Nokia Bandit could be the first true Nokia Phablet

Jordan O'Brien
August 19, 2013

Nokia may have already dipped its toes into the world of Phablets with the Nokia Lumia 625, but it wants to go even bigger — with rumours circling the web that the company is planning a 6-inch device codenamed Bandit.

According to sources speaking to The Verge, the 6-inch Nokia Bandit is currently in testing running the latest version of the Windows Phone operating system. The device is said to include a 1080p display as well as a Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core processor.

Windows Phone has currently been a bit slow to launch phones with 1080p screens, with the manufacturers reportedly having to wait until an update to the OS.

GDR3 should be the Windows Phone update that finally unlocks 1080p displays, but it will come with many other features on-board — including a rotation lock and a driving mode.

The Bandit won’t only have a 1080p screen to its name though, with it reported to feature a 20MP camera. The rear of the device will accommodate the large camera through a hump, much like what we see in the Lumia 925.

If the report is to be believed, then the Bandit could currently be in testing with AT&T with plans to launch the device by year’s end in the US.

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