Nokia Lumia 625 smartphone

Nokia's rumoured Windows Phone 8 phablet has been named as the Bandit.

A couple of weeks ago we reported that Nokia would launch its first phablet next month. Well more details have come to light thanks to sources familiar with Nokia's plans blabbing to The Verge.

The source said that the Finnish firm is testing a 6 in device with a Full HD screen codenamed 'Bandit'. It will supposedly be the first of many Full HD Windows Phone 8 devices.

Nokia's biggest screen to date is found on the Lumia 625 (above) which has a 4.7 in display.

Previously leaked information suggested that the handset would have a screen of at least 5 in and sport a 1080p resolution. Both rumours point towards a quad-core processor but now specifically a Qualcomm Snapdragon.

The source said that the Nokia Bandit will come with at least a 20 Mp rear camera which will need a bump to fit it in, like the Lumia 925 and Lumia 1020. The handset will allegedly be thin, light and use a polycarbonate body.

Microsoft is working on the GRD3 update for Windows Phone 8 which will support features of the Bandit including the quad-core processor and Full HD display. It will also bring user interface changes including an additional row of Live Tiles on the Start screen, a rotation lock and a Driving Mode.

See also: How to update a Windows Phone smartphone.

However, a much needed a notification centre and improved multitasking will not arrive until next year with Windows Phone Blue.

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