Mysterious Motorola smartphone appears at the FCC

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



1. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 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?

3. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 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.

7. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Interesting. I guess that makes sense.

9. sgodsell

Posts: 7225; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

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

6. Nick_T

Posts: 184; Member since: May 27, 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.

11. needa

Posts: 205; Member since: Jun 30, 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.

12. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 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).

2. rakeshnandi

Posts: 6; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

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

4. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 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.

5. Nick_T

Posts: 184; Member since: May 27, 2011

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

8. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

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

10. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 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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