Nokia to max out at 4.7" for its flagship phones this year

Nokia to max out at 4.7
Not that it comes as a big surprise, but according to "supply chain sources", everything Nokia has in the pipeline for this year, will be 4.7 inches or smaller. If you have been reading with disbelief about the ever-growing 5, 5.5, and even 6"+ phones announced or rumored of late, Nokia won't be going that route, it seems.

Even if Nokia wanted to grow its phone's screens bigger, Windows Phone still doesn't have support for Full HD panels, so 4.7" seems more than reasonable for one of the rumored EOS or Catwalk flagships with PureView tech that could be coming. HD or Full HD is not that much of a difference to the naked eye from a normal viewing distance anyway, while the typical camera tech in our smartphones could use Nokia's innovation, that's for sure.

source: Digitimes

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94 Comments

1. platformwars

Posts: 86; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

I think 4.7 is the upper limit of the ideal size for the hand.. i have a 4.7" HTC ONE X and feel that any bigger would be a bother.. i tried the GN1 but was too big.. 5" might be the limit when it comes to phones.. so good strategy by Nokia.. rather than going big and selling less.. they are interested in the market norm.

4. windroid unregistered

I agree with you, 5'' might be the (user friendly) limit. Anything above that either wont fit in your pocket or you can't use with a single hand. The same happens with the resolution, I think it's insane to have full HD in a phone, you won't notice the difference and it'll only drain CPU and battery power.

14. p211093

Posts: 25; Member since: Dec 12, 2012

nice stratagy by nokia samsung is only going with big bigger & biggest display.and that cannot be fit in our hands and not give a gripe for our hands..i am using nokia lumia 920 and it is very well build for gripe is well very good.4.5 or 4.8 is enough for phone.i like u nokia

40. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

I can't agree with that. The ideal uppel limit depends on the size of the hand. And for many people is lower than 4.7 (for me it's around 4.5). The pity is that OEMs don't realize of this and create more high end phones with smaller screens than 4.7 (or 5" as it will be this year). It also depends on how tall/wide the phone is. For me more than 66 mm wide is not confortable any more.

82. nooraldeen

Posts: 49; Member since: Oct 21, 2012

i agree with u i own a SGnote2 i can use it normally with one hand but i like to hear some music before i sleep and i can't use it with one hand when im sleeping on my back

2. joeymk

Posts: 101; Member since: Jan 26, 2012

4.7" + PureView 41 mp. I DON'T WANT MORE

12. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

actually I am waiting for wmc for nokia's new device I hope they release new device

19. No_Nonsense unregistered

XpressMusic or kickass sound quality.

3. lallolu

Posts: 732; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

4.7 is enough. Some people hate me for saying that 6" is too big as a phone while 5" is unnecessary except if it can keep the dimensions of today's 4.7-4.8" phones.

17. aokde

Posts: 186; Member since: Jul 09, 2012

check out sony's XPERIA ZL, it sports 5" with a smaller body than the S3 http://www.gsmarena.com/compare.php3?idPhone1=5203&idPhone2=4238

5. mew7946510

Posts: 55; Member since: Nov 10, 2010

I could remember Nokia saying, "Phones with big displays are disgusting." Now, what just happened? Oh well, anyway, 4.3 - 4.8 inch displays are my favorites for now.

6. Kreft

Posts: 84; Member since: Dec 27, 2012

"everything Nokia has in the pipeline for this year, will be 4.7 inches or smaller." I don't see what the problem is. 4.7 isn't big, it's normal by today's standards.

11. windroid unregistered

Anything above 5'' starts to be dysfunctional either it's normal or not (by today standards).

30. FarazRiaz

Posts: 13; Member since: Dec 02, 2010

That is not entirely accurate. A bigger screen is good for browsing; you are not panning and zooming so much. The videos and games look good. But it all comes down to what size you are comfortable with.

33. troutsy

Posts: 382; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

The problem with Nokia's 4.7" smartphones is that every other competitor will be fitting a larger screen into a smaller package. Hand size will likely be more of an issue for the upcoming Nokia phones rather than the Android OEMs.

