It looks like T-Mobile USA is condemned not to receive any high-end Windows Phone 8 devices. Nokia Lumia 920 and Samsung ATIV S are the best that money can buy and they’re still not available at the US-based carrier.
However, that doesn’t mean the Magenta carrier will not receive other Windows Phone 8 devices, on the contrary.
The folks over at TmoNews have recently learned that an unannounced Nokia Flame will make its debut at T-Mobile sometime in April.
Unfortunately, this is not the top tier smartphone that all T-Mobile customers have been waiting for, but a mere affordable Windows Phone 8 device that strongly resembles the Lumia 620 when it comes to hardware.
Rumor has it that Nokia Flame sports a 4-inch capacitive touchscreen display and a 1GHz dual-core processor inside. In addition, the smartphone packs only 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal memory which can be further expanded up to 32GB via microSD memory card.
On the back, the handset is said to feature a 5-megapixel camera with autofocus, LED flash and video recording. We’re not sure whether or not Nokia Flame will also come with secondary front-facing camera for video calls.
The good news is that Nokia Flame is a 4G device, which means that T-Mobile might add it to its Monthly4G portfolio, though we don’t have any confirmation on this one yet.
Nokia Flame surfaced for the first time about five months ago, courtesy of the guys over at The Verge. According to them, the smartphone will target the same market as Lumia 610 and 710 and is expected to hit shelves in Q1.
With the new confirmation coming from TmoNews, we now know that the Nokia Flame will arrive at T-Mobile USA in April for a price that is likely to leak in the next few weeks. Stay tuned for more info on the matter.