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Nokia Readying Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Rival Phablet Running Windows Phone 8

It’s not the first time when we hear that the Finalnd-based phone maker is planning to penetrate the phablet market, and the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will be their main rival. So far we’ve never seen leaked photos of the Nokia Lumia Phablet, except from some concepts designed by enthusiasts, but a new report  shows that the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 rival from Nokia will not arrive sooner than 2014.

Earlier this month we’ve heard that Nokia is working around the clock to launch a 6-inch phablet in the fourth quarter of this year. Of course, the Nokia Lumia phablet was reported to be running Windows Phone 8 and  price was estimated at around $620 and $770. The rumor mill now has changed the release date of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 rival from Nokia, suggesting that the Finns would launch the 6 incher in 2014. DigiTimes writes that Nokia is now in search for part suppliers to help them manufacture the phablet.

After the GDR3 update for Windows Phone will be rolled out, it will also bring support for full HD resolutions, which would allow the Nokia Lumia phablet to fight on par with the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. With reports saying that the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will sport a 1080p 5.9-inch Super AMOLED display it will be an interesting battle in terms of screens.

The GDR3 update will also bring support for quad-core processors on Windows Phone smartphones, therefore we might see a powerful chipset underpinning the Nokia Lumia 6-inch phablet. Since the Finns have fitted Qualcomm SoCs inside their devices we might expect the phablet to arrive with a Snapdragon 600 or Snapdragon 800 CPU which will be capable of competing against the Exynos 5 Octa chipset which will reportedly make it under the hood of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3.

Even though we can’t be sure yet about this aspect, the Nokia Lumia phablet might sport a rear-facing 8.7 megapixel camera with PureView technology, which will bring impressive photo and video recording capabilities to the 6-inch smartphone.

For the time being only Huawei and Samsung dared to pass the 6-inch barrier with Ascend Mate and Galaxy Mega 6.3, respectively. Will Nokia and Sony be next in line? What about HTC?

Will the Nokia Lumia phablet be capable to bite a large chunk of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 market share? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.


  • shiv

    I will give a big change thanks for sharing info. I am waiting this kind of combination

  • Manish Shrestha

    fuck ya no one can beat the gr8 Note 3 no one ……….

    • iLove2argue

      nostradamus eh?

      • SätHiz

        S he said Nokia beats Galaxy note3

    • SätHiz

      But nokia can….

  • maaen

    Removable battery….An SD Card slot…..A proper Stylus (as good as the Samsung/Wacom version ) .But….a Samsung Windows phoblet …6.5 inch would be even better…. a very large internal memory and a bendy plastic screen….and super connectivity…..but … will wait to see what Nokia do…. I doubt if they will have a removable battery or a slot for an SD Card…but we shall wait and see…..

  • Zai Tano

    I’m disappointed for such late release. Nokia will be competing with GN3 during the time Samsung announces the GN4. It won’t be competition by then. Buyers will be looking forward for the GN4.

  • Avni

    I would love nokia to concentrate on what they have already in hand rather than on new products…