HMD Global has done an excellent job with the Nokia brand. After a full year, the manufacturer is collecting the fruits of the Finnish company’s revival in the mobile scenario. Although HMD already has produced a considerable amount of smartphones, just a few have a presence outside of China. But this is about to change.
According to reports, HMD has filed a certification for two devices at FCC, TA-1045 and TA-1016. The filing confirms that the two models are two distinct variations of the same smartphone. Additionally, the company mentioned that these handsets “do not support any non-US channels in all the operational mode(s),” which means that they are specially manufactured to support the networks of the US.
Apparently, enabling the non-US frequencies will not be an easy task. Well at least not for the average consumer, since we believe the HMD disabled them through their own proprietary software.
The FCC’s documents alone, are not enough to identify the smartphone that will hit the US, but at least the battery info can cut the list of candidates. The filing mentions that both models are powered by the same 3,000mAh battery, looking inside their smartphone’s portfolio, Just Nokia 7 and Nokia 6 (2018) sports such capacity.
Although the Nokia 7 is a compelling smartphone, we would bet on the Nokia 6 (2018). The recently released smartphone would be the perfect candidate to push forward, HMD plans, of expanding Nokia’s smartphones worldwide again.
There’s no way to hide the anxiety generated by Nokia possible arrival to the US. Was in the US, through the hands of Microsoft, that the Finnish company saw its end. So this would be the perfect and definitive comeback.