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Mysterious Motorola smartphone appears at the FCC

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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.


source: FCC

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posted on 17 Jul 2014, 03:07 2

1. Planterz (Posts: 752; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


That's a bigass phone. Without LTE, maybe this is a Moto G XL or something like that. Why would it bother visiting the FCC if it's not intended for US market?

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 03:17

3. WahyuWisnu (Posts: 1001; Member since: 29 May 2014)


Because in some part of the world they don't have the test department, and require US FCC certificate. Which is good. If all manufacture have to test in each country it would be a problem because if there were a minor different in each country it could lead in hundreds of sub-model.

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 03:31

7. Planterz (Posts: 752; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


Interesting. I guess that makes sense.

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 08:42

9. sgodsell (Posts: 1210; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


I wonder if it has anything to do with project Ara?

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 03:23

6. Nick_T (Posts: 145; Member since: 27 May 2011)


Actually, many phones that aren't meant to be sold in the US are tested at the FCC. I often come across models for Japan or Latin America.

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 10:27

11. needa (Posts: 77; Member since: 30 Jun 2014)


there is a part in the fcc documents that says the device uses frequencies that are not allowed in the united states. there is also a certification for compliance in canada. what i don't get... is if it gsm and hspa, how could it run on frequencies not allowed here (usa)? i thought they were standard across the board.

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 10:37

12. WahyuWisnu (Posts: 1001; Member since: 29 May 2014)


USA CDMA were 900 & 1800. Elsewhere 800 & 1900. The GSM is the otherway around, USA is 800 & 1900, elsewhere is 900 & 1800.
Therefore we have quad band GSM to address this issue (use the GSM 800 & 1900 elsewhere, and 900 & 1800 while in USA).

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 03:16

2. rakeshnandi (Posts: 6; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


according to the 1st picture, the screen size is 5.86(approx) which is huge in no. coming from motorola

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 03:19

4. WahyuWisnu (Posts: 1001; Member since: 29 May 2014)


In developing country, where the PC penetration is low, low/medium price BIG screen smartphone is in high demand. It would be the primary entertaiment/connecting-device for some user.

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 03:20

5. Nick_T (Posts: 145; Member since: 27 May 2011)


That's the size of the phone itself, not of the screen.

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 07:56

8. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6399; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Just hope its not a Verizon exclusive that's what matters

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 09:29

10. VZWuser76 (Posts: 1352; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


It runs on GSM, HSPA, and doesn't have LTE. I thinks it's a pretty safe bet it's not for Verizon.

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