It seams that Nokia is preparing really nice surprise for 2014. According to rumors that we were able to hear it seams that Nokia Lumia phablet might be in development. This device, if it comes to the market will probably offer 6 inch display and will be a direct competition to Samsung Galaxy Note 3.
The device, expected to carry the Lumia moniker, will of course be powered by Windows Phone 8 and is thought to be the Finnish company’s attempt at tapping into the popularity of handsets like the Galaxy Note 2 and its soon-to-be-launched successor, the Galaxy Note 3.
Details about the device are pretty scant at present although reports suggest it will feature a 6-inch display. This is isn’t the first report we’ve heard of a large-form Nokia handset and it could well be the first Windows Phone device to benefit from a Full HD 1080p display.
At present, Full HD resolution displays are not supported inside Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 platform but that will all change with the release of Windows Phone GDR3, which will add support for next-gen chipsets and Full HD display resolutions, amongst other things.
Based on the speculated launch schedule – late 2013, early 2014 – it’s entirely possible the Lumia Phablet will feature Qualcomm’s soon-to-hit-mass-market Snapdragon 800 chipset.
PureView camera technology is also a distinct possibility. Nokia needs to make some waves in the space, and nothing says ‘hello, boys!’ like a phablet handset with a 1080p display, ultra-high-end processor, and a 41-megapixel camera.
Nokia refuses to talk about unannounced handsets, so as always take this information with a liberal pinch of salt. Still, the idea of a Windows Phone phablet device, once GDR3 has been rolled out, does make a lot of sense.
What’s your take on this? Would you ditch the Galaxy Note 3 for a similarly specced Nokia Windows Phone 8 phablet?