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Incoming! A new Motorola phone lands at the FCC, we hope it's the 'Kinzie'

Things are looking good for a new Motorola device that's been submitted for FCC approval. Now it's just a matter of time before we hear the official word.

The Nexus 6 is currently Motorola's most powerful smartphone. Juan Garzón/CNET

Motorola is prepping a new smartphone; documents submitted to the FCC tell us so.

First reported by Droid Life, there are few actual specifications to be gleaned by the regulatory listing. But we do know that it should have a screen that measures roughly 5.5 inches, because overall dimensions are listed at 153mm by 75.3mm. The current Moto X , for the sake of comparison, is 140.8mm by 72.44mm, while the Nexus 6 sizes up at 159.3mm by 83mm.

There might also be a microSD expansion card slot and support for Quick Charge 2.0 technology, but we wont' know for sure until Motorola officially recognizes the phone. Nevertheless, the documents still send our minds racing.

That's because this FCC filing lines up nicely with another recently rumored Motorola device, the so-called "Kinzie," a phone that could be a high-end Droid brand headed to Verizon.

Specifications linked to a benchmark test that were reported on in June point to the Kinzie phone as a 5.5-inch device with a 2560x1,440-pixel display, and a 1.9GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor with 3GBM. The Kinzie could also carry a 20-megapixel rear camera with a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, and 32GB of internal storage.

Now, even if this FCC phone isn't the Verizon "Kinzie," it could still be a variant intended for other carriers. Speaking of which, let's talk about the supported network bands found in the FCC filing.

It appears, at least on the surface, that this Motorola phone offers support for AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint LTE networks.

This could mean a few things, like that it could sell across carriers. Some enthusiastic fans have volunteered that support for the other carriers mean this future Motorola would be a prime candidate for Google's Project Fi, a gutsy wireless service that's compatible with T-Mobile and Sprint. Still, that wouldn't entirely explain why the phone also supports AT&T.

A more likely scenario is that, once service providers get their respective hands on the phone, they lock it down to work only with their networks.

Motorola didn't respond to a request for comment.

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