Mysterious Motorola handheld visits FCC, could it be an LTE-enabled Moto G?

Puzzle fans, Sherlock Holmes wannabes, and Agatha Christie aficionados, listen up, as we have a riddle just for you. What cryptic Motorola device passed FCC’s certification on February 12, complete with 850/1700/1900 MHz WCDMA support and LTE connectivity on bands 2, 4, 5 and 17?


For the record, that makes the phone a prime candidate for T-Mobile and AT&T commercial launches. Sounds intriguing enough? No? Then how about this for a clue: the thing’s battery code is SNN5932A, used to our knowledge so far only on the Moto G.

Oh, now we’ve piqued your curiosity? Good, though I’m afraid FCC’s approval documents reveal little else on the gizmo. You know, except for predictable Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GSM, GPRS/EDGE, and Bluetooth 4.0 support.

As for the handset’s FCC ID, we’d probably need a master decoder to help make some sense. IHDT56PG1? Sorry, but it sounds like something the army uses in wartime to communicate without the enemy tracking them down.

Bottom line, evidence is thin, circumstantial, far-fetched almost, yet the signs (indirectly) point to Motorola working on a 4G LTE-enabled Moto G. Besides, even if we rule out the battery code proof as inconclusive, what else could there be on the horizon for Lenovo’s future subsidiary?

A second-gen Moto G? Too soon. Some sort of Droid refresh? That family is dead, and Lenovorola knows it. Meanwhile, the only thing that could make the stunning G even harder to refuse would indeed be an LTE radio.

Can you picture it? Spacious 4.5-inch 720p display, zippy quad-core Snapdragon 400 chip, 1 GB RAM, comfy 2,070 mAh battery, silky smooth, vanilla Android 4.4 KitKat, and LTE. Let’s just hope Motorola doesn’t put a premium on the added connectivity option. I mean, sure, they’ll up the pricing ante, but please Moto, keep it modest. Say, a $30 bump? $50, tops.

Via [Reddit], [FCC]