchscreen which measures 140 mm diagonally.
The Nokia TA-1047 smartphone 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. The label also mentions it will have Dual-SIM support but with the support for Dual SIM standby meaning that we cant use two SIM cards simultaneously. One big blow is that the device will not be available in the US market, which is stated in the cover letter. This may be a hint that HMD Global plans on launching this smartphone in the Asian markets especially India which saw the bloom of 4G market recently. It not clear when or where the device will be announced or previewed, but it’s clear it will be soon. Nokia does not have a good record of showing devices in events such as CES, MWC or IFS, so maybe HMD Global will be calling for a media event in the first quarter of 2018.