Nokia rugged industrial tablet and 4G smartphone certified by FCC

Nokia Industrial devices
Nokia STP310 tablet (centre), Nokia SPH310 smartphone (rightmost)

Nokia has an Industrial product lineup for its Digital Automation Cloud (DAC) platform. It includes user equipment specifically created for usage in heavy industries. Apart from routers, dongles, hotspots, and accessories, the Nokia Industrial portfolio comprises handhelds and workpads, which are basically smartphones and tablets, respectively. These are the “actual” ruggedized 4G and 5G devices.

Nokia gave a glimpse of these products in a video that it posted in April this year. However, two of these devices have been there on FCC’s site since May of last year without catching anyone’s eye. The road to these certifications was the model numbers mentioned in the EEC certification of two 4G Nokia smartphones and a 4G Nokia tablet in Russia.

As per FCC, Shanghai Smawave Technology is manufacturing the Nokia STP310 tablet and Nokia SPH310 smartphone. The STP310 tablet has a waterproof yellow coloured body with four guards fitted using 34 screws. One of the internal pictures shows that it houses a MediaTek processor, but the model number is not clear enough.

On the front, there is a camera, four function buttons, navigation buttons offering four-way directional controls, PTT (Push to talk) key, POC (Push to talk over cellular) key, charging indicator, and mic. The power key and the volume control knob alongside four ports are at the top, while the bottom holds the charging port and a USB port. At the back, there are the speaker grille, a camera with flash, two SIM card slots, and two microSD card slots. The Nokia STP310 tablet ships with a 24 W power adapter.

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On the other hand, SPH310, which comes in a waterproof black body, has a front-facing speaker, detachable LTE antenna, and three physical navigation buttons. It has the PTT and POC keys and the power key on the left side, while there’s a USB Type-C 2.0 port and a media port on the right side. This one also features two-way volume buttons alongside the knob.

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Its other details are as follows:

  • Model: Nokia SPH310
  • Display: 4-inch, 1136 x 640 p
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • ROM: 64 GB
  • Rear Camera: 13 MP, LED flash
  • Front Camera: 5 MP
  • Processor: MediaTek Helio P23 (MTK6763, Octa-core)
  • Battery: 2500 mAh
  • OS: Android 8.1
  • Slots: Dual SIM cards, two microSD cards
  • Sensors: Distance sensor, Light sensor, Accelerometer sensor

Both of them operate on the Android 8.1 Go edition.

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The specifications are not fancy by any means, and no wonder these are not meant for the consumer market. Nokia seems to have more such devices as per its website, especially a 5G smartphone and another 4G smartphone SPH320-A, but those have not appeared on FCC yet.

Check the FCC listings here: Nokia STP310 tablet, Nokia SPH310 smartphone

Verizon has undefined listings of the two 4G Nokia rugged phones with possibly a placeholder price. Check them here: Nokia SPH310, Nokia SPH320-A