Nokia to launch Lumia line of phablets

Wellington, Aug. 22 (ANI): Finnish mobile phone company, Nokia is reportedly going to unveil large-screen mobile handsets, popularly called as 'phablets' as part of its Lumia smartphone lineup.

Sources said that in a bid to challenge the current dominance of Apple and Samsung in the phablet market, Nokia has come up with this new addition to revamp the latest smartphone lineup.

According to Stuff.co.nz, sources said that the new models to be unveiled at an event in New York late September will include the phablet device as well.

Nokia's range of Lumia smartphones function on Windows 8 software and the phablet is expected to run on the same OS.

The report said that the company has set its hoped on the Lumia 1020, which comes with a 41-megapixel camera in a bid to gain share in smartphone market which is crucial in the long run as more consumers want to use social media and video services from their phones.

However, some analysts have raised doubts over whether Nokia's recent efforts will help turn its business around. (ANI)

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