Benchmarks hint at Lumia 825 quad-core phablet with 5.2-inch display

For much of this year, we've been hearing rumours and speculation about the prospect of Nokia launching a phablet, but so far, there's been no official word from the company on its plans in that regard. Just last month, a display panel for such a device was apparently caught on camera.

We're still waiting to finally see this mystical handset in all its glory, but for now, we'll have to be happy with some benchmarking stats, spotted by China's dospy.com, which point to a Windows Phone 8 phablet called the Lumia 825. 

Based on the results from GFXBench, the device is expected to feature a display with HD (1280x720px) resolution, possibly 5.2-inches in size, along with a quad-core CPU and Qualcomm Adreno 305 GPU. Dospy.com speculates that the chipset will be from the Snapdragon 400 family, clocked at 1.2GHz. 

The indicated specs point to a device that's far from a flagship, but rather a well-featured mid-range device, which also coincides nicely with the Lumia 825 moniker, hinting that the handset may be intended as a replacement for the capable but unremarkable Lumia 820

The 825 would feature the largest display of any Lumia handset - bigger even than the recently launched 4.7-inch Lumia 625 - or indeed of any Windows Phone so far. For now, the Samsung ATIV S, with its 4.8-inch display, holds on to that crown. 


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Bigger things are apparently on the horizon though. Nokia is widely expected to launch an even larger phablet, possibly with a 6-inch display, and featuring Full HD (1920x1080px) resolution, later this year, coinciding with the arrival of the Windows Phone GDR3 update. That update will bring essential enhancements to the operating system in order to support quad-core processors and 1080p displays, along with other improvements for existing devices

Curiously, however, this wouldn't be the first Lumia 825 to emerge from Nokia. A version of the Lumia 820, exclusively for developers and Nokia staff, is also referred to as the Lumia 825. 

Source: dospy.com via Coolsmartphone | upper image via dospy.com 


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An excellent illustration of how the tablet is just a small niche in the personal computer arena. After a smartphone, the next logical step is a laptop. Why MS focused Windows-8 for the tablet niche will probably remain one of those unsolved/unanswered "sweet mysteries."

Raa said,
I didn't think WP "needed a quad core processor"?

Consumers want it even if those cores do no job at all. Why not give them when they are stupid enough to pour money for that

Because Windows Phone OS can theoretically support up to 64-core processors.

In addition, if this is all true, then this device is already running a GDR3 version of the OS. It may not be out for consumer consumption, but it doesn't mean that it cannot be used internally.

Look at it this way, the first Amber devices that came out are Lumia 925 and 1020, so that just mean that during its testing and production phase, it was already sporting Amber.

No surprise here, with the new 625 having a bigger screen a 825 that's 5"+ in size makes sense. Remember that they still have the 7xx line which could sport the same screen size as the new 625 but run on a quad core snapdragon 400.

What I do not like about Nokia is the generation numbers...

Hope somebody creates an article where explains all. Nokia 500, 510, 820, 825, 800, 600.. I mean all is complex and at the end what is the latest the REALLY latest generation of Lumia?

acido00 said,
What I do not like about Nokia is the generation numbers...

Hope somebody creates an article where explains all. Nokia 500, 510, 820, 825, 800, 600.. I mean all is complex and at the end what is the latest the REALLY latest generation of Lumia?

Is it really that complex?
1. number: category (5 = entry/value, 9 = high end)
2. number: release (basically a counter of the different models within each category, incremented with every new device)
3. number: used to denote modified versions of existing models (e.g. provider specific (928) or re-release (925))

Seems somewhat logical to me…

but so, what is the latest Nokia Lumia generation? My thinking is that they are 630 730, 830, 930, correct? so for next generation how they will be?

MFH said,

Is it really that complex?
1. number: category (5 = entry/value, 9 = high end)
2. number: release (basically a counter of the different models within each category, incremented with every new device)
3. number: used to denote modified versions of existing models (e.g. provider specific (928) or re-release (925))

Seems somewhat logical to me…

I think it would've been waay simpler for everyone if they had stuck with the numbering that GPU makers have been using all this years. First number for generation, second for class. In fact, they could've used the first number matching the OS, like calling all WP7 phones 7xx and all WP8 8xx, and just switch the middle number making 810 low end, 850 mid and 890 high.
They could still keep the last one for variants and such.

Then they could use the Lumia name for phones and come up with another name for tablets and keep the numbering scheme

Is there any meaning behind the numbers on the Lumia right now? I know the 5-6 series is low end. 7-8 series mid range and 9-10 series high end. I thought the *10 and *20 series with in each was going to be all phones. The should do *30 and *40 for phablets and tablets

wv@gt said,
I thought the *10 and *20 series with in each was going to be all phones. The should do *30 and *40 for phablets and tablets

Actually that's the release number. There were two releases of Lumia hardware for WP7 (e.g. 800 and 710) and currently one release of WP8 devices (e.g. 920) plus slightly updated models (e.g. 925) or modified-for-provider-versions (e.g. 822, 928).

@acido00 too;

The first number is the range. If it's a 4-digit number, then the first two, like in 1020. High-number for a high-end phone; low number for low-end.

The next number is the generation. Lumia 900 was the first in its range; 920 is the second.

The last number shows the different types of the same phone of the same generation. 920, 925 and 928 are actually the same phone with different bodies and slight differences in specs.

One exception here is 810, which is a variant of 820 actually.

The 810 820, 822 were just odd balls because of the carriers, same with the 928. I wish the carriers here in the US would just stick with what Nokia makes, no special models.
An 825 Phablet wouldn't make sense as the current 8 series is small mid range. Maybe if they did a 830 series or something along those lines then a 930

wv@gt said,
The 810 820, 822 were just odd balls because of the carriers, same with the 928. I wish the carriers here in the US would just stick with what Nokia makes, no special models.
An 825 Phablet wouldn't make sense as the current 8 series is small mid range. Maybe if they did a 830 series or something along those lines then a 930

The size of the display has nothing to do with the range. There are some galaxy phones with screens bigger than the S4, yet with inferior specs.

http://www.gsmarena.com/compar...one1=5396&idPhone2=5125

830 and 930 are most probably reserved for the next generation of 9xx and 8xx line.

acido00 said,
But so 800 and 810 are same generation? but with different specs? really?

I've clearly explained everything. The second number in 3-digits and the third in 4-digits show the generation.

7xx range: 710 is first gen, 720 second.
8xx range: 800 is first gen, 820 second.

810 is an exception and is actually a variant of 820; so no, it has nothing to do with lumia 800.