A mysterious new Sony smartphone has recently been spotted cropping up at the FCC. Currently listed at the FCC under FCC ID PY7-66475M, almost nothing at all is known about the device since the listing didn't even provide a model number - let alone any images or specifications. The only diagrams available for the device simply show rectangular boxes and that FCC identification number, with no other information given. External photos are currently listed as temporarily confidential, with those being marked to be available on November 6, 2017. Meanwhile, the device itself appears to have been certified by the FCC on May 10 of this year.
That total lack of information leaves the range of speculative guesses completely wide open. Despite that, however, at least a few bits of technological knowledge can be gleaned from the application the tech giant submitted to the FCC. On that application, the as-yet-unannounced smartphone is listed as "GSM/WCDMA/LTE Phone with BT, DTS/UNII a/b/g/n/as, GPS & NFC." So whatever this device turns out to be, it looks as though the handset may come with compatibility for most major carriers and support the range of available Wi-Fi connection types. It bears mentioning though that without an announcement from Sony or at least a better set of specifications listed by the FCC, it remains to be seen whether or not there will be any carrier exclusivity. Another unknown is whether or not this will support 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz Wi-Fi bands, or both. The mystery device is also listed as sporting an NFC-enabled chipset, which is something most generally found in mid-range to high-end smartphones - though it can be found in a few more budget-friendly ones as well. If FCC ID PY7-66475M one of the recently leaked Sony Xperia X-series devices, that would make some sense - especially since the best current guess is that those are expected to be revealed in September. However, there really is no way of knowing.
In any case, now that Sony's latest creation has been certified, it should be revealed soon enough, The information that's available about the FCC listing really isn't much and certainly doesn't get us any closer to guessing what, exactly, the company has planned for the handset or what it is.