It was only a few days ago we saw our first look at what could be the next high-end Windows Phone device on Verizon Wireless in the United States. The image came from a leaker on Weibo, a Chinese microblogging website (think Twitter). Now a Windows Phone device destined for Verizon passes through the FCC. Is it the same 1520 variant we saw a few days ago or different device? Let’s find out.
It was Friday when we saw what appears to be a variant of the Lumia 1520, but destined for Verizon. The device was sporting a white casing, in addition to Verizon and Nokia branding. The source of the leak stated the device would come with a 20MP sensor (just like the Lumia 1520) and that this was a really big Windows Phone device.
Earlier this summer we saw some new devices on Ad Duplex, four from Nokia and One from Samsung. From Nokia we saw RM-927, RM-937, RM-940, RM-955 and Samsung gave us the SGH-i187.
Nokia RM-927 is the device making its way through the FCC at the moment. The FCC filing is useful at helping fill in gaps with all these devices. The Ad Duplex report from the summer stated that RM-927 was running on Verizon, which the FCC filing confirmed by indicating support for all the frequencies Verizon uses (including 4G LTE).
It also revealed the dimensions of the device as 137x71x9 mm (the 9mm is an approximation). That would put RM-927 at nearly the same dimensions as the Lumia 625 (133.25x72.25x9.15 mm), but not anywhere near as large as a phablet like the Samsung Galaxy Note III, which comes in at 151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3 mm. The takeaway? RM-927 isn’t a phablet.
While we’re in on displays, the Ad Duplex data noted that RM-927 had a scale factor of 150. That scale factor has so far only been found on Windows Phone devices with WXGA displays, which means RM-927 might have a 1280 x 720 resolution display and not anything near 1080p.
Other tidbits picked up in the FCC filing about RM-927? You’ve got 4G LTE, NFC, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 4.0. What’s interesting is that this is the first time we’ve seen 802.11ac in a Windows Phone device, something that could be enabled by GDR3.
We’ll dig around and try and find out more about RM-927 for you folks.
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