Leaked image points at Nokia Lumia "phablet" in the works, but we shouldn't be surprised

Nokia has been rumoured to be planning a Windows 8 tablet along with a "phablet" running Windows Phone. Both products have never seen the light of day, but we could well be getting closer to seeing a large Windows Phone from Nokia, if the above image published on Chinese website Weibo is anything to go by. We know many consumers will be looking forward to see just what could come of this, especially if we're to follow the route of the Samsung Galaxy Note.


It might not be that much of a long shot to see Nokia come to the table with a Windows Phone sporting a 5-inch or larger display, in fact we've heard that a tablet and phablet are in the works. We've just witnessed the manufacturer launch the Lumia 625, an affordable Windows Phone with a massive 4.7-inch display - the largest Nokia has produced yet. Could the company push the limit beyond 5-inches? Definitely.

We've got to remember that Nokia is attempting to cater for multiple groups of consumers. Those who strike bargains, who enjoy superb optics and even consumers who would just like every feature packed inside an attractive shell. The Lumia 925 and Lumia 1020 show how Nokia is prepared to release unique hardware that's not what we'd normally expect. From effective aluminium usage to a 41MP camera, the company surely has the innovation to try new things.

The Sina Weibo user who published the photo claims the screen size is around 6-inches, which is evident by simply looking at it. The Windows logo and accompanying keys are present, as well as the Nokia logo and multiple component windows. That's all we have for the time being, but it's safe to assume we won't see this device until the GDR3 Windows Phone update is available, introducing 1080p screen resolution support.

Nokia's strategy we're told is to have at least one high profile release every quarter, keeping the company is the press spotlight in a constant fashion. Not a bad plan. That means maybe tablet next quarter, phablet afterwards (think GDR3/Blue devices).

Remember to take this rumour with a pinch of salt, but we can see Nokia working on something. What would you make of a 1080p, 6-inch Windows Phone from Nokia?

via: LiveSide

Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.