Nokia is allegedly working on a 6-inch Windows Phone device that will be released later this year. If the rumours are indeed true, then this will be the first Windows Phone handset to come with a 6-inch screen.

Nokia Bandit Nokia working on a 6 inch phablet codenamed Bandit

Codenamed Bandit, the the handset will come with a full-HD 1080p screen along with a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU, most likely the Snapdragon 600. With the Windows Phone platform set to support full-HD displays with the GDR3 update, it is alleged that this mobile is the first of such 1080p devices to be launched on the platform.

The Bandit will also come with a 20-megapixel camera, which will have a slight protrusion that is akin to the one seen on the Lumia 1020 to accommodate the camera sensor. As is becoming customary with Nokia, it looks like the Bandit will also feature a polycarbonate body, although whether the device will come in a variety of colour combinations is unknown at this stage.

The Bandit is currently undergoing testing at AT&T, and will be available in the U.S. by the end of the year, confirming earlier rumours indicating a November launch. The timeline also coincides with Microsoft’s launch of the Windows Phone GDR3 update. Furthermore, Nokia is getting ready to launch the Lumia 925 on additional U.S. carriers soon as an alternative to the outgoing Lumia 920.

SourceThe Verge