Nokia has announced and launched the Lumia 625, a new Windows Phone that packs the largest display found on any Nokia Windows Phone. So following on from that mid-range device, rumours have begun circling around that the manufacturer will be looking at releasing a Lumia 825, which is said to be raising the bar by supporting quad-core and a 5.2-inch display. Now, before we begin, take this rumour with a pinch of salt, folks.
GDR3 is on the horizon and will be with us after we get the current wave of updates pushed to consumers. Both quad-core and full HD support are believed to be included, but this device is not going to be 1080p. With a 720p 5.2-inch screen, this would be why the rumoured handset could be the Lumia 825, being mid-range and all. Also, as well as the 720p resolution, the quad-core is said to be the Snapdragon 400, possibly clocked at 1.2GHz.
What the Lumia 825 could achieve is a premium device at an affordable price point. Emerging markets typically have to deal with low-end specifications to match the cheap price tags, but Nokia could be attempting to raise the bar, continuing efforts that have given us the Lumia 520. It would be exciting to see not only a large Lumia 625, but also a massive mid-range option too.
The beauty of this rumour is that a lot can change between now and when GDR3 is both announced and released. We could well be looking at a late 2013 / early 2014 launch if such a Windows Phone is to be produced by Nokia. Consumers are also looking forward to a "phablet" to be released, but a Lumia 825 (should one ever see the light of day) would indeed be warmly received.