By Vamien McKalin | Jun 18, 2013 03:36 PM EDT
New leaked images seem to suggest there will be two versions of the upcoming Nokia EOS smartphone based on the Windows Phone 8 platform. The first leaked image showed a device that is made out of polycarbonate; however, another leak highlighted a device made from an aluminum casing. Furthermore, it appears that this new leaked Nokia device could end up being the Nokia phablet that Windows Phone 8 fans have been waiting for.
A leaker from Sina Weibo (login required) managed to post 12 images of the aluminum version of the Nokia EOS, which suggest prove the device has gone into mass production and could possibly be available to consumers by fall 2013. Furthermore, the size of the handset have some analysts claiming this could be the first Nokia phablet. Even the Financial Times reported a few months ago that Nokia was on the verge of releasing a phablet in July: "(Nokia is working on a phablet) The device that can work as a phone and a tablet - known as a "phablet" - similar in size but with more advanced specifications to Samsung's popular Galaxy Note."
Nokia's first phablet is expected to run the latest version of Windows Phone 8. This version should bring to the table new tile options, an extra row of icons, support for quad core processors, and 1080p displays. There is no way Nokia could release a 5-inch display device that lacks support for 1080p - the device would fail to attract attention since all major phablets on the market right now have support for 1080p.
It is not certain what else fans should expect from the device, though it would be a good idea for Nokia to add support for a MicroSD card slot. However, with the many Nokia design decisions of late, it would appear as if the Finnish giant is aiming for the end of MicroSD on high-end Windows Phone 8 devices.
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