The Windows Phone 8 platform is definitely in need of a larger variant, with partners still sticking below the 5-inch threshold. Nokia is set to blast through the threshold with the new Windows Phone 8 phablet, codenamed Nokia “Bandit”, it will have a 6-inch screen.
This sort of hyper-large smartphone has only been seen on three different Android devices, the Xperia Z Ultra, the Huawei Ascend Mate and the Galaxy Mega. The HTC One Max is set to come with a 6-inch display and ZTE looks set to bring out a super-large smartphone soon.
The sources that revealed this information say this will be the first device to have a quad-core processor, Nokia has opted for the Snapdragon 800. Nokia Bandit will also have the first 1080p display on Windows Phone 8, with Microsoft optimising the OS for this new display resolution.
In every essence the Nokia Bandit will be a top of the line device, taking the Windows Phone platform higher and larger than ever before. The phablet will be thin and light, with a polycarbonate back in multiple colours. It may come alongside the Nokia Windows RT tablet at an event Nokia should be hosting sometime in the coming months.
Even though a 6-inch Nokia Windows Phone 8 device may be a long stretch, especially with the reported specs still not available on the platform yet, with new leaks and rumours spilling out the woodwork, it seems inevitable this is true in some way.
AT&T is said to be testing this smartphone out currently on its wireless network, like many Windows Phone’s developed by Nokia, we may see the Bandit phablet come exclusively on AT&T. The US carriers seems the only one bothered about the expansion of Windows Phone 8, with Verizon Wireless and Sprint almost dormant in the Windows Phone world.