1080p screen support coming to Windows Phone later this year
posted by Nick T. / Apr 09, 2013, 9:48 AM
As the saying goes, better late than never! Anonymous sources have told The Verge that Microsoft's Windows Phone operating system will finally get support for 1080p screen resolutions. That is supposed to happen before 2013 is out with the launch of the third General Distribution Release update for the platform.
Manufacturers of Windows Phone hardware are expected to release 5-inch 1080p smartphones once the new software is available, but higher (or maybe smaller) screen sizes offering that same resolution aren't out of the question. If all goes as planned, this next batch of Windows Phone 8 flagship devices should hit the shelves in time for the Holiday season.
The GDR3 update to Windows Phone 8 is also expected to add support for Qualcomm's new quad-core Snapdragon SoCs – the same ones that already power Android high-ends, such as the HTC One or one of the Samsung Galaxy S4 variants. As a side note, HTC originally planned to launch a 4.7-inch WP8 handset with a quad-core chip, codenamed Zenith, but eventually scrapped it due to the lack of display resolution support beyond 1280 by 768 pixels.
As for that rumored "Windows Blue" update, allegedly meant to bring all Windows OSes under one roof, that's supposed to come in early 2014, according to the same source. A specific launch date for it has not been set in stone at this time.
source: The Verge
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Yay! Finally! I've been waiting this for a longggggg time! :D
posted on Apr 09, 2013, 9:53 AM 17
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hope for Catwalk will support 1080p, Quad Core, 2 or 3 GB RAM, and cool features........We know Catwalk will announce in Nokia World maybe around september or october.....!!! Microsoft u r so late why don't u annonce this support in last WP8 launch event....!!! i'm going to wait for that so i still have to use my N8 till nokia announce Catwalk ;(
posted on Apr 09, 2013, 10:20 AM 18
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Dude, where are you from? Nokia is OK right now, and akki20892 hopes that the Catwalk will support those beasty specs and he wants to replace his old N9 to the Catwalk. No companies are dying right now, ok? :P
posted on Apr 09, 2013, 11:23 AM 12
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Google and Apple will yawn at this news, but this could possibly be a problem for BlackBerry.
posted on Apr 09, 2013, 9:57 AM 8
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Why go into tablet teritory with 5" screens?! FHD is good but maximum 120-130 cm length is the way to go for a phone.
posted on Apr 09, 2013, 10:02 AM 4
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"120-130 cm is the way to go for a phone", I think you wanted to say mm...
posted on Apr 09, 2013, 11:32 AM 4
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If it is 10.7mm thick and 70.6mm wide, it doesn't matter how short it is. It is effectively harder to operate with one hand and harder to pocket than most 5 inch phones.
posted on Apr 09, 2013, 12:10 PM 0
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1080p on mobile phones is completely useless in my opinion, first of all you need a more powerfull hardware (more $$$), games running at 1080p will tax the GPU too much which will affect the battery life. TVs can barely break the 300 PPI barrier and now phones are gettign way over 400PPI!, that's crazy. All I want is a screen with better viewing angles, better color reproduction, better response time, better contrats. Over 300 PPI is already perfect.
posted on Apr 09, 2013, 10:16 AM 5
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yes that correct but what can we do when the market leaders gone crazy about these stuff. its definitely more cons then pros . its not needed but people want something to show as differentiator i guess
posted on Apr 09, 2013, 10:22 AM 4
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