Rumor: Is Nokia planning a 4.7” low-end device codenamed Nokia “Max”?

By LiveSide | In Mobile | Posted May 8, 2013 10 comments

NokiaWhilst we’re all guessing what Nokia will announce during their Lumia press event to be held May 14 in London, a hot new rumor has surfaced saying that Nokia is currently planning a device with a large 4.7” screen, making it the biggest Nokia Lumia device yet.

According to MyNokiaBlog.com, Nokia had been planning such a device with the codename Nokia “Max”, and provided some specifications for the said device:

  • 4.7″ WVGA LCD display with Super Sensitive Touch
  • Unibody design
  • 1.2Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor
  • 512MB RAM
  • 2000mAh battery
  • LTE

What’s interesting is that despite having the largest screen out of the existing Lumia devices, this device is said to be a low-end device – touted to be the “cheapest LTE capable device in the Lumia range”. In fact, Chinese website WPBar separately reported that  this 4.7” device will likely be named the Nokia Lumia 625, which places it in the same category as the low-end Lumia 620.

We’re not really expecting Nokia to announce this device during the May 14th press event, but WPBar suggests that we may expect the device to be announced sometime in June. Of course, neither sources have been confirmed, as such take this news with a huge pinch of salt.

If such a device do eventuate, would you consider buying this? Let us know in the comments below!

Posted May 8th, 2013 at 6:41 am
Category: Mobile
Tags: Nokia, Windows Phone 8
  • http://twitter.com/surilamin surilamin

    I’m hesitant to buy a device that does not have 1GB ram. I’m seeing reports of some apps (mostly higher end games) not being able to run on 512mb if not optimized properly. And who knows how useful 512mb would be if you’re planning on keeping the device for at least 2 years.

    • http://seafoodie.me/ Ryan

      I am as well, but my guess is those games can be optimized for lower RAM devices. If 512mb devices make up a large enough portion of devices, it’ll be worth it for the devs to optimize it a bit more.

      One other thing to consider: A lot of those 1GB games are more than $3. I have no data on this, but I’d guess that people with lower-end devices are hesitant to pay for apps.

  • http://twitter.com/surilamin surilamin

    I’m hesitant to buy a device that does not have 1GB ram. I’m seeing reports of some apps (mostly higher end games) not being able to run on 512mb if not optimized properly. And who knows how useful 512mb would be if you’re planning on keeping the device for at least 2 years.

    • http://seafoodie.me/ Ryan

      I am as well, but my guess is those games can be optimized for lower RAM devices. If 512mb devices make up a large enough portion of devices, it’ll be worth it for the devs to optimize it a bit more.

      One other thing to consider: A lot of those 1GB games are more than $3. I have no data on this, but I’d guess that people with lower-end devices are hesitant to pay for apps.

  • http://www.elitecomics.net/ gerry rivers

    Nokia need to step up their higher end range, i mean shouldn’t they be focusing on building a successful high end line like what Apple and Samsung has done. I would love to see a Windows Phone Phablet with high end specs

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000223576244 Gerry Rivers

    Nokia need to step up their higher end range, i mean shouldn’t they be focusing on building a successful high end line like what Apple and Samsung has done. I would love to see a Windows Phone Phablet with high end specs

  • http://flickr.com/daiax DaiaX

    I have a mixed feeling for this ..

  • DaiaX

    I have a mixed feeling for this ..

  • M.B

    Nokia makes another mid range phone great…

  • M.B

    Nokia makes another mid range phone great…