Nokia Bandit phablet may be announced in September

Nokia Bandit phablet may be announced in September
The last we had heard, Nokia was planning to release its phablet sometime in November, just in time for the holiday season. But, a new report is saying that the release date may be much sooner than that, and we could see the new device as soon as September. We don't know a lot about the device, which is said to be codenamed Bandit, other than that it has a 6-inch 1080p display and "at least a 20 megapixel camera". 

A new report from Reuters says that Nokia may be planning to the phablet at an event in late September in New York City. If that announcement date window is accurate, it seems unlikely that the actual release would be later than mid-October. And really, that makes the most sense, because mid-October is looking like a big time for Windows. 

Update: Windows Phone Central has now confirmed with its sources that the Nokia Bandit will indeed feature a 6-inch 1080p display and a 20-megapixel camera forming a slight bump a la Nokia Lumia 925 on the back. The Bandit is also once again said to run on a quad-core chip and Windows Phone 8 with GDR3 update.

Mid-October will see the release of the Windows 8.1 update, and is expected to also see the Windows Phone GDR3 update, which is needed for the platform to support 1080p displays, and phablet sized displays. The Nokia Windows RT tablet is also expected to release in the fall, but it is unclear when. Of course, none of that helps to shed light on what we may see at Nokia's planned event in Moscow at the end of this month.

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52 Comments

1. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Bring it on Nokia, instant buy !! Love you

7. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

iiiiiinnstaaaaaaaaaa buyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

23. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

You follow me on Insta? Lol what's your name?

25. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Lol i misunderstuud you ... what a shame

32. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

trolololo hahaha

20. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

who know, nokia can bring Win8 in phablet or special version of WP8 like a Win8 for Phablet.

2. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2280; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

September will be really awesome. Need to consider magnifying glass icon.

4. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

What are you?? A bot?? Stop it with the button nagging or you get reported.

40. SingDaFire

Posts: 74; Member since: Jun 21, 2013

XperiaFanZone is nothing but just another attention seeker, ignore him BTW good news... Bring it on Nokia.. My money is waiting for you;)

35. ShenAlJoker

Posts: 113; Member since: Jul 19, 2013

Where do you live? Just asking! ):-[

44. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2280; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

England.

48. ShenAlJoker

Posts: 113; Member since: Jul 19, 2013

where in england?

51. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2280; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

This is scary. Tell me who you are first, who who you thinkIi think you are.

52. ShenAlJoker

Posts: 113; Member since: Jul 19, 2013

nope , nothing personal , just asking. Because i thought you are living in google ceo's room!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

3. MistB

Posts: 581; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

This is actually the device that excites me the most more than any other competitor, but something tells me to wait for the pureview 41 MP version. I love this size of phone and I like the fact that Nokia took a gamble with that unlike others, let's see if they bring any unique touches as they have with all their WP8 devices.

5. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Phablet for September, GDR3 for October for existing WP8s, tablet for November, new WP8.1 device in December?

16. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Yeah I doubt that... In reality this is all going to get stretched to through first quarter 2014,, and everyone knows that.. Anything else is just wishful thinking.

6. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2487; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

If this device comes with the rumored Snapdragon 800 processor along with the 20 megapixel camera, then it is a winner in my book. My only complaint is that Windows Phone is still not up to par with iOS or Android in terms of the amount of applications or some of the other features that both of the other OSes offer.

14. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

WP8 needs to reach critical mass in order for more applications to appear, but if the Lumia "Bandit" turns out to be as powerful as is rumored, then I expect that you'll see plenty of future software development for the WP platform. Microsoft will eventually incorporate most or all of the other features that exist in both iOS and Android... However, if it could have run legacy x86 code, then WP would have gained instant popularity. The majority of us still have Windows based PC's at home, and use them at work also. My biggest criticism of WP is that it's too unlike Windows OS for desktops and laptops, but that may change in the future. Hopefully Intel can develop and market low power x86 mobile CPU's (Silvermont) that compete well with ARM based Qualcomm SoC Snapdragons. I still believe Intel is the most advanced CPU developer in the world, and if any company can reclaim the crown for all weight divisions, including tablets and smartphones, then I expect that it will be them. AMD? We'll see...

24. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

We need a proper notification hub, and the latest leak, that guy what bought that Lumia from Ebay reveals that it might be the same as iOS & Android, but i really hope that they make it at the left of the startscreen, that would be so awesome, and then orientation lock that will be included in GDR3, and so much other feature's ... I really hope Microsoft won't come in the next 'bigg' update with something stupid like Kids Corner .... I would never give my phone to my little brother's or children ... i never dropped my Lumia 920 so far and i hope i'll keep it like that ...

31. papss unregistered

I had dropped my l920 a few times and it took it like a champ. If unity got more support it would be a viable notification service.

39. lalalaman

Posts: 638; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

plz tell me what is orientation lock?????which shuld b on GDR3...what does it mean??

27. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2487; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I have a feeling if Microsoft doesn't get their act together in updating the platform fast enough for the x86 mobile processors that Intel is set to offer then all of the attention will go to Canonical's Ubuntu in regards to having cross-platform capabilities. That is one of the biggest features Canonical is suppose to be pushing: this idea that you can have the same applications on your desktop as you do on your mobile device and using your mobile device as a desktop when docked. If Microsoft waits around a year to update the Windows Phone software to be compatible with the x86 processors, then they may lose that battle to the new Ubuntu phones that are arriving in 2014.

33. gazmatic

Posts: 822; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

all wp needs is vlc and usb on the go

42. solomonsteve

Posts: 79; Member since: Dec 19, 2012

IMO the only big app missing from WP is instagram and lets say some google apps . But we all know there are alreadey better alternatives in the store...

45. Gwen22

Posts: 4; Member since: Aug 21, 2013

Clear to have the same code on PC and smartphone (X86 or qomethoing else does not matter if it is the same) would be an excellent thing ............ but I am afraid we will have to wait a long time before it happens

17. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Like what❔ What does WP not have that would make this device not fit for you to use everyday❔

8. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

I'm confused....how can it be 1080p and with a snapdragon 800 in September if the GDR3 update is only in October....

11. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

GDR 2&3 are likely ready to be released with newer products, but the rest of us will probably have to wait for our respective carriers to make these latest updates available for existing devices. It's basically the same for Android, and new devices are always treated as top priority...

12. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

It will be announced in late September, meaning it won't be released until mid-October at the earliest.

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