Nokia to launch 6-inch Nokia Bandit phablet

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Rumours that Nokia is planning a phablet continue to pop up regularly. We’ve already seen an image of a Nokia-branded front display panel with very thin bezels. Now comes word that the 6-inch device in question, codenamed the Nokia Bandit, is already undergoing testing with AT&T in anticipation of a launch later this year.

Additional details about the Nokia Bandit are also starting to emerge. Running the latest version of Windows Phone, it will come with a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and a 1080p display. It will also sport a 20MP rear camera (or perhaps higher) and a polycarbonate body with a slight bump for the camera (much like on the Nokia Lumia 925).

The Nokia Bandit will run Windows Phone 8 GDR3. This latest version is expected to add a number of new features including support for 1080p displays and multi-core processors, an additional column of Live Tiles on the Start screen, a rotation lock, a Driving Mode option and more.

The report adds that the Nokia Bandit phablet will not be the only 1080p Windows Phone device to launch this year. It promises only to be “the first of many.”

The Verge also reports that the Nokia Lumia 925 will launch with additional carriers in the U.S. in the near future.

Source : The Verge