Although it’s technically not yet confirmed, it’s no longer a national secret that Nokia is working on a 6-inch “phablet”. Codenamed “Bandit”, the big guy is reportedly headed for AT&T and could be the first WP8-based device to come with a full HD screen and quad-core CPU in tow.
That is, of course, if HTC will not undercut Nokia with the nearly confirmed rehashed One. Anyhow, we’re not here to talk about HTC, but instead increase the buzz concerning Nokia’s phablet with some new evidence discovered by the folks over at Nokiapoweruser.
The blog has dug up a number of Bluetooth SIG listings for unreleased Nokia devices, including an individual going by the model number RM-940. This is very likely the “Bandit” flavor that AT&T is to carry, but the good news is there are a number of sub-flavors that we’re pretty sure will see daylight in Europe and/or Asia.
We have even better news though, as there’s a good chance the 6-incher will come powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800 SoC, which is by far the hottest mobile processor in the world. Then again, the proof this RM-940 will come with an 800 CPU in tow is pretty indirect and circumstantial, so for the time being I advise you to be cautious and not let yourselves get carried away.
Somewhat off topic, it appears future low-end and mid-range members of the Lumia family could themselves pack quad-core heat. Not Snapdragon 800 heat, but still. Mid-end phones are tipped to run on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 400 platform paired with an Adreno 305 GPU, whereas entry-level and dual-SIM fellas shall feature Snapdragon 200 processors with Adreno 302 GPUs.
Sounds to me like Windows Phones could actually become a threat for Androids and iPhones soon enough. What do you guys think? Could Nokia’s next few Lumias turn the tables against the current leaders of the smartphone market or is WP doomed regardless of how the gang of “bandits” will look?
Source: Nokia Power User