Nokia RM-875 and RM-877 pass through FCC

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US regulatory authority, the FCC, has published its standard test report details for two variants of an upcoming Nokia device (RM-875 and RM-877). The variants are likely US and Global variants of Nokia's upcoming imaging flagship device. The timing for FCC approval is about right, and the dimensions and aerial details tie in with the widely leaked pictures of the Nokia EOS.

In addition the test reports mention a camera grip accessory (PD-95G) and a Wireless Charging back cover (CC-3066). The inclusion of the latter indicates that, like the Nokia Lumia 925 and 720, the upcoming device will not have built in support for Qi wireless charging, but the feature can be added through an optional accessory.

The difference between the two devices is the cellular bands that they support. The Global variant (RM-875) includes support for LTE 845MHz, 900MHz, 1800MHz, 2100MHZ, and 2500MHz (bands 20, 8, 3, 1 and 7 respectively). The US variant (RM-877) includes support for LTE 700 MHz, 850MHz, 1900MHz, and 1700/2100MHZ (bands 17, 5, 2 and 4 respectively), which would suggest it is headed towards the AT&T network.

The RM-875 device has a similar aerial layout to the Nokia Lumia 920, although there's an additional aerial location labelled as "LTE7 MIMO" (possibly an addition to improve LTE Band VII performance). The main cellular antennae are at the bottom of the device, one for the high band frequencies, and one for the low frequencies, and are supplemented by the high and low band MIMO antennae on the left hand side of the device. The GPS antenna is on the top right of the device, and the Bluetooth/WiFi aerial is just down from the top right corner. 

The dimensions listed (130.35mm x 71.4mm) are also similar to the Lumia 920 (130.3 mm x 70.8mm), but a little bigger than the Lumia 925, which would tie in with leaked pictures of the Nokia "EOS" that show a Nokia Lumia 920 sized  device. 


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