Almost a month ago, we came across the Nokia Solo Bud+ (SB-201), the first-ever mono Bluetooth headset by HMD Global, on FCC. Soon after, a Bluetooth certification revealed that the company is planning to launch a bit premium variant of the solo earbud.
Today, FCC published the test reports and images of the Nokia Clarity Solo Bud+ (SB-501). HMD Global also mentions that there exists another solo earbud, SB-401, with a different name and color but identical to the SB-501 model. These new models have a similar design factor as the SB-201 earbud, but the multifunction button (MFB) covers more than half of the front side, while there is a LED indicator light (blue or red) on the other half.
Using the multifunction button, you can play or pause music, answer and end or reject calls, and activate the voice assistant. Volume buttons are fit on the right side (from the front view), and the microphone is at the lower part of the back. Unlike the SB-201 model, the Clarity Solo Bud+ has a USB Type-C port at the top. Inside, it houses a 95 mAh battery and Qualcomm’s QCC3020 platform that also supports Qualcomm aptX audio.
The earbud is IPX4 rated that will protect against splashing water from any direction. The retail box will contain ear tips in three different sizes (small, medium, and large) and a USB C cable. As per BT SIG certification, the Bluetooth 5 supported Nokia Clarity Solo Bud+ is using the design of a product by Sky Wing Communication Electronics.
The three Solo Bud models are possibly targeted at the enterprise market, while the company will also launch the new Nokia Wireless Headphones (WHP-101), Noise Cancelling Earbuds (BH-805), Comfort Earbuds (TWS-411), Comfort Earbud+ (TWS-411W), and the Nokia Go Earbuds+ (TWS-201) for the consumer market. That’s a lot of accessories to come at once. So, possibly some of them will arrive soon if not all.