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6" Nokia phablet for AT&T to sport quad-core Snapdragon 800, lower-end Lumias getting 400 and 200

0. phoneArena 20 Aug 2013, 06:26 posted on

We just heard that Nokia's Full HD phablet is codenamed Bandit for internal consumption, and this latest listing adds to its monster 6" display a matching chipset, with Snapdragon 800 listed front and center. The AT&T version of this 6" phablet is coded RM-940 and in fresh Bluetooth certification filings belongs to QDID portfolio which reveals that the newest crop of Snapdragon processors will be powering an upcoming Lumia batch. These include the powerful quad-core Snapdragon 800, but also 400 and 200 are listed for the portfolio, which we can assume is for the lower-end models slated for Q4 release...

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posted on 20 Aug 2013, 06:29 37

1. gazmatic (Posts: 795; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


finally

now android fans wont have the argument "oh it uses last years specs"

now they will fall back on apps and features

lets see how many arguments they come up with

posted on 20 Aug 2013, 06:38 18

7. chunk1x (Posts: 248; Member since: 25 Jun 2011)


Still last months specs. :P

posted on 20 Aug 2013, 06:39 25

8. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


There is no need to provoke and initiate a flame war.

posted on 20 Aug 2013, 06:44 17

12. smallworld (Posts: 494; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


But I thought high end specs weren't necessary with WP ? That's what you fanboys were saying for 3 years.

posted on 20 Aug 2013, 06:49 6

15. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 1485; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


+1 well said buddy.

posted on 20 Aug 2013, 06:50 5

16. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Thanks. :)

posted on 20 Aug 2013, 06:53 15

17. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 1485; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


A major update is coming buddy with more cool features maybe true multi tasking and more
also more and more apps and hd games are coming to WP. Its growing fast.
WP doesn't need much specs to run its UI but apps and hd games require higher specs on all platform.

posted on 20 Aug 2013, 07:08 15

19. papss (unregistered)


And I thought cameras were not important on android but we see how competition changes everything.

posted on 20 Aug 2013, 07:11 1

21. jedpatrickdatu (Posts: 169; Member since: 24 Jan 2013)


We were saying high end specs aren't necessary to provide a smooth experience similar with monster droids. Although, there's not many apps that really need quad-cores and it would be more battery-hungry than useful, so I partly agree with you.

Still, average customers want as lots of cores on the spec sheet, so quad-core would probably serve more as a marketing tool.

posted on 20 Aug 2013, 07:41

28. sats.mine2k4 (banned) (Posts: 208; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)


this is still like preparing a feast and covering it up with dog poop... nokia always has/had fantastic hardware but it's wp... joke

posted on 20 Aug 2013, 08:17 5

35. papss (unregistered)


See I feel that way about android.. Its all in the eyes of each customer.

posted on 20 Aug 2013, 09:18 8

40. gazmatic (Posts: 795; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


i didnt provoke anything

it is just android fans have nothing good to say about wp and ios running smooth on limited specs

i think this is one of the reasons nokia skipped the 600 and only chose the 800, 400 and 200

posted on 20 Aug 2013, 09:21 2

41. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1497; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


I'm pretty sure the cameras on Android devices were always important. That's why you've seen in past Nexus devices the amount of camera features they have added such as PhotoSphere and the ability to track faces. The first device to offer OIS was an Android phone. Sony introduced the Exmor R sensor over a year ago that has been used on several Android devices since then.

posted on 20 Aug 2013, 09:22 5

42. gazmatic (Posts: 795; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


it isnt... the low end 200 will still be smoother than android with the same specs

perfect example... lumia 520

no android with similar specs can run as smooth

nokia is trying to make a point

they want to squash the nay sayers before they can say "still cant compare to android specs"

the new lumias will have

800 for high end phablets
400 for mid
200 for low

show me a low end android that runs smooth sans tweak and mod...

posted on 20 Aug 2013, 09:32 4

44. lalalaman (Posts: 636; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)


Its an uphill battle every day:)...u shuld b afraid tht onces it is out I might b faster than s4

posted on 20 Aug 2013, 10:14 1

48. papss (unregistered)


Fans not the os. All I heard was how unimportant the camera was and now that great cameras are coming out on android the fans think its great. Also photosphere is all but useless for any real picture.. Face tracking sure I'll give you that.

posted on 20 Aug 2013, 10:21

50. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


There's high-end specs, and then there's clever specs, e.g. having four cores running at a more efficient speed and interval than two means better battery life and better process allocation. It's like having a bunch of people to carry a load rather than one or two, less strain for everyone. Think pallbearers at a funeral, for instance, almost always six or more.

posted on 20 Aug 2013, 10:28

52. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


@Dr. Pill: You say that, but you may recall either (or both?) the Nexus S and galagsy nexus (I think it was the gNex) having one of the worst cameras in the mid-and-high-end for its day. I remember the S didn't have 720p recording, and the gNex having the sales ban and some software issues.
And yes, while the Panasonic Lumix Phone P-05C was the first with OIS, it wasn't widely distributed,

posted on 20 Aug 2013, 10:39

53. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


(cont., was editing and ran out of time)
nor did it run android. The first /device/ with OIS was a Canon a few decades ago. The Panasonic P-05C came out in 2011. Lumia 920 came out last October and is known to be the first smartphone with OIS. Granted there has been software image stabilization (which crops the edges of the shot making a lower-res capture and losing the true framing), but it's not true OIS.

posted on 20 Aug 2013, 11:04 1

55. tadaa (Posts: 267; Member since: 18 Apr 2013)


false. xperia l performs adequately despite having similar specs with the 520 (granted not the same chipset). i should know i own a 520. plus i don't get app resumes on android. i get that you like wp but no need to bash android devices.

posted on 20 Aug 2013, 11:40

56. akki20892 (Posts: 3902; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


just want to see Nokia Phablet with Win8......!!! if that device has Win8 then it will blast of competitors, and no chance to beat it.......!!!

posted on 20 Aug 2013, 12:08

62. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


i would take apps and features over smoothness....

posted on 20 Aug 2013, 12:59

63. rd_nest (Posts: 1646; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


Then you clearly 'though' wrong.

posted on 20 Aug 2013, 13:05 2

64. gazmatic (Posts: 795; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


lumia still cheaper with more features

http://www.gsmarena.com/compare.php3?idPhone1=5363&idPhone2=5322

if you think the xperia is better, why did you get a lumia?

posted on 20 Aug 2013, 14:26 3

66. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


hehehe we can say same about sony honami or homani or whatever it is called last months specs

posted on 20 Aug 2013, 15:48

69. tadaa (Posts: 267; Member since: 18 Apr 2013)


Where did i say xperia is better? I only answered your question that xperia l is on par with 520 with similar specs. And the argument is about smoothness, why jump to features (don't get me started on that) and pricing? Shows you can't handle debates fanboy.

posted on 20 Aug 2013, 15:50

70. tadaa (Posts: 267; Member since: 18 Apr 2013)


And to answer your question, its because the 520 is the best damn phone in its price

posted on 21 Aug 2013, 00:12 1

76. cam-whore (Posts: 164; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


even apps that don't work properly and smoothly?

posted on 21 Aug 2013, 01:10 1

78. lalalaman (Posts: 636; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)


-1...
ur such a die hard fan of android...i like both android and wp8...bt im captivated bt wp8 smoothness...those android low end devices are so crap...makes me feel like my EYES ARE DEFECTED...:(

posted on 21 Aug 2013, 06:08

79. ShenAlJoker (Posts: 113; Member since: 19 Jul 2013)


U should see a doctor! IMMEDIATELY!!!!

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