Bigger is better. It’s a creed that most Android smartphone manufacturers have taken for granted for a while now, but that companies like Nokia didn’t seem to be very fond of. Well, that’s all about to change, since the Finns have recently unveiled the 4.7-inch Lumia 625 and are reportedly working on a 5.2-inch 825.
Plus, rumor has it they’re also readying a flagship device with a screen of 5.5 inches or larger (likely to be called Lumia 1025). But let’s not get ahead of ourselves and see what Lumia 825’s deal is before anything.
Though not yet official, this big guy has been making the rumor rounds for a couple of months now and the latest word around the street is it’s coming this fall with a quad-core processor. True, not the greatest quad-core chip ever (i.e. Qualcomm Snapdragon 400), but four cores are four cores nevertheless.
That means the Lumia 825 will run Windows Phone 8 GDR3 out the box, the new iteration of the OS that finally adds quad-core and 1,080p support. Sadly, the mid-range handheld will not take full advantage of the advanced software, sporting a still run-of-the-mill panel with 720p resolution.
Considering the screen size, the resulting pixel density would be less than stellar (roughly 280 ppi). And yet that’s not as bad as Lumia 625’s 199 ppi.
What else? If we are to trust Chinese website Dospy, there will also be dual SIM support on the 825, NFC connectivity, Miracast and a QuickCharge option. That all sounds nice and dandy, but what about storage, RAM, cameras and so on? Unfortunately, those things will have to wait. Hopefully, not for long.