First image of 6-inch Nokia Lumia phablet leaks, shows very slim bezel
Chinese ICTech published the image on its Weibo account and judging by its great track record for leaks, this is more likely than not to be the real deal.
The publication adds that Nokia is already mass producing the device and it will feature a whopping 6-inch display. That would put it right along with humongous devices like the Galaxy Mega series, if true, of course. Judging by the size of the device compared to how small the hand holding it looks like, we have no reason to doubt this. Our guess is that this would come along with the Windows Phone GDR3 update around the end of the year. That would allow a 1080p display that almost seems like a must for such a huge screen.
The front panel also has an opening for a front-facing camera, and that’s about all the intel we can gather from this shot. Feel free to examine the image and speak out: is it real or not?
72. akki20892 (Posts: 3248; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
Nokia Phablet 6" 1080p puremotion hd+, Quad core, 2 or 3 GB RAM, maybe 41MP camera pureview, wireless charging, huge battery around 3500, apps will be available around 200,000, and cool nokia's features in it. and hope this phablet have windows 8.1 not WP 8.1. it will rocks if this phone have windows 8.1
and look at that really thin bezel.......great work nokia great work.
My Next phone......woohoo.....!!!
74. icyrock1 (Posts: 301; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)
I want a Cyan. MAKE MORE CYAN PRODUCTS NOKIA! :crying:
2. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5047; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
Brace yourself Samsung, the holy freakin' incredible hulk Nokia Phablet is coming!
10. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5047; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
They don't give a f*.. because their devices are overrated.
22. MrKoles (Posts: 296; Member since: 20 Jan 2013)
If it would be so bad, the huge advertisement campaign wouldn´t be so effective.
81. cam-whore (Posts: 164; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)
that's all there really is to them, a huge advertisement campaign, products are sh**ty. aside from the huge advertisement campaign, sometimes they even add a big explosion to it...
35. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7354; Member since: 14 May 2012)
Yes. Almost every single Sony phone is over rated and same goes for LG.
I can't even explain how much hype the Xperia Z got and it ended up being a flagship with the worst 1080p screen. Used it in person and don't see what everyone is raving about.
82. cam-whore (Posts: 164; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)
lg isn't everrated, actually it's not even rated anywhere at all...
16. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)
unlike what you think, i actually think Samsung considers Nokia as a rival, and a big one, even though they are far behind many android OEMs. Samsung's attempt to make a camera and a phone produce a baby ended up as a brick (when we are so accustomed to calling Nokia phone bricks), HTC tried ultrapixels while Motorola also has something up their sleeve. That shows all of them are paying attention to what Nokia is doing, and in return trying to improve their own products,
68. Edmund (Posts: 654; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)
Not only that, motorola is now retro-fitting their phones with dumbed down specs in a pathetic attempt to improve battery life.
I can't stop laughing at how these fanboys have suddenly changed their feelings toward heavy/bulky handsets like the moto droid maxx; apparently the heft is "something you'll forget about quickly" (chris zeigler - mobile vergecast 23/07/2013) ROTFLMFAO...
I eagerly await the review for this handset (droid maxx) by phone arena; Why because it's specs are : dual-core snapdragon s4, 2g ram, 720p screen 10mp rear camera. These same specs "would make anyone yawn" according to a recent product review (the lumia 1020 if you can't figure it out). "Underwhelming" was the adjective used at the end to mark its score down.
18. ajac09 (Posts: 1341; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
LOL its Nokia and a windows phone I dont think they are worried or care.
83. cam-whore (Posts: 164; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)
probably not yet, but soon they will be, and judging for nokia's popularity here (not just with the writers), that very soon is just up the corner...
28. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1107; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)
You can throw a 4K display in there but it still does not fix the OS problem. WP is fast but it stinks. Put Android on it then it will be a different story. WP fans can't talk until they pass Apple for second place. I can talk crap because Android is in first place while WP is picking up scraps and fanbois. It's that simple.
50. Cyberchum (Posts: 248; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)
You know one main reason why Android is where it is now is because of it being open sourced by Google and hey! it didn't just got there overnight, it actually took it time to wrestle it from iOS. Give WP time and watch it do same to Android and had Microsoft open sourced it or made it flexible (customisation-wise) there wouldn't any battle to fight, they would breeze through.
