Nokia Phablet Coming Later This Year, EOS Launch Pegged for July

The supersized Nokia phone will be more advanced than Galaxy

By on April 18th, 2013 06:23 GMT

Nokia has already announced two interesting smartphones earlier this year at Mobile World Congress 2013, the Lumia 520 and 720.

Both Windows Phone 8 handsets are off to a good start in all countries where they have been recently introduced, which proves Nokia’s decision to bring Lumia mid- and high-end features to a lower tier was the right move.

There have been lots of leaks lately that suggest the Finnish company is planning to launch new mid- to high-tier smartphones in the coming weeks, such as the Nokia Catwalk and Nokia EOS. The latter will be the first Lumia smartphone to feature a 41-megapixel PureView camera.

However, it appears that Nokia is determined to offer its fans a full range of devices that can cover all sized and hardware specifications.

In this regard, Financial Times reports that sources close to the matter claim Nokia is seriously taking into consideration the launch of a “phablet.”

The device is said to have a similar size as Samsung’s Galaxy Note, but it will have “more advanced features” whatever these may be.

Speculations in the last couple of months suggested Nokia plans to launch a tablet, but the Finnish handset maker seems to have decided to enter the larger screen mobile smart devices market with a “phablet.”

Aside from Financial Times’ report pointing to a possible Nokia phablet unveil later this year, we don’t have any other information regarding the unannounced device.

In the same piece of news, the long-time rumored Nokia EOS is now expected to be officially unveiled sometime in July, though the report does not mention when it will go on sale.

The EOS will be Nokia’s next flagship smartphone and will come equipped with a 41-megapixel OIS camera with Xenon flash and PureView technology. It will also sport an AMOLED display with HD (720p) resolution and 2,000 mAh Li-Ion battery.

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