Nokia’s upcoming 6-inch phablet supposedly has its panel leaked, may already be in production

A few months ago, we first heard that Nokia was purportedly working on its first phablet – a device that’s at the border between phone and tablet. This was said to be similar in size to Samsung’s Galaxy Note line, but would come with more features. Intriguing, right?

Well, it took a while, but today we get to see what this device will look like. That is if the image you can see below isn’t fake. By the way, apparently Nokia’s first phablet will sport a 6-inch screen.

Nokia-Phablet

The front fascia of the phablet is said to be what’s shown in the image above, and it definitely makes the handset look huge (just look how small the Windows buttons appear to be). Design-wise, this feels more like a Sony than a Nokia, but then again we’re only seeing one part of the smartphone. The edges can be rounded, the back could be too, so overall this may not scream ‘Sony!’ when it gets official.

Speaking of that, all we know right now is that the phablet should arrive on the market this year. We’re assuming Nokia will wait for Microsoft to make the GDR3 update for Windows Phone 8 available. This is the one that will enable the use of quad-core processors and 1080p Full HD screens on Windows Phones, finally. Because of its size, it stands to reason that Nokia’s 6″ phablet will get both a quad-core CPU as well as the company’s first ever Full HD touchscreen. That’s because unlike the Lumia 625, which is the Finnish company’s biggest device right now, the new phablet aims to be a high-end offering (and with a price to match, no doubt).

The person who posted this picture claims that the phablet is already in production in China, but that makes little sense if the device will only launch toward the end of the year. Perhaps it’s just a trial run, or maybe these panels are meant for prototypes. We’ll let you know when we find out more.

Via Sina Weibo Via LiveSide

Author: Vlad Bobleanta

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  • http://www.youtube.com/#/mrjlwilliams J. Williams

    I would give it a few rounds

  • yeah

    “the world’s most innovative phablet”