69. PK1983 (Posts: 164; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)
Unfortunately Microsoft will never allow WP to be open sourced. This is the same company that for 6 months + denied that there was any problems with Windows 8 Metro, and that people didn't have issues with the start button being removed. This is also the same company that allowed Nokia to release the Nokia Lumia 900 knowing that it would never be updated to WP8 and then releasing the Lumia 920 a few months later. Microsoft is an even more rigid, stagnant comapny than Apple and that is saying something. I would love a Nokia Lumia 1020 and would even put up with WP8 to get it, but I won't delude myself into thinking, that aside from Nokia hardware and software tweaks that it is a good os.
65. McLTE (Posts: 637; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Thank God you don't run a company. lol
While right NOW WP doesn't threaten Android, it's foolish to think that windows is a joke and a non-player.
With the prolific use of the Windows OS on computers, and the Xbox of course, it's in MS's hands I think.
If MS can continue to evolve the OS and find a way to integrate the phone into the how we naturally use our Windows PC's and entertainment (xbox), I can see the use of WP exploding. For me, I love Android right now, but I'd gladly jump to WP if it offered slick and useful integration with my PC.
84. cam-whore (Posts: 164; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)
the same way that an octa-core doesn't solve the lag...
33. HouTexan (Posts: 300; Member since: 08 Jan 2012)
This guy mentions Samsung in every article lol. Relax. Hate can't get you anywhere.
36. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5047; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
No. I didn't mention Samsung in every article. I don't hate Samsung, I only hate those jelly Fansungs.
Hate can't get me anywhere, but Fansungs are everywhere.
41. HouTexan (Posts: 300; Member since: 08 Jan 2012)
As there are Nokia, HTC, Sony fans all over this site. Let's not be hypocritical.
87. shuaibhere (Posts: 1297; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)
there are more samsung haters here than the samsung fanboys...just like you..
37. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7354; Member since: 14 May 2012)
He loves Samsung but doesn't want to admit it. Pretty obvious if you ask me.
48. SakuroAkino (banned) (Posts: 141; Member since: 12 Jul 2013)
Note 3 success will shout on the Face of this NOKIA phablet
76. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2992; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
O joy! Note 4 is coming already? I'd better be looking forward for that one instead. :P
You sound silly you know that?
1020 launches and you say Note 3 will dump it, now this Nokia phablet screen pops and you refer it to Note 4.
Observe your comments man.
64. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6131; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
A green incredible lumina phablet
79. MCrapp (Posts: 312; Member since: 07 Apr 2013)
You are one Big Troll! You see Samsung in every article! Please wait for new Amoled and very little bezels!
3. pyradark (Posts: 740; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)
If this is premium and slim then you got the wow nokia, if not ZU still the best 6.0in phabet
4. Antonyjoseph (Posts: 213; Member since: 06 Apr 2013)
What about screen resolution? If they have already started producing these phones, then Full HD doesn't look likely as Windows will start supporting Full HD only next year. Really appreciate Nokia how they keep pushing phone after phone. Only wish that the lazy Microsoft would keep up.
7. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)
of course it will sport 1080p, putting in 720p is a no brainer because others are doing 1080p for this size.
15. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1107; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)
I thought the new Droids would have 1080p but we were fooled. But at 6" 720p would be a big mistake.
20. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)
if it is a high end product, it should sport 1080p. That simple. I dont see Nokia making something like the Galaxy Mega 6.3. A budget/mid range 5'-5.5' with 720p is likely sometime next year (to succeed the 625) but definitely not now.
25. Commentator (Posts: 2293; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
The problem is this isn't Nokia's choice. Windows Phone 8 doesn't support 1080p yet and, no matter what Nokia SHOULD do, they can't do it until MS updates its software.
29. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)
And by year end it will support 1080p, GDR3 is supposed to ship with these devices. 8.1 wil come in Q1 2014. Meanwhile, current WP8 devices will get GDR3 update shortly after the launch of the new flagships.
