On Tuesday, reports surfaced suggesting that Nokia was planning on releasing a 6-inch phablet (phone/tablet) later this year. Those previous rumors have since been bolstered, as Windows Phone Central published a similar report on Thursday stating not only that Nokia plans on unveiling a 6-inch Lumia handset at an event next month in New York City, but a full list of specs to boot.
According to the Windows Phone Central report, the purported device will feature a 6-inch 1080p display, a quad-core processor, GDR3 support, and a 20MP camera. Those specs mirror the leak that surfaced earlier this week, and the device will even supposedly sport a slight hump for the camera (akin to the Lumia 925), which the earlier leak also noted.
If the rumors surrounding Nokia’s 6-inch handset turn out to be true (which seems likely at this point), then it will be the company’s first attempt at producing a phablet. The purported handset could help Nokia address the growing demand for larger screen sizes, and would allow the company to directly compete against Samsung’s popular Galaxy Note line. Microsoft appears to be in full support of larger screens, as the next update to Windows Phone (GDR3) will reportedly offer support for 1080p displays.
Nokia is expected to reveal its first phablet along with a new Windows RT tablet at their two day event, which will be hosted in New York on Sept 26 and Sept 27.