Well, we are yet to see the Nokia 8.3 5G in the markets, however, Nokia Mobile is getting ready for the launch of a new smartphone. A new Nokia smartphone with model number TA-1277 has been certified by FCC in the US.
The device was under a testing period of one month since June 1, 2020, and the results were made available for the public on July 8. However, the external and internal photos of the device are hidden because of the short-term confidentiality requested by HMD Global, which will be applicable till January 5, 2021.
The device is described as “Multi-band GSM/WCDMA/LTE phone with Bluetooth, WLAN”, which means the device is not coming with 5G connectivity, as none of the 5G new radio (NR) bands were tested as per the test results.
Also, they mention that the device supports GSM/WCDMA/LTE bands that are not functional in the US, which means it is a global device and not a US-specific device, though it will come to the US. The device will also support VoWiFi (Voice over Wi-Fi) calling. Unfortunately, there is no mention of NFC support. Also, the device will support only 2.4 GHz WiFi.
The results disclosed by FCC uncovered a diagram depicting the dimensions of the device and the types of antennas and sensors present in the device. Nokia TA-1277 is 76.3mm wide and 165.85mm high, which means the device can fit in a screen of about 6.5-inches.
The device is powered by a 4380mAh battery, which is the WT242 model manufactured by Jiade Energy Technology. The headsets will be the usual HS-34 model.
As of now, we already have the .3 variants of the Nokia 1, Nokia 2, Nokia 5, and Nokia 8 series. That leaves us with .3 variants of the Nokia 3, Nokia 4, Nokia 6, Nokia 7, and Nokia 9 series. Since Nokia TA-1277 does not support 5G, it is highly unlikely that it could be the Nokia 7.3 5G or Nokia 9.3 (PureView), which means it could be the Nokia 3.3, Nokia 4.3, Nokia 6.3, or altogether a new device.
We can expect some more Nokia phones to appear on the certification sites around the world, and a probable launch in IFA 2020, which is scheduled to be held in September (4 to 9) or a virtual launch like the one HMD Global did in March this year.
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