A Nokia-branded mobile phone under the model number TA-1048 just passed FCC certification. This is the first time we hear about a TA-1048, and the device is classified as a GSM/WCDMA/LTE Mobile Phone, not as “smartphone” as regular smartphones are.
Nokia TA-1048 is probably not a variant of the rumored Nokia TA-1047, that some allege that should have a QWERTY keyboard. To be frank, the QWERTY keyboard thing is and will be (until HMD announces it) a speculation. Other variants of the device known as TA-1047 are TA-1060, TA-1056, TA-1079 and TA-1066, as revealed by Bluetooth SIG.
Nokia 3310 4G announced in China carries the model number TA-1077. The certified TA-1048 could be a global version of the Nokia 3310 4G (just guessing) or maybe another variant of the TA-1047. FCC revealed that it will support Dual-SIM (uses MicroSIM) and have a slot for MicroSD card. HMD asked for a 45 day delay of posting photos and the manual of the 4G phone online, so we don’t know how it looks.