By Stephen Schenck | March 23, 2012 12:56 PM
A new HTC device just saw its certification documents published by the FCC. The paperwork makes it clear that it’s a smartphone, but offers us precious little insight into the phone’s true identity. Just what HTC handset might we be looking at here?
The model in question is the HTC PK76110. That number doesn’t look like it’s been tied to any known upcoming HTC phone; the only real hits on it trace back to a WiFi Alliance certification from last month.
Delving into the FCC docs, we get a basic look at the phone’s dimensions from its antenna layout schematic. As for frequency support, the figures here show HSPA+ on the 850 and 1900MHz bands used by AT&T in the US, but we could just as easily be looking at a phone destined for Canada on the same bands.
Now we’re left to consider what HTC phone we’re expecting in the near future that wouldn’t reveal any LTE connectivity in their FCC paperwork. There are a couple candidates that make sense, like a few of the phones in HTC’s new One-series of Androids. While we’re expecting the One S to come to T-Mobile and the One V to Virgin Mobile in the States, neither of which would conform to the band usage we see in today’s publication, we could well be looking at an international HSPA+ version of either. Except, the One S for T-Mobile has already been by the FCC when showing off its AWS band, and that model also supported these two AT&T bands, so maybe there’s not a separate international version. Maybe this is the One V, then? At least, that’s the best theory we have going at the moment. Any other guesses?