Nokia RX-114 with Snapdragon 800 appears in benchmarks, possibly a Windows RT tablet

Nokia RX-114 with Snapdragon 800 appears in benchmarks, possibly a Windows RT tablet
Now that's interesting. Apparently, Nokia may be testing a Snapdragon 800 powered Windows device as we write these very lines, if the data spotted in a recent benchmark result is to be trusted. Bearing the RX-114 model name, the device in question was outed by the GFXbench app. This, however, isn't necessarily a WP8 smartphone. Instead, the Nokia RX-114 could very well be a Windows RT based tablet currently in development. According to the listing, 1371 by 771 pixels is the display resolution of this mysterious slate, which may be quite unusual of a figure, but it comes close enough to the 1366 by 768 pixel screen size on the Surface RT.

Yet something tells us that if the Nokia RX-114 really is a Windows RT tablet, then its launch is far from guaranteed. For starters, Windows RT tablets are selling poorly, which is why many manufacturers have already abandoned their plans on releasing new devices running this variant of Microsoft's OS. On top of that, we're hearing that Nokia is now focused on building a Windows 8 tablet instead of anything based on Windows RT. Sure, the Nokia RX-114 benchmark result isn't necessarily a forgery, but the device could be nothing but a scrapped prototype that someone is just playing around with. 

Either way, we believe that the chances of witnessing the launch of a Windows RT tablet by Nokia are very slim. Folks who do want to own a Windows RT slate anyway, for one reason or another, might want to check the $350 sale of Microsoft's Surface RT tablet.

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18 Comments

1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Everyone is going to start to wet their panties in 3...2...1...

7. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

11. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

So tell me, what was the point of your comment?

14. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Wow, what a great quote! Either I had forgotten about it or hadn't heard it when new. Still accurate 3 years later!

15. RiseAgainst94

Posts: 281; Member since: Mar 03, 2012

I almost did, until RT ruined it.

2. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Btw, that's the most unusual screen resolution I've ever seen. I rather have them make a tablet than Windows RT.

3. nobelset

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

Maybe the extra resolution is for balmer's face to be embedded

4. yves09

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Nokiapoweruser is reporting that it is windows 8 tablet.I compared the Nokia RX-114 with the other tablets on the website.The results of the Nokia RX-114 from the tab "high level" is comparable with the other windows 8 tablets,not windows RT.I think it's a windows 8 tablet.

6. Nick_T

Posts: 184; Member since: May 27, 2011

Windows 8 probably won't run very well on ARM processors, such as the Snapdragon 800. But who knows, we'll see.

9. Nick_T

Posts: 184; Member since: May 27, 2011

Actually no, it won't run at all :)

12. yowanvista

Posts: 341; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

The x86 version of Windows doesn't run on ARM, only RT does.

5. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2350; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Hmmm.. this could be the 6"? Front panel screen, that was shown early this month.... would be nice, a nokia wondows rt phablet... with the 41mp pureview™

8. deburocks

Posts: 126; Member since: Apr 20, 2013

even if they put a 12mp n8 camera and censor in 6” in phablet , m more then xtatic..

10. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Hmm, wonder if that extra resolution could be set aside for an area of dedicated on-screen keys...

13. Osman

Posts: 44; Member since: May 07, 2012

This article is not correct, Nokia dumped the RT model way back and they are working on win8 tablet with FHD screen, check herehttp://www.nokiapoweruser.com/2013/07/31/for-those-getting-it-wrong-it-is-win8-tab-with-1920x1080-resolution/

16. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Cool, coz it's Nokia, who's trying.

17. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Hmmmm this a weird article, because it was leaked a few weeks ago that Nokia ditched Windows RT for a Tablet. They wanted to make a full W8 tablet!

18. Edmund

Posts: 656; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

Trust the pathetic android shills at phone arena to put a negative spin on this. I've had enough of this crappy site

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