Hmd Global, the Finnish company which now owns the nokia brand, has reportedly canceled one of the editions of its Nokia 9 smartphone. The rumors of HMD Global canceling one of the versions of its Nokia 9 smartphone surfaced online after the OEM requested for a change in model number of a Nokia 9 handset from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

The Nokia 9 received certification from the FCC a week back under the model number TA-1004. However, in the latest FCC filing, the company has requested the U.S. regulatory body to change the model number of the device from TA-1004 to TA-1012.

6 GB model to replace 4 GB variant?

Last week it was reported that the HMD’s upcoming flagship Nokia 9 received approval from the FCC. Although not much was revealed by the FCC filing, it suggested that the Nokia-branded smartphone would boast a 5.3-inch display and came with dual-SIM support. The latest FCC filling by HMD Global not only seeks a model number change, but also notes that apart from this alteration there is no other difference factor between the TA-1004 and the TA-1012 with regards to design, device, or circuitry.

Coincidently, the request for the change in model number comes after the 6GB variant of the rumoured Nokia 9 was spotted on the benchmarking site Geekbench a few days ago. Speculations are now rife that the handset may come in 6GB of RAM and 8GB of RAM variants.

It is expected that the company will shelve the 4GB of RAM option.

Although the request letter to the FCC noted the change in model number was taking place due to the cancelation of one of the rumoured Nokia 9 models, the news should be treated with a grain of salt.

Nokia 9 rumored features and specs

The hotly-anticipated Nokia 9 is expected to debut in Q3 2017.

Speculations are also rife that the handset will be powered by Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 835 SoC and may sport 13-megapixel dual-rear camera setup. Rumors are also abuzz that it could be the first smartphone from the company to come with the Nokia OZO 3D audio technology.

HMD Global has already confirmed that the upcoming smartphone get updated to Android Oreo or Android O, and will also get updated to the succeeding OS dubbed Android P.

The impending is expected to come pre-installed with Android 7.1.1 Nougat. The smartphone will target premium buyers and is anticipated to release in the United States. It remains to be seen if the company will indeed cancel the 4GB variant.

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