Nokia Thinking Big with "Bandit," a Rumored 6-inch Windows Phone

Paul Lilly

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Android's open platform inevitably leads to a wealth of designs, which is one of the reasons for its success. With Android, you can go big or small, fast or modest, and so forth. Microsoft's Windows Phone platform is almost the exact opposite, and certainly there are far fewer options for users to choose from. However, would-be Windows Phone shoppers hoping for a large size display may soon get their wish.

Nokia is said to be planning a 6-inch Windows Phone device codenamed Bandit. It would include a Full HD 1080p display (1920x1080) powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core processor. According to The Verge , it's actually one of several planned 1080p Windows Phone devices currently in the works.

For shooting photos, it will feature at least a 20-megapixel rear-facing, which will require a small hump on the back of the device similar to the Lumia 925. Though it will be big, it will also be lightweight and come constructed of polycarbonate plastic.

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