Mysterious Motorola smartphone appears at the FCC
Another day, another mysterious smartphone pops up at the FCC. What we are dealing with is a Motorola handset bearing the enigmatic model name 4027. It operates on GSM and HSPA frequencies, as confirmed by the papers, and all of the typical smartphone connectivity features are on board – Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, and GPS. LTE support, however, isn't being mentioned anywhere in the documents. Therefore, the phone is most likely made for markets other than the US.
Further inspection of the FCC filing reveals that the Motorola 4027 is 2.8 inches (71 mm) wide and 5.58 inches (141.7 mm) tall. Its physical diagonal size is 5.87 inches (149 mm). Having these figures in mind, it is safe to assume that the phone sports a screen that is at least 5 inches in diagonal. Also, it is stated that the device's battery is user-removable, so we're looking at a phone with a detachable back cover. Looking at the way its firmware version is being labeled, we'd say that the handset is most likely powered by Android.
That's about all that the FCC papers have to tell us about the Motorola 4027, and it isn't a whole lot, when you look at it. Still, we can speculate that the smartphone isn't the rumored MOTO X+1 as it lacks LTE connectivity. Whatever it is, we hope to learn more in the near future, and we'll pass it along as soon as we do.