Nokia is moving closer to the launch its Lumia 900 smartphone in China, after the State Radio Regulation Committee (SRRC) cleared the device for use in the country, as reports suggest the device could go on sale in June.

The Lumia 900 was approved for use on domestic GSM and WCDMA networks on April 18, in accordance with Ministry of Information Industry, which is set to issue a network license for the device, providing Nokia with the necessary clearance to list and sell the handset in China.

According to Chinese news portal Sina Tech, the device will first launch in the Phillippines on May 18, with sales set to begin in China in June.

Screen Shot 2012 05 15 at 09.12.16 520x69 Nokia Lumia 900 gains regulatory radio clearance in China, tipped for June release

Nokia launched the Lumia 900 in the US with AT&T at the start of April, seeing steady sales across its North American channels.

The Finnish company has since rolled out the device in the UK, hoping to pick up on the 2 million+ Lumia smartphone sales it has enjoyed to date.