Last month, it was tipped that the HMD will be announcing a 3G variant of the Nokia 3310 (2017) feature phone. Earlier this year, the company unveiled the new Nokia 3310 with 2G support, which was a major downside.
Now, a new phone from the stable of HMD Global has been certified by the FCC (US Federal Communications Commission). Interestingly, this one appears to be a 3G phone carrying the model number TA-1036. From the recent reports, it looks like this one will be the 3G variant of the Nokia 3310 (2017).
The Nokia 3310 (2017) 2G variant that was launched at the MWC 2017 show floor in February has the model number TA-1030. Also, the length and width of the handset that has hit the FCC database lately appear to be identical to those of the 2G variant of the feature phone from HMD. Eventually, it makes us believe that the new one that hit the FCC listing could be the 3G variant of the device.
From the FCC certification database, it is revealed that the alleged 3G Nokia 3310 (2017) might support both 2G and 3G bands in the US. Also, there are speculations that the 3G variant of the feature phone from HMD could be announced along with the Nokia 8 flagship smartphone slated to be launched on August 16.
As mentioned above, HMD has already hinted that they are working on one such variant of their feature phone. However, the company did not reveal any further information regarding the handset in the making.