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Nokia RM-875 visits the FCC, proof of an international Lumia EOS

Nokia RM-875 FCC

We’re only three weeks away from Nokia’s Zoom Reinvented event in New York City. It takes place July 11 and it’s there we suspect the Fins to take the wraps off of the Nokia Lumia “EOS”. Over the past few weeks we’ve seen the upcoming device in a variety of different states – smartphone housing, full images of the device, FCC filings and more. When it comes to the FCC filing the device was going under the name Nokia RM-877. Now there’s another device hanging out with the FCC – the Nokia RM-875.

A few weeks back when we first saw RM-877 we just knew it had to be the upcoming EOS because it had dimensions that were nearly identical to the Lumia 920, but ever so slightly larger. And as you know, we’ve seen some images comparing the two devices side-by-side and the EOS does look a hair larger in both height and width.

So what is RM-875 that just visited the FCC? It looks to be an international variant of the EOS. The specs and schematics between RM-875 and RM-877 are identical except for a few things. RM-875 has support for LTE in the 850MHz, 1800MHz, 2100MHz, and 2500MHz frequencies. Stuff you’re more likely to see internationally than on AT&T.

That means the EOS should be available to a number of our friends around the globe.  An "Elvis" world tour perhaps...?

So, who is planning on picking one up?

Source: FCC, Via: Engadget

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Musicman247 says:

Ho-ly frak. What the heck, T-mobile!?

I'm crossing my fingers!

Musicman247 says:

I was referring to the 925 still not clearing the FCC.

RaRa85 says:

Seriously though I feel you man. If the 925 isn't at least confirmed or launched by the July 11th reveal Nokia can kiss my HTC Titan.lol I'll pass for something else or give in to the dark side that is Android and the HTC One. I really want to know more about this GDR2(or something) update before I go anywhere though. My Titan still works fine.

sickleykey says:

I am planning to buy one for my wife. This will also be a replacement for my pocket digital camera. Life is good with one less device.

Me too so she can take better pictures of me :)

aitt says:

Hmmm first 877 and now 875

flowkidd says:

I have sold all phones in my cache for this.  Lumia 920, Galaxy S3, Optimus L9 and my iPhone 5 are gone or about to be.  Rocking the T-mobile 8X and I can say it has way better batery than the 920, hopefully they get smart and add a way to turn off LTE.

Sam Sabri says:

Can't you limit your fastest cellular connection in settings? Does that turn off LTE?

flowkidd says:

The T-mobile 8X has a setting to limit the fastest connection but the 920 does not.
WIth the 8X for T-mobile is not even an issue cause it doesn't have LTE anyway.
I also hope that they add more setting options for APN and MMS settings, like android include the ports and stuff.

Credo93 says:

I can set my Lumia 920 to 2G, 3G and 4G, but mine is international....
 
Greetzz.

flowkidd says:

I noticed T-Mobile devices have this setting but ATT ones dont, thanks.

Sam Sabri says:

Bummer! My Lumia 920 is from //Build and i can limit the fastest connection. 

flowkidd says:

Good to know ATT is playing hardball, since im buying this outright will get the international version. Thanks.

John20212 says:

ATT are just a bunch of a-holes, I don't get why OEMs allow their hardware to be limited in features by the idiot operators.
 

Fndlumia says:

What??? Of course you can turn it off, setting-cellular or mobile network- turn 4g to 3g. Some ppl?

poddie says:

Again, you can NOT turn off 4g on the AT&T 920. Some people indeed.

Fndlumia says:

Ok I don't have an att, so you can't turn off mobile data? can u not use WiFi either? Why don't you unlock it? And what's the problem is it battery life? I pretty much never have data on as I always use WiFi can u do that on the att 920? Kinda sounds like a shit money grab from att

poddie says:

You can turn off mobile data.  You cannot set it to 3G only though.  You can use wi-fi just fine.  I don't think unlocking it would matter... it's still the AT&T firmware.  I don't know why flowkidd wants to turn off 4G... maybe the 4G signal in his area is very weak and it uses the battery searching for the signal?  I know there was an issue with the firmware before last that caused 4G to be pretty unreliable until the next update.  That was when we were all really missing the ability to turn off 4G and just drop back to 3G.  But they released a new firmware that fixed that.
 
The 3G setting is also not present on the AT&T 820.  I don't know why AT&T removes this setting... I think I heard somewhere that they are trying to shift users onto the 4G network to relieve congestion on the 3G spectrum?  Not sure though...