34. Just_a_boy

Posts: 183; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

But they said that when Elop wasn't in charge keep that in mind

7. Kreft

Posts: 84; Member since: Dec 27, 2012

Glad I'm not the only one thinking that things are getting ridiculous. Manufacturers are getting carried away with some of these phones. When I see people holding what looks like a tablet to their face and trying to talk on the phone I laugh at how absurd they look. Saying that it all depends on the bezel. I have a nexus 4 and 4.7 in. is quite nice but they could make the phone a tiny bit bigger and the screen closer to the edges and it would be a win-win. Could probably fit 5 in. easy. You want a nice screen size but not be lugging around a tablet. So the note is worthless to me.

8. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

my only request from Nokia: please use ANDROID.

16. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

silence! android is heavy unfriendly OS

21. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

i don't think it be heavier than windows.

24. FarazRiaz

Posts: 13; Member since: Dec 02, 2010

It really doesn't matter which one of the two is a heavier OS. It is a matter of personal preference. If you are locked into 'Apple' ecosystem your best bet be an iPhone. If you like a bit of freedom; Android be your best bet. If you are bored with both 'Apple and Android' windows Phone is a nice alternative.

42. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

how is it not heavier? it cant run smoothly on dualcore...

94. mew7946510

Posts: 55; Member since: Nov 10, 2010

don't liken wp to the lag king, android, fanboy..

18. FarazRiaz

Posts: 13; Member since: Dec 02, 2010

What possible advantage 'Android' has to offer? Android is greatly overrated.

22. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

the main advantage is its user friendliness and its easy to download and upgrade apps.

26. FarazRiaz

Posts: 13; Member since: Dec 02, 2010

Are you an idiot? Android is the least user friendly OS. It just has a great notification system. As for the Download and update of apps; all three offers familiar options. Many of the apps doesn't work on every Android Handset, hence the developers are always updating their apps.

57. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Question...why are you guys attacking Android users for liking Android. emadshinny never insulted you, why ask if he/she is an idiot?

60. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

its due to the fact on every other article android users insult and belittle everyone else for choosing differant. and no offence i find it funny most will only see the insults when its against android users but when they do it most of the ''do gooders' say nothing second android users never miss a chance to say nokia go android or android is better then wp8 etc.......but if someone says wp8 is better then android they get 7 people jumping all over them so if they dish it out they should be able to take it

62. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

What does any of that have to do with THIS person who is being nothing but respectful? THIS Android user has called no one an idiot, sh**p, drone, Fandroid or anything of the sort. All he is doing is voicing his preference and asking that Nokia consider using Android. If enough Android users ask for it, maybe we will get what we want so I encourage people who want the same to keep asking. It worked for people who wanted the iPhone on VZW now didn't it? Ive been on PA for many years, so as one who witnessed how iOS turned on EVERYONE without an iPhone, I find myself following the flame wars very closely. What I've noticed is that Most of the Android fans praised WP for the most part. Then some WP started acting like some iOS fans, even joining together to bash Android. Android fans go after Apple, but some iOS and WP fans go after Android users. That's the difference in this case.

65. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

ok im sorry i know your trying to act unbiased but so isnt working as you fail to acknowledge whats right in front of you lets start with the first part of your comment, android users have spammed many articles with the nokia go android line, its getting old fast. why keep whining about something that wont happen in the forseeable future. if i went on every android article and said i wish android would sort out there updates or wish they had better quality tablet apps i would get many go into defensive mode on there precious android. next part- ''What I've noticed is that Most of the Android fans praised WP for the most part.'' this is complete bs, im sorry but a quick look would show you this is crap. the likes of troll, darac, meaceo (or whatever it is) etc slate it with a passion. why do you not acknowledge that? ''Then some WP started acting like some iOS fans, even joining together to bash Android. Android fans go after Apple, but some iOS and WP fans go after Android users.'' please stop the crap, android fans when the s3 etc outsold the iphone became what they claim to hate they act like the apple fanboys of years back and the few wp users etc on here get swarmed on when they try to say there opinion. never seen you defend them but an android user in the same situation and your acting the voice of reason.......bored of the same tricks on PA as for android fans going after apple, thats become the biggest joke, they take it too far and are pathetic

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