Nokia’s mid-range phablet, the Nokia Lumia 1320, has just passed through the FCC.
The handset with its 6 inch screen will be hitting the market somewhat later than the Nokia Lumia 1520, and features somewhat downgraded specs, but retains the massive-sized screen, though in a 720p rather than 1080p version, and a dual-core rather than quadcore processor, and will presumably be a lot cheaper.
The version passing through the FCC features the 3,7 and 20 LTE bands, none of which are used in USA, and also lacks AWS support, indicating it is heading to Europe and elsewhere instead, where it will be competing with other increasingly highly specced cheaper handsets.
According to Nokia’s official announcements the Nokia Lumia 1320 will be available in a choice of orange, yellow, black, or white, and is planned to be available first in China and Vietnam in early 2014, followed by other Asian markets, India and European markets. It carries an estimated price of USD 339 before local taxes and subsidies.
See the full specs of the handset here.
See the entry at the FCC here.
Unfortunately the full documentation for both devices are not available yet, so it is not clear what the differences between the frequency coverage of the devices are or where they are heading, but it is likely one is an international and the other a US version of the 6 inch handset.
The few diagrams published did not reveal much, except to show the handset will have its SIM card slot and memory card slot at the side of the device, also shown in this leaked picture below:
The handset is expected to be formally unveiled on the 22 October, which is now a mere 3 weeks away. Will many of our readers be picking one up? Let us know below.
Engadget reports that the Samsung SGH-i187 has passed though the FCC with AT&T-compatible GSM, HSDPA and LTE frequencies enabled.
The handset appears to be a Windows Phone, according GFXBench, running on the quite powerful Dual-core Snapdragon 400 processor, and with a 720P screen.
As quad-core 1080P Windows Phones start arriving the specs marks the device as a more mid-range handset, which will hopefully be appropriately competitively priced.
See the FCC documentation here.
So far all indications are that Bluetooth Low Energy support in Windows Phone was only due to Nokia’s hard work, not Microsoft’s.
Not is seems another OEM is putting in the effort, as, according to FCC documentation, the Samsung ATIV S Neo, heading to the FCC, is also equipped with the technology.
Of course I suspect Samsung will not be doing all the work of providing accessories and apps to make the technology useful, but maybe those ATIV S users can take advantage of Nokia’s BLE gadgets also.
Engadget reports that Nokia’s RM-875 has just passes though the FCC. The handset appears to be near identical to the RM-877, which is believed to be the EOS for AT&T, and could be the international version of the handset.
The main difference between the two devices is that RM-875 drops the RM-877’s 1,700MHz HSPA+ data and switches the LTE to the 850MHz, 1,800MHz, 2,100MHz and 2,500MHz frequencies.
Hopefully this means an international version of the handset will hit the market around the same time as the AT&T version, which of course would be great news.
Engadget has spotted a CDMA HTC Windows Phone passing through the FCC with Sprint LTE bands.
The handset is almost 100% sure to be the HTC Tiara, a mid-range Windows Phone 8 handset which is rumoured to be coming to Sprint in Late June or Early July.
The handset will be coming with the next GDR2 version of Windows Phone, which offers some minor improvements, but unfortunately not as much as on a Nokia handset.
According to the FCC the handset (code name PO88100) has NFC, BT 4.0 and WiFi a/b/g/n.
Other specs leaked earlier indicate a 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor, 4.3-inch Super LCD2 display (WVGA resolution), 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, 1800mAh battery and an 8-megapixel rear camera (1.6-megapixel front).
Besides the usual the handset is equipped with NFC, which raises hope that it will be more than a low-end model (the HTC 8S does not have NFC).
Despite that the handset is still pretty small, at 5.5 cm wide and 10.9 cm tall (the HTC 8X is 13.2 cm tall and 6.6 cm wide) suggesting a rather small device.
How would our readers feel about a really small, high end phone? Let us know below.
Update: As our commenters pointed out, the diagram does not in fact, despite appearances, reveal the dimensions of the handset, but only that it is in fact bigger that 5.5 cm, and will probably be a normal size Windows Phone
The FCC has posted the certification documentation for the Nokia Lumia 900 on AT&T, usually a good sign that the handset will hit the market shortly.
The documents include a number of pictures of the device disassembled, including one showing the massive 1830 mAh battery. More interesting and useful however is the one above, showing the location of the various antennae on the handset, showing where to hold it so one would not â€œhold it wrongâ€
The FCC documentation also includes the manual, which does not spill any secrets, but I am sure anyone waiting in great anticipation to purchase the device would be happy to peruse the paperwork.
See the FCC documentation here.
Its not exactly clear if it means anything, but the Nokia Lumia 800 has passes through the FCC with AT&T 3G bands.
There are no AWS bands, so we certainly know the handset is not heading to T-Mobile USA, but as far as we know AT&T is expecting a somewhat more powerful device with LTE, which this handset certainly is not.
Either way, a lot should become clearer in a few weeks at CES.
While we saw denials that the appearance of the Nokia Lumia 710 on Nokia USâ€™s website meant the device was heading west, the appearance of the handset on the FCC with T-Mobile 1700 AWS bands is less easy to explain away.
The device is identified by the "QMNRM-809" FCC ID, the same code used by Nokia at Nokia’s Declaration of Conforimity in Europe for the Lumia 710.
So while T-Mobile USA may be mourning the loss of the iPhone, it seems they will soon have a consolation prize from Finland however.
The Samsung SGH-i937, likely to be better known as the Samsung Focus S, has just marched through the FCC, no doubt heading to many eager hands in the next month or two. The FCC submission did not reveal much, except interestingly confirming my calculation, that the handset was 126 mm (I said 125) high and 67 mm wide (which was spot on). Maths does work after all!
That would make this mock-up as a size comparison to the current Samsung Focus pretty accurate, and reveals the device as thinner, somewhat wider but about as tall as the current handset, of course with an appreciably bigger, better screen, faster processor, hopefully better camera and of course a video calling camera also. And if the rumours are true we may see this attractive device on the other side of the pond also.
The FCC approval can be seen here.
Thanks to our anonymous tipster.
The Samsung Omnia 7 is one of the most attractive Windows Phone 7 handsets, and so far could be found mainly in Europe.
Now a dual mode GSM/CDMA version of the handset, the SGH-i708, has just passed though the FCC sporting a front facing camera.
The handset sports an extra button on the left of unknown purpose, and has a 2000 mAh battery, but otherwise seems to be the same Samsung Omnia 7 we know and love.
The handset may be coming to Verizon or Sprint, where I suspect it would have done well earlier in the year. However, despite the handset never being available in USA, we are in a global village, and I believe most potential Windows Phone 7 users will know it is an old design, which rather suggests either laziness on Samsungâ€™s side or a massive delay.
Would our CDMA-using readers still buy the handset? Let us know below.
Read more at Phone Arena here.
We have seen many pictures of new LG devices that will run Windows Phone 7. This article is about the LG C900, a Windows Phone 7 device that has a decent look and a slide out keyboard.
The device just made its way through the FCCâ€™s research and inspection center, and it seems itâ€™s on its way straight to AT&Tâ€™s nationwide stores. This is great to know since we have been seeing many rumors, and this is one of the first to actually come true (sadly).