Nokia testing Windows RT tablet with Snapdragon 800?


Does a model RX-108 ring any bells for you? Don’t worry if you’re drawing a blank, because it has been a seriously long time since we talked about the device. It popped up back in February as a possible Nokia Windows 8 tablet, but literally all we had was that model number – at the time, it wasn’t clear if we were talking WinRT or full-on Win8. Fast-forward five months, and while the RX-108 remains a mystery, a close relative is back in the news, with Nokia model RX-114 showing up in a benchmark database.

Standard benchmark DB warnings apply – as far as possibly fake info goes, it’s a lot easier to generate false benchmark data than create an all-new render of a phone from scratch. So: grain of salt, or what have you.

With an Adreno 330 GPU and a quad-core SoC, we’re probably looking at a Snapdragon 800 powering this baby. That spells Windows RT, and while we’re a few pixels too large, the 1371 x 771 panel should fit that bill well enough.

So, is this the long-awaited Nokia tablet? Well, maybe. It does appear that Nokia was working on this design, but it’s impossible for the moment to say how far plans went. Was this abandoned at some point, or could a release still be in its future? At least the presence of an 800 suggests any work has been relatively recent.

Source: GFXBench
Via: WMPoweruser

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