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

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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 falls into a QDID category which lists the newest crop of Snapdragon processors powering a whole upcoming Lumia batch. These chipsets include the powerful quad-core Snapdragon 800 (MSM8974), but also 400 and 200 are listed for the portfolio, which we can assume is for the lower-end models slated for Q4 release

We recently heard about another new Lumia coming down the pipe, with a 720p display and dual-core Snapdragon 400 processor, so this latest Bluetooth SIG filing seems to confirm the possibility once again.

source: BSIG via NokiaPowerUser

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85 Comments

1. gazmatic

Posts: 822; Member since: Sep 06, 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

7. chunk1x

Posts: 248; Member since: Jun 25, 2011

Still last months specs. :P

44. lalalaman

Posts: 638; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

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

66. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

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

79. ShenAlJoker

Posts: 113; Member since: Jul 19, 2013

U should see a doctor! IMMEDIATELY!!!!

8. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

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

15. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

+1 well said buddy.

16. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Thanks. :)

40. gazmatic

Posts: 822; Member since: Sep 06, 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

12. smallworld

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

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

17. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 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.

19. papss unregistered

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

41. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2487; Member since: Feb 14, 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.

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.

83. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2487; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Yes fans on all sides take things too far. I try as much as possible when I do see those types of comments to steer everyone back to reality and the facts.

52. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 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,

53. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 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.

84. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2487; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

First of all, when I was talking about the Nexus devices, I was merely pointing out that there was continued software updates to the camera app which meant that there was a focus on the camera. If you look back at those Nexus devices I'm sure there were better cameras on other devices, but I'm also sure that some of those better cameras were on other Android phones. Also, I don't know where you get your facts from but the AQUOS phone with OIS introduced in 2011 was indeed an Android phone:http://www.engadget.com/2011/12/07/sharp-aquos-sh-01ds-optical-image-stabilizer-hands-on-video/ So no, the Lumia 920 was not the first smartphone to offer it.

80. Glim12808

Posts: 394; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Can't find anywhere the pairing of Exmor R sensor with Optical Image Stabilization (I'm not talking of Digital Image Stabilization) - please give a link. Or a link to any Android phone with OIS, for that matter.

82. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2487; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I never mentioned the pairing of the Exmor R with OIS. I mentioned two separate camera features that have been used to improve the camera performance of smartphones that turned out to be Android devices. It was Sharp AQUOS device that was the first to use the OIS on any smartphone.

63. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Then you clearly 'though' wrong.

21. jedpatrickdatu

Posts: 169; Member since: Jan 24, 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.

42. gazmatic

Posts: 822; Member since: Sep 06, 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...

55. tadaa

Posts: 267; Member since: Apr 18, 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.

64. gazmatic

Posts: 822; Member since: Sep 06, 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?

69. tadaa

Posts: 267; Member since: Apr 18, 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.

81. Glim12808

Posts: 394; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Where did you get the idea that the xperia l is at par in performance with 520? Absolutely untrue because the xperia stutters in some areas while the 520 is smooth in operation!

85. tadaa

Posts: 267; Member since: Apr 18, 2013

Dude 520 stutters as well occasionally. You use it day to day you'd notice. They are about the same.

70. tadaa

Posts: 267; Member since: Apr 18, 2013

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

62. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

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

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