Rumors that Nokia is prepping for it's first-ever phablet have been emerging online for sometime now and an interesting concept has now emerged.
A new concept of the Lumia 1080 phablet aka "Bendit" gives us a glimpse into what the Galaxy Note-like device from Nokia may look like. The Lumia 1080 prototype is courtesy of Neowin, which has envisioned a "completely fictional" Lumia 1080 phablet.
"We present our entirely speculative designs to you on a completely fictional device: the Nokia Lumia 1080, a 5.5-inch phablet, complete with stylus for handwriting input. The non-existent handset is destined to launch on our similarly imaginary 'Neocom' mobile carrier," notes Neowin.
The concept design shows off the "speculative" Nokia Lumia 1080 phablet touting a 5.5-inch Full HD Super AMOLED capacitive display (and not 6 inches as rumored for the Bendit) with Gorilla Glass 3 protection in tow. The device will have a pixel resolution of 1920 x1080 pixels (Full HD) and a pixel density of 440 pixels per inch (ppi).
Under the hood, the phablet will house a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.3GHz. The Lumia 1080 will also pack in Adreno 330 graphics, 2GB of RAM and have either 32GB or 64GB of on-board storage, with the option to expand to a further 64GB via microSD.
Neowin also imagines the phablet with a powerful 16-megapixel primary PureView camera with dual LED flash, as well as a 2.2-megapixel front-facing snapper. The Lumia 1080 is also envisioned sporting a powerful 3,200 mAh battery to juice up the Windows Phone 8.1-powered device.
That's not all, however, as Neowin takes things up several notches higher for the Nokia phablet. The Lumia 1080's concept also shows off a fingerprint scanner (located at the rear of the device), a scratch-resistant polycarbonate body and a stylus. If that wasn't enough, the Windows Phone 8.1 software would enable users to customize Live Tiles to a greater extent and the new Notifications hub would incorporate texts, emails, tweets etc.
Rumors have been rife that Nokia will launch it's first-ever phablet sometime this year, with a recent report pointing to the first week of November. Microsoft is expected to push out the GDR3 update as well, which is believed to support a Full HD 1080p screen and quad-core processors, by year end.
With Nokia remaining mum on the launch of the impending phablet, we'll have to contend with the concept of the Lumia 1080 for now.