6-inch Nokia Bandit may be turn out to be the Lumia 1520
27th Aug 2013 | 10:34
The Nokia phablet rumours resurface
Update: Seasoned leaker @evleaks has now waded into the Nokia Bandit discussion with a simple tweet which reads "Nokia Bandit = Lumia 1520", and while no more information on the handset is given it does fit in with the firm's current naming scheme.
There's been plenty of talk about a Nokia Windows Phone phablet in recent months, but things just got a little more serious thanks to some reportedly leaked specs that surfaced on Monday.
According to The Verge, the Finnish manufacturer plans to launch the 6-inch handset, currently codenamed 'Bandit' later this year, in an already release-heavy 2013 for the company.
The report claimed the device will have a Full HD 1080p display, which will enable an extra column of Windows Phone live tiles on the home screen.
On top of that, Nokia may look to include a 20-megapixel camera (which a Lumia 925-like 'hump' on the rear) and a Qualcomm quad-core processor.
According to the report, it'll be the first of a wave of 1080p Windows Phone devices, with Microsoft currently making adjustments to the OS to facilitate the changing of the guard.
The Verge claimed the 'Bandit' will feature a polycarbonate body and will retain a thin and light build.
Earlier, Nokia seemed to confirm a phablet is indeed on the way when Chris Weber, Nokia's executive VP of sales and marketing, took a thinly veiled dig at Samsung on Twitter.
He wrote: "Samsung take note, next generation Lumia coming soon," he tweeted. Not so cryptic.