Windows Phone 8 bringing dual-core processors, 720p screens and microSD cards (finally!)

Windows Phone 8 bringing dual-core processors, 720p screens and microSD cards (finally!)
You probably already expected this, but now it’s finally as official as it gets - Windows Phone 8 is bringing support for dual-core processors “and more,” 720p screens and expandable memory via microSD cards.

Those are the biggest hardware news about the upcoming platform and with the platform expected to ship on devices this Holiday season, you’ll start seeing those much anticipated dual-core Windows Phones around then. Actually, Belfiore seems to be already holding a dual-core Nokia developer device on stage!

Windows Phone 8 also comes in three aspect ratios. Screens will remain at WVGA 480x800-pixel resolution and with 15:9 aspect ratio, but it seems that lower-end devices will feature such displays.

More refined devices will either feature WXGA 768x1280-pixel resolution and 15:9 aspect ratio, or 720x1280-pixel HD resolution and 16:9 ratio.

Good news is that memory is no longer limited to what’s built in the phone, but you could also expand it via microSD cards. Great, isn’t it?

source: Microsoft



1. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Happy Day

7. mobilefuture

Posts: 224; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

happy day indeed

19. SherlockHolmes

Posts: 125; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

Happiest Day will be there if following things happen !! HTC 5+ inch Phone with Quad-Core Chipset , L.G.'s 440 ppi Screen with 1280p Resolution , 12 Mp HD Camera , Beats Audio and at last Dual -Boot with Android 5.0 and Windows 8 !!

25. mobilefuture

Posts: 224; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

That would be awesome but we all know its a fantasy. have you ever seen Nokia N10 rumors? tri-boot with windows 7 or 8, Android 4.0 and Meego... i think dual-booting phones are still a few years away.

2. PhansMuneeb

Posts: 371; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

Nokia + Dual Core = Amazing

3. greathero1

Posts: 584; Member since: Jun 13, 2008

What about Mobile Hotspot? When I spoke with a Tmobile rep last week and was considering a Lumia to replace my Sensation, I was told that Mobile Hotspot was not supported.

14. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

err hotspot is already in line on next Tango update in few weeks for sure dont worry its all over the news

4. Muhannad

Posts: 455; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

Finally, but when do we start getting WP8 phones and also what about legacy devices?Other than that all complaints I had against WP are now non-existent.

9. snowgator

Posts: 3624; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Rumor has it that September range for new devices, although that could be when WP8 will be released to manufacturers. Then October/November would be more likely. Microsoft will support legacy devices, but in what manner is yet to be seen. I am done guessing. But, I am sure 1st and 2nd Gen devices will see support.

5. catt4u

Posts: 145; Member since: Jul 09, 2011

Wow, dualcore, 720p and some 100K apps for high-end devices. I think MS will have a winner ;)

8. Muhannad

Posts: 455; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

I just can't wait for a Lumia and a S III of Windows Phone 8, both devices will be amazing!

18. catt4u

Posts: 145; Member since: Jul 09, 2011

I think it's more realistic to hope there will be a Galaxy Note with WP8 at first because of the dualcore. Perhaps in a year there could be a S IV with quadcore,1080p running WP8

26. Unbeat

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

I wish that will be true cannot wait to update my Galaxy Note to wp8

6. wsucoug13

Posts: 164; Member since: May 04, 2012

This good news. For a working person who uses a pc, having a MS Surface along with (or just) a high end Windows phone would make life oh so easy. Compatibility is everything.

12. speckledapple

Posts: 902; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

it is and we sometimes take that for granted as its only in limited form these days.

10. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

if Windows Phone 8 helps to pick up more App Support then there's a good chance i'll switch.

15. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

well they sure give a brillant way to do it port from windows8/ios/android thats great news

11. PhansMuneeb

Posts: 371; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

Current Hardware will get windows phone 7.8 which will look same as wp8

13. Jay2ice

Posts: 13; Member since: Jun 15, 2012

The big boy has come to play!

16. lumialove

Posts: 75; Member since: May 16, 2012

Its not dual cores but it can support upto 64 cores.

17. Carlitos

Posts: 693; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

Good for windows phone. They really need to give it there best, because now that android has achieved HD screens far superior from anything out there, and has finally (FINALLY) attained the fluidity of ios and Windows phone its really going to be a tough market for them to grow, somehow they have to find a space, between some very tough competiition between, the SGS3, the One x, the upcoming iphone and the Surprisingly quiet Motorola phones.


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Its about freaking time, now we are finally going to see what WP8 can bring to the table. I'm all about competition and it's about time they get into the game seriously.

21. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

I assume Nokia wont get a dual core chip? Didnt Elop recently say dual core is bad on phones or something like that?

22. Mube1

Posts: 153; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

Now we have to wait for nokia's ist hd screen with windows phone, may b cbd hd

23. jaafar2k

Posts: 18; Member since: Oct 14, 2011

Android 5 will have those allready

24. thelegend6657 unregistered

Here comes wp fragmentation . And SD cards ? They slow the phome down But i am pretty happy with wp8 overall

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