Nokia may be testing six-inch “Bandit” Windows Phone phablet

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Is it finally time for Windows Phone to branch out into phablet territory? We’ve been hearing rumors of larger and larger devices, like a 5.2-inch Lumia 825, and seen hardware leaks that sure seemed to point to even bigger handsets (above). Today we get a new report on one of those models, with sources claiming that a 6-inch Nokia phablet is in testing as codename Bandit.

Bandit would run WP8 GDR3 and have a full HD 1080p display. Supposedly, the phone’s polycarbonate body is both light and thin, though with a small camera bulge to make room for the main 20-megapixel shooter.

This testing is reportedly underway at AT&T, with the goal of having Bandit ready for release sometime before the year’s out. Knowing Nokia, we wouldn’t be surprised if that meant it’s gearing up for another AT&T exclusive, though so far we haven’t heard any details about those types of plans.

From the sound of it, Bandit is just the start, and Nokia will have a whole lot of WP8 1080p hardware in the months to come.

Beyond Bandit, there’s also rumored news that the Lumia 925 will soon be showing up at additional carriers in the US.

Source: The Verge

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