If you somehow missed the good news, 2017 greeted us with Nokia’s long-anticipated return to the smartphone scene. The mid-range Nokia 6 Android handset is already a reality and marks HMD Global’s first effort at managing the legendary brand. There is still a lot of mystery surrounding the handset in question, ranging from international availability to possible future software efforts, like an AI assistant. However, one thing is for sure – the Nokia 6 has already stirred up a lot of excitement in the mobile realm, and sparked numerous speculations on other upcoming Nokia phones, like the Nokia 8.
Well, the latter might have managed to elude us for now, but today brings yet another bombshell of a rumor to the Nokia table. And, boy, is it a big one. A recent GFXBench listing appears to describe a mysterious Nokia-branded tablet. But, its not something as straight-forward, as a successor no the N1, but rather a huge, unwieldy 18.4-inch beast.
Yes, you read that right, HDM might be working on a 2650 x 1440 pixel device to compete in the same odd niche as the Samsung Galaxy View. That one weighs around 2.65 kilograms, so, we can probably expect something in the same ballpark for the Nokia unit. That isn’t one of the specs GFXBench is capable of listing, but it does offer interesting info on some of the alleged internals of the tablet.
These include Qualcomm’s powerful Snapdragon 835 chipset, clocked at 2.2GHz and complete with a formidable Adreno 540 GPU, to push pixels to the massive QHD panel. It is said to be working alongside 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. Other notable specs include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and NFC. The massive unit also appears to have 4G LTE connectivity, which would suggest, HDM is indeed expecting it to be lugged around, for some reason.
We don’t usually expect much in the camera department from tablets, but the mysterious Nokia boasts a duo of 12MP shooters- one on the back and the other on the front, both capable of 4K capture. Last, but not least, the reported Android version is 7.0 Nougat, which is all but expected, since the Nokia 6 runs on it as well.
As is usually the case with benchmark leaks, be sure to take this one with a grain of salt as well. It is not that such a device is unfeasible or unheard of, but it does seem a bit of a strange thing to offer at such an early stage of Nokia’s revival. Then again, stranger things have happened in the past.