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A new leak points to an impending successor for the low-cost Nokia 2.2

The Nokia 2.2. (Source: The Verge)
The Nokia 2.2. (Source: The Verge)
Some new leaks may be evidence that Nokia is preparing a smartphone called the 2.3 for release soon. It may have up to 3 variants, at least 1 of which could be single- and dual-SIM respectively. Not much else is known about this potential new device, besides its possible Bluetooth 5 status.

The Nokia 2.2 may have been welcomed by some budget-conscious consumers as it not only cost US$139 on launch, but also had the long-forsaken feature of a removable battery. Now, it seems there may be a second generation of this phone in the works.

This claim has been made by the blog NokiaPowerUser, which has posted an image of what may be a Russian-language database entry for such a phone with an appropriate product name, as well as the model number TA-1206.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has approved an HMD Global phone of the same number, as well as one called the TA-1214. These documents also refer to a third possible variant, the TA-1211. NokiaPowerUser now speculates that the 1206 and 1214 are dual- and single-SIM variants of the Nokia 2.3. The TA-1211's nature in this respect is less clear as it has yet to be certified.

Furthermore, Nokia's parent company also filed for a new Bluetooth Special Interest Group (Bluetooth SIG) certification on the same date as these new FCC listings (October 31, 2019), leading to conclusions that this document also pertains to the prospective 2.3. If so, it shows that the new device is a Bluetooth 5.0 device.

The leak that sparked this rumor also mentions colorways for the "Nokia 2.3". Should they prove accurate, it seems that the brand will channel both Microsoft and Apple with some of the trends it has chosen for this putative new budget device. They comprise of shades called Sand, Charcoal and Cyan Green.

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Deirdre O Donnell, 2019-11- 3 (Update: 2019-11- 4)
Deirdre O'Donnell
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