Nokia will reportedly release a 6-inch phablet, dubbed Bandit, that promises to be the company’s biggest (literally and figuratively) flagship yet. The display will allegedly be one of the first 1080p Windows Phone devices to hit the market—sources say it could also hit with a Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core processor and a camera sensor that’s “at least” 20-megapixels. It sounds like something Nokia has been carefully planning for some time.
According to sources, the device will sport Nokia’s familiar polycarbonate build, with a focus on lightness and thinness. The hold up was on Microsoft’s end, which is slated to release a Windows Phone update, known as GDR3, in mid-September, right on time for Nokia’s Bandit announcement. Samsung and HTC are both planning to release big phablet devices over the fall period, while Apple is expected to unveil the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C. With that said, Nokia will need all the firepower it can get.
In addition to the Bandit handset, sources told The Verge that Nokia will also launch the Lumia 925 on additional U.S. carriers soon in order to reach a wider consumer base. Once Bandit is announced, The Verge says it’ll be available through AT&T before the end of this year.