Windows Phone 8.1 taking on low and high specs with new display resolution support
0. phoneArena 11 Feb 2014, 20:32 posted on
Microsoft has been slowly expanding the reach of Windows Phone with support for new display sizes and resolutions recently, and it looks like that trend is set to continue with the upcoming Windows Phone 8.1 update. Information has been pulled from the new WP8.1 SDK that shows the platform will be adding new resolution support in both the high and low spec categories...
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1. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
I'm seeing low resolution for smartwatch. Great can't wait for 1820 with 1440x2560 resolution.
9. Kyokado (Posts: 115; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)
Am I the only one having a problem with nokia naming their phones with numbers? Its really confusing tbh... I know they having been doing it for quite a long time. But dont u think its time to change? Nokia X for eg. Is an awesome name.
33. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
That as well... You answered your own question...
50. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
I think it's the real name.. Some product packaging, and cases, have been seen using the Icon name.. You can look up "Nokia Icon" on eBay, and find accessories already..
57. sgodsell (Posts: 3759; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)
Nokia Normandy is an Android version which is replacing their asha symbian OS smarthones
18. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)
520, 620, 710, 820, 1020, 1520, 2520.. Naming scheme got a little out of hand, same way Samsung did with the Galaxy line. Hopefully they create a new naming scheme under the reign of Microsoft.
25. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
The thing is that the average consumer never see's all of these designations.. We only do because we read about this crap everyday... The average consumer will only see at most 3-4 different devices in a store at a time, and at that point it will be obvious how to choose because of size, features, and mainly price...
Now, I will agree that it is a little much when you consider keeping up with all the numbers, and if Microkia had devices on every carrier, with different variations, it could get much worse for us enthusiasts, who really don't matter... Nevertheless, I would like to see more names, like Icon, but the numbers are actually fine for the consumer market if we look at it realistically...
But, of course, as always, I'm no advertising specialist, and I could be wrong...
30. Kyokado (Posts: 115; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)
Plus proper names give an identity to the product. So even the mainstream consumer will be able to know.
32. dratomic (Posts: 483; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)
there was a time when numbers gave identity to nokias. think 3310, 3650, 6600, 7610
65. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1163; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)
as long as there is LUMIA in the naming scheme, everything is all good. my friends call it lumia. no numerical codes needed.
they will know if its low end , mid end or high end.
but mostly mid-high end coz its fast and beautiful :)
2. HASHTAG (unregistered)
This is great support, though I think we're fine w/ just 1080p displays. However, people want more res. for reasons idk.
5. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
What resolution is your device currently at?
12. HASHTAG (unregistered)
I have the 1520. I'm not saying they shouldn't release phones with greater resolution, but why?
15. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
Because even with my 1520 I can still see how the resolution of the screen can be much sharper...
Remember when the iPhone first came out, and people said that the screen was Amazing? They said that it was impossible to tell the difference from 480 to 720p screens.. They said it was impossible to tell the difference from a 720p screen to a 1080p screen... Have you looked at your old 768 screen after using your 1520?.. I think you can tell a difference... It's actually a huge difference using your phone at average length from your face, and that's a worthy upgrade... Now, after all that you're asking why would anyone need higher than 1080p....
Lets just answer you question with two words... Human Advancement......
"I don't see why anyone needs a car with more than 50hp": said the man in 1928... I'm glad there were others who thought differently.
19. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)
There IS a difference between 720 and 1080p. Glad you caught onto that because those who have switched can agree with us. I just want to see the difference between QHD and 1080p.
26. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
Yeah, I'm sure I'll be able to tell, because I can see "edges" on my 1520,, If you know what I mean..... I mean, you have to look really close, but perfection is in the details.
3. Kishin (Posts: 704; Member since: 30 May 2013)
After this update, Platforms will be on equal grounds.
6. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
It already has been in my book... This is just my 1520 hitting the lottery...
66. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1163; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)
lumias with snapdragon800 would be pleased with this update
on 1020, idk
58. sgodsell (Posts: 3759; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)
No it won't. There will still be limits and restrictions when compared to Android. You still can't change the UI. You still have a limit on the number of development devices you can have and have to register them (1 device, and if you pay for the year then 3 devices). Have to wait and see about a file explorer.
4. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
WP8.1-0xxxx is not a major update......
It's a COLOSSAL update!!
Like 2013 2014 is going to be a very good year for WP... I'm proud to say I'm a hard core WP fan..
14. Credo (Posts: 748; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)
Indeed! COLOSSAL! i'm very excited. Do you have Instagram btw?