Last month, an unannounced HMD Global smartphone bearing model number TA-1157 was spotted on the FCC website. The device has now been certified by the Wi-Fi Alliance, suggesting it may debut at the company’s Mobile World Congress press conference in Barcelona this Sunday. While the identity of the smartphone has not been confirmed, it is being speculated that it could be the Nokia 3.2, successor to the Nokia 3.1 from last year.
Nokia 3.2 Expected to Launch at MWC 2019
The Nokia TA-1157 Wi-Fi certification reveals the smartphone will support Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and run on the Android 9.0 Pie operating system out of the box. As confirmed by the smartphone’s FCC certification last month, the Nokia TA-1157 will be an Android One device. The FCC certification had also revealed the smartphone will come with Bluetooth 4.2 Low Energy support, dual rear cameras, and pack a 3000mAh capacity battery. The rest of the smartphone’s key features are yet to be revealed.
As mentioned earlier, the Nokia 3.2 will succeed the Nokia 3.1, which was released in May last year. We can expect the Nokia 3.2 to be a decent upgrade over the Nokia 3.1 in most areas. The Nokia 3.1 sports a 5.2-inch IPS LCD display with 720 x 1440 HD+ resolution and an 18:9 aspect ratio. It runs on a MediaTek MT6750 28nm octa-core processor clocked at up to 1.5 GHz with a Mali-T860 MP2 GPU. The smartphone comes in two memory configurations: 2GB RAM + 16GB storage and 3GB RAM + 32GB storage. Like most of its rivals, the Nokia 3.1 includes a microSD card slot for further expansion up to 256GB. At the rear, the smartphone has a single 13MP camera with an f/2.0 aperture. The smartphone has an 8MP camera on the front for selfies, clubbed with an f/2.0 aperture. Keeping the lights on is a 2990mAh capacity non-removable battery. Apart from upgraded hardware specifications, the Nokia 3.2 is likely to feature a revamped design as well.