Nokia 4G Feature Phone Passes Bluetooth SIG Certification

A Nokia smartphone with model no TA-1047 passed FCC certification last week, which FCC mentioned as a 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, 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 device variant ( Dual SIM) should make it to India. At the same time, the rest of the world will have both single SIM and dual SIM variants for Europe, Asia, and Australia, and the same for America ( 2 variants). Also, the device will be coming with a new or upgraded OS, and that’s not that it 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 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). With the new upgrades, the device could be a game changer in the entry-level segment, filled with JioPhone-inspired devices. The device will be likely to launch in early 2018.

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