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.