42. Dunknown (Posts: 80; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)
I don't expect Nokia to come out with 1080p. Maybe slightly beyong maybe 2000p or more. Even better if it packs with Ultra Full HD. I realised that there are quite number of holes on top of the phone. One for light sensor one for camera and I bet another one is for notification
14. theminolaboy (Posts: 128; Member since: 18 May 2013)
this phone will surely sport a 1080p. Microsoft and Nokia not rolling out GDR3 doesnt mean that it's not yet finished. I believe there's a few tweaks that needs to be done but IMO the monster update is just waiting to be taken out fresh from the oven.
5. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)
So, Nokia could do slim bezels, but they chose not to for some unknown reasons... but, thicker bezels means more durability when you drop your phone and it lands on the side, i dont really mind them.
No idea why large phones are still being called phablets. "Phablet" sounds like a tablet with a phallus to me.
13. Commentator (Posts: 2293; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
The difference between tablets, phones, and "phablets" is that, at least in Samsung's implementation, phablets utilize additional productivity features that use a stylus, which may or may not be found in full-sized tablets. I agree the name is kind of stupid though.
23. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)
Nowadays people call anything above 5 inch as a phablet, whether they have stylus input or not. The Galaxy Megas are the best examples. Im not that familiar with LG's products but they have 5.5' phones with no stylus input as well. For Samsung, only those with the "note" name has stylus input.
31. Commentator (Posts: 2293; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
That's the reason Samsung has had by far the most success with their Notes. Any company can make an over-sized phone and call it a phablet, but if it lacks features to differentiate it from conventionally-sized phones, it becomes nothing more than a bulky, over-sized phone. Samsung actually differentiated the Note series from the Galaxy S and the Galaxy Tab series, and it's come to fill an important role for the company. As far as I'm concerned, the "phablet" I'd even consider (of all those currently released) would be a Note II. Everything else either seems like an unnaturally large phone, or an unnaturally small tablet.
66. McLTE (Posts: 637; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
I fail to see hwo phones with thicker bezels are more durable. The glass screen still goes to the edge of the phone, regardless of bezel size.
I suppose one could argue that there may be more underlying structure behind the large bezel.. but if you drop your phone, the edge to edge screen is still very vulnerable.
80. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)
Sometimes, screens crack not because of direct glass to surface contact (the moment it lands on the ground after you drop it), but the side bezel dents, which twists the glass and the glass cracks. That is what happened to many of my friend's newer phones which have thin bezels. The bezel dented and from the side you can see teh glass being twisted. The side of the phone dented in many cases. For me, i have dropped some of my phone countless times, some even land with screen facing down, and they never crack.
6. Whateverman (Posts: 3187; Member since: 17 May 2009)
Maybe it's just a tiny hand holding the screen, idk. But that thing looks as big as a Nexus 7.
21. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)
Ditto. Looks way too big to be a phone (phablet).
43. AfterShock (Posts: 2106; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
I agree, something about the size seems off. I posted similar before reading posts.
9. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6131; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
Drools. I like a orange one. Yellow been out a while.
11. -box- (Posts: 3709; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
Oh boy oh boy oh boy oh boy oh boy oh boy!
Hope it comes in yellow, green, cyan, and gray, in addition to the obvious black and white. Heck, red, pink, and purple, too. ALL THE COLORS!
26. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)
Orange for me, I'd prefer n8 type anodized metal over the polycarbonate of 920.
12. Mass88 (Posts: 48; Member since: 06 Jan 2012)
Love the slim bezel on this phone, assuming it's the final design. There has to be tech out there that can allow for a very slim bezel and avoid unintentional touches to the screen.
19. theminolaboy (Posts: 128; Member since: 18 May 2013)
And with Nokia's history of innovation? Definitely, I think there is.
88. shuaibhere (Posts: 1297; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)
ipad mini already has it..and note 10.1 has same kinda feature for different purpose..
17. aryanfr1 (Posts: 39; Member since: 24 Jan 2013)
wow! finally Nokia has stepped on Android turf
24. theminolaboy (Posts: 128; Member since: 18 May 2013)
The screen alone is screaming 1080p, quad core, windows phone 8.1 and camera prowess.. lol.. I am excited for this..