Nokia is reportedly working on a 6-inch Windows Phone 8 phablet device codenamed "Bandit", which is expected to release later this year.

Nokia has planned to release a smartphone with full HD display later this year. The latest rumors about the new device coming from a close source who is familiar with the Nokia product development. The source has told to The Verge and described that a 6-inch smartphone codenamed “Bandit” boasting FullHD display is in the pipeline, and may be coming by the end of this year.

Initially, the rumor mill churned about the Nokia Bandit in late April, and then a photo of a panel that protects the display has been surfaced on a Chinese website in late July. Now it seems that the rumors have become a certainty.

The gadget will join to the Lumia series and adopt a design similar to the Lumia 920. Therefore, the frame will be made of polycarbonate – a material that provides strength and lightness to the flagship smartphone Lumia 920. However, just like the latter smartphone Lumia 925, the gadget should inherit the small hump that will cover at least 20-megapixel rear camera.

Nokia Lumia Phablet

On the other specifications as you know a few details. The processor might be a Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core SoC, so it is obvious that Nokia Bandit will run on Windows Phone 8 with GDR3 OS Refresh — the only one who can support chips with more than two cores and display with full HD resolution.

According to The Verge, the Nokia Bandit is currently in the hands of AT&T and will arrive on the market later this year.

However, the Finnish manufacturer is expected to launch a tablet codenamed “Vanquish” based on Windows 8.1 RT in New York on September 26. The specifications might be as follows: a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor clocked at 2.15 GHz, 10.1-inch FullHD display, 32GB of internal memory, 802.11n Wi-Fi module, micro HDMI and USB 3.0 ports, docking keyboard (similar to the Touch/ Type Surface cover) with support for extra battery. As per reports, the tablet also aids support for LTE networks and even in this case Nokia would also choose AT&T.

Moreover, the legendary leaker @evleaks has shared few codenames of upcoming Nokia products that include Bandit, Lanai, Orion, Pegasus, Rivendell, Shorty, and Siruis while no information is provided regarding what these names bring up to:

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