Fndlumia says:

Interesting, thanks for the reply. I wish carriers would leave the phones firmware alone, pisses me off just seeing there logo when I boot up. Glad that Telstra has left their mitt's off my 920s settings. Shame on you AT&T

poddie says:

I remember when Sprint used to routinely modify Windows Mobile to not show call duration in the call log.  Same phones on other carriers would show it, Sprint would specifically remove it.  As an hourly biiller it would really piss me off.
 
Irony is now that WP doesn't even offer this feature... so I am no longer on Sprint but I am STILL annoyed.  :)

John20212 says:

Its time for OEMs to stand up to the damn carriers or for consumers to start complaining in mass, the problem is most of these complaints come only from the few tech savy people, the other sheep don't even notice anything is wrong or missing, they just blindly tolerate the carrier tyrany.

Fndlumia says:

Wise words John, I agree completely

brandoshido says:

So does that mean this version will be compatible with us tmobile?

Musicman247 says:

The AT&T version is pentaband, so it would work on TMO if you can get it unlocked.

MDak280 says:

Unlocking is the problem. AT&T probably won't let you unlock it for 6 months just like the 900&920.

swimdng says:

Can someone help explain what it means to have an unlocked ATT pentaband Lumia 920?  Can I take it anywhere in the world (mainly Asia and on US T-mobile), and it will work both voice and data (2G, 3G, or?) if I get a local sim card?  Just got my 920 unlocked recently.
Thanks.

gibbage says:

I have no faith in Tmobile. Almost switched for Att for the 920, but will for this.

MrGoodSmith says:

Unlocked penta-band RM-877 for me please, thank you

meathead88 says:

Would this work on Verizon?

kwambe5 says:

No. Verizon is CDMA

maevinj says:

Probably not. I wish Vzw would carry this though!.

jlynnm350z says:

41 mega-pixel nothing, I'm holding out for 42.

DJCBS says:

Wait...were did you get the idea that the EOS would be USA-only? I know Americans are a bit egocentrical but comme on Sam...we all knew the EOS would never be USA-only lol =P

Anyway, what this seems to be proof of is that, this time, North Americans won't be subject to carrier-exclusivity on the phone. Let us not forget that the FCC has zero power outside the US and that the rest of the world doesn't give a rats arse to what FCC says (even the USA should sometimes ignore them...just sayin' lol) so if they got a device for "approval" that may indicate that it will be possible for Americans to have the EOS without having to get on a contract with AT&T because only phones that are to be sold in the USA need FCC's approval. And to me, that's great since I'm completely against carrier-exclusive phones.
 
That said, I won't be getting this. Sure 41MP is nice but I already have a L920, I don't like EOS's design at all and its even bigger than the L920 which is already too big for my taste. So I'll give this a miss.

Sam Sabri says:

No where. Of course it would be international, it's just nice to see it pop up on the radar. 

Dre325 says:

I think I'm in for one. Should line up with contract expiration, or close enough for me anyway.

Robert Teir says:

Elvis will definitely rock my world.

I've "seen" this 875 on Outsider, in India,

Elvis7 says:

Went through 5 lumia 920s before canceling my contract with rogers and getting a refund. Hopefully the eos is problem free. Is crash. Hangs. Turns off. Doesn't turn on. . battery drain . etc

tanoop says:

I'm picking one up for sure..

scaramanga89 says:

"we suspect the Fins to take the wraps off of the Nokia"
 
Do you mean Finns?

radde says:

I never brought my phones carrier locked and defaced by a carriers logo. So I happy to read that it might be available as an unlocked, unbranded device. Though I'm not sure if I will buy a new phone after less than a year and I'm more than satisfied with my l920.

Tough choice, since I really like the idea of having the amazing zoom in capabilities the EOS will certainly have. Maybe I can hand my l920 over to a family member or friend. :)

John20212 says:

You are lucky if you have enough cash to go for an unbranded unlocked phone every few months, many others don't have that luxury.
 
 

swimdng says:

@radde. I'm in the same boat as radde. Really enjoy my L920, but really want an unlocked EOS.
What is the best avenue to get an unlocked EOS?

ct_gabriel says:

I will get one for sure... I was waiting for this 41 mp for so long...

mads333 says:

Nokia Denmark has also send out invitations for the event.