This 6.45-inch Windows Phone is huuuuuge

How big can Windows Phone devices get? Nokia was pretty bold when it went up to 6 inches for the Lumia 1520 and 1320, but a manufacturer at Computex trade show in Taiwan is showing off a Windows Phone reference design with an enormous 6.45-inch 1080p display.

The device, called the Tiger, comes from the large Taiwan-based ODM Wistron and has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor inside. The display for the Tiger has a 1920×1080 resolution but aside from that there's nothing else known about the hardware inside the phone. But with a 6.45-inch screen, there's plenty of space back there for whatever.

The Wistron Tiger is described as as being fairly thin, with an aluminum back, and it also uses on-screen, rather than physical navigation buttons. However, since this is a prototype, the hardware and case specs could, and likely would, change if it ever went into production. So could the OS for that matter. And because this is a reference design, the Wistron Tiger could be released by other brands with their own branding, and possibly with a different design (let alone a the same software). There's no word on if or when smartphones using this design will go on sale nor what their price point might be like.

Do you want to buy a Windows Phone product with a 6.45-inch display or is that size of a case simply too large to hold and operate in one hand as a mobile phone?


John Callaham