Nokia is said to have jumped on the Windows 8 phone bandwagon with rumours abounding that a smartphone codenamed Nokia Phi is in the pipeline.
A report by Nokia innovations has outlined details of a successor to the Nokia Lumia 800, which will be closer in dimensions to handsets such as the Nokia Lumia 900.
This would see the Nokia Phi feature a 4.65-inch touch as opposed to a 3.7-inch. This would put the model in the phablet category, midway between a smartphone and a tablet, and defined by ABI research as phones that feature a display size between 4.6 to 5.5 inches.
Nokia Phi features
The Nokia Phi is set to be powered by a Qualcomm dual core processor and also feature microSD expansion that will give users access to flexible storage. 4G LTE is also expected to bring the Phi bang up to date.
- Leaked image comes via WPcentral
Design features on the model are set to include a power button, camera shutter button and two volume buttons on the side of the device, in addition to three buttons below the screen, as well as a polycarbonate unibody design.
Other speculation suggests that the smartphone will have the same design as the Lumia 800, while featuring a curved screen.
The Windows 8 OS will include features such as Tap and Do which allows connection to wireless devices, such as headphones, and speakers, by simply tapping them against your device.
Windows Phone 8 due out soon
Utilising Near Field Communications (NFC), Windows 8 eliminates the need for a lengthy set up process.
Microsoft describes Windows 8 in the following way:
“The beautiful, fast, and fluid design is perfect for a range of hardware: from compact, touch-enabled tablets and lightweight laptops, to PCs and large, powerful all-in-ones with high-definition screens.”
With ABI predicting that 208 million phablets will be sold 2015 the as yet unconfirmed Phi could prove to be a shrewd move for Nokia.
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