Nokia Building 6-Inch Windows Phone


Nokia is reportedly entering the phablet market, with a 6-inch Windows Phone device codenamed “Bandit.”

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The handset comes with a 1080p display and a Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core processor, according to The Verge, which reported that this would be the first of many future 1080p Windows Phone devices.

A bigger screen means new dimensions for the Windows Phone platform, which is under construction, The Verge said, making way for changes like another Live Tiles column to take advantage of the extra real estate.

The phone is currently being tested by AT&T and expected for launch later this year, The Verge said. Bandit will come with a rear camera with at least 20 megapixels, housed under a slight hump at the bottom of the handset — similar to the Lumia 925.

Meanwhile, Nokia is expected to offer the Lumia 925 on more U.S. carriers, The Verge said. It’s currently only available on T-Mobile.

Nokia did not immediately respond to PCMag’s request for comment.

The Finnish company isn’t the only one playing with big-kid toys, though. Samsung today revealed that its massive 6.3-inch phablet is coming on Friday to the U.S. via AT&T, Sprint, and U.S. Cellular. Sony, meanwhile, recently one-upped Samsung with its new 6.4-inch Xperia X Ultra smartphone.

For more, see PCMag’s review of Windows Phone 8, and check out the Galaxy Mega and six other massive phones in the slideshow above.