Now Nokia plans 6in smartphone monster
By Barry Collins
Posted on 19 Aug 2013 at 17:36
Nokia is planning to launch a 6in smartphone, adding to its rapidly expanding range of Lumia handsets.
The 6in device - codenamed Bandit - includes a Full HD display, according to a report on The Verge. That's a stark contrast to the recently launched Lumia 625, which has a large 4.7in display, but a resolution of only 480 x 800.
The latest version of Windows Phone 8 will take advantage of that high-resolution screen by inserting an extra column of tiles onto the homescreen - mimicking the Windows 8 Start screen, which adds extra rows of tiles on larger screens.
The device will be powered by a quad-core Snapdragon processor to help push all those pixels around the screen. It will also have "at least" a 20-megapixel camera, according to the report. That's some way short of the 41-megapixel sensor inside the Lumia 1020, but still stonkingly high by smartphone standards.
The report doesn't give a release date for the new handset.
Look out for our review of Nokia's 4.7in Lumia 625 later this week.
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By PaulOckenden on 20 Aug 2013
Summarising your Lumia 625 review
I look forward to your Lumia 625 review, but suspect that after listing many positives you will be disappointed at the battery life and give it three or four stars.... You may will not mention that you have to charge any smart phone regularly and it is (arguably) easier to do so every night than every one and two third days! It is possible (based on a sample of one and an earlier Lumia!) that people with Windows phones play fewer games and so get longer battery life. I do notice that people with Lumias (n>1) seem happy with their 'devices', to the point where they even make phone calls with them.
By PeterMcIntyre1 on 22 Aug 2013
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