News & Reviews: Nokia Bandit
Sep 13, 2013
The 6-inch Nokia Phablet formerly codenamed as the Bandit and now going by the Nokia Lumia 1520 could be announced on 26 September 2013. In addition to that it may also pack in a 20MP PureView Camera, which could explain the rather larger than normal camera hump on the back. While certain tech specs like camera sensor size and aperture are still unknown, the PureView camera should come with features like Optical Image Stabilization and a Carl Zeiss lens. These two leaked bits of information come courtesy of serial leaker @evleaks who is generally quite accurate about such things, so we'll wait and see for the official announcement in the next week or so. So far, no pricing or Malaysia release dates just yet but it should probably come after the rumoured 26 September 2013 date.
Sep 09, 2013
The Nokia Lumia 1520 recently made an appearance in several live shots along with a press render showing off the Nokia phablet in all it's extra Windows Phone 8 column glory. In the live shots on the other hand, the phablet looks to be placed side by side with a Sony Xperia Z perhaps to compare thinness. Overall, the rather extended camera hump doesn't seem to get in the way of things too much. While it supposedly packs in a 6-inch Full HD 1080p screen, it still looks holdable within one hand. Other expected tech specs for the smartphones include a Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB RAM, 32GB storage. The images also seem to confirm a PureView camera sensor with ZEISS lens. Check out the pics in the article.
Sep 02, 2013
The phone previously known as the Nokia Bandit recently made an appearance as the Nokia Lumia 1520. Leaked images of Nokia's first phablet have appeared, this time side by side with the Nokia Lumia 1020. From looks alone, it seems easy to confirm that the Lumia 1520 will have a 6-inch screen. However, the design doesn't stray from the usual Nokia Lumia smartphone design as you have the same look and feel of most Lumias. Unfortunately, no other tech specs or features got leaked and the picture isn't at the right angle for us to guess. No news on Malaysia release dates for the Nokia Lumia 1520 or about pricing but we're expecting the phablet to make it's official appearance sometime in September 2013.
Aug 27, 2013
Right after reporting about Nokia Codenames, one of them pops up in the form of a 10.1-inch tablet. Going by theNokia Sirius codename, the 10.1-inch tablet may be running Windows RT and offer a number of features which include it being lighter and thinner than the Apple iPad while weighing about one pound or more. The overall design doesn't deviate from the standard Nokia Lumia design so this includes a polycarbonate backplate with rounded curves near the edges. Other tech specs that could come for the Nokia Sirius include:
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor
- 2GB RAM
- 32GB storage + microSD
- 10.1-inch display (1080 x 1920, Brightness Booster)
- 6MP rear camera + 2MP front camera
- Supports 4G LTE + microHDMI + microUSB
- 10-hour battery life
Aug 23, 2013
Apart from a tablet and a phablet, apparently Nokia has 7 new Nokia product codenames which include "Bandit, Lanai, Orion, Pegasus, Rivendell, Shorty, Siruis". While Bandit refers to the Nokia phablet, the other 6 codenames are still not matched up to any other device. Some sources are saying that Rivendell will be the codename of the rumoured Nokia Windows RT tablet and who is to say that one of the other codenames could be for a Nokia Windows 8 / Surface Pro tablet as well. Since all of the known codenames seem to be referring to Nokia Windows products, it could be a safe bet to surmise that the other codenames refer to more Nokia Windows devices, perhaps in the form of some more Lumia smartphones. However, codenames in Nokia will probably remain just that as Nokia's naming conventions have always been based on numbers and not codenames. They do indicate 7 new Nokia products though which is still something to look forward to for Nokia fans.
Aug 21, 2013
Phablets seem to be all the rage especially for smartphone makers who haven't ever made any which is why rumours about a phablet from Nokia sound so juicy. Recently, rumours have surfaced about the Nokia phablet in that it would be called the Nokia Bandit (previously we heard it would be Bendit, but this makes more sense). According to some sources the Nokia Bandit is currently being tested internally, with tech specs for it including the following:
- Quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor
- 6-inch 1080p display
- 20MP rear Camera
- Windows Phone GDDR3