Windows Phone 8 to get 1080p display support, more evidence surfaces

Windows Phone 8 to get 1080p display support, more evidence surfaces
This may not be the first time we hear about Windows Phone 8 getting 1080p display support, but it is now that we get some solid evidence in support of this claim. Apparently, the Visual Studio 2013 suite, which was previewed during Microsoft's Build conference, has the option to emulate Windows Phone handsets with 1080 by 1920 pixel displays. Thus, it allows developers to see how their software runs and behaves on a WP8 smartphone with a screen of that resolution.


Support for resolution of 1080 by 1920 pixels is expected to be added with the GDR3 update, which would allow smartphone manufacturers to launch Windows Phone 8 smartphones with 1080p displays. You know, displays that have been present on select Android devices for nearly a year now. That software will also allow quad-core CPU Snapdragon chips to be used in WP8 gear. 

The GDR3 software update for Windows Phone 8 won't be out anytime soon, however, although it is expected to be available to manufacturers by the end of 2013. Currently it is the GDR2 software being readied for existing Windows Phone 8 gear - the same WP8 version running on the recently launched Nokia Lumia 925

source: Justin Angel (Twitter) via WPCentral

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34 Comments

1. dan86

Posts: 298; Member since: Mar 17, 2012

Its already beautiful at 720p. Rather microsoft should add support of 32 bit color depth.

11. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

I am expecting much more in Nokia World...

20. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Why should you expect more? All the users and fans are happy, they don't need Android's specs! So why want it know? Wp8 does not need 1080p ®

22. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

O really? First you tell us WP is crap because it don't even support 1080p and quad-core processor and when it's rumored to arrive soon you turn your ass and go flip-side?? What's with you people?? Troll much?? A fiery red thumb down for this very comment!

24. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Don't feed troll ;)

30. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

me too

2. abcdefgh

Posts: 471; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

IMO gdr3 will be announced in NOKIA WORLD(september)

3. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

The world of Windows Phone just got better!!

4. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

one year late... :)

5. user996

Posts: 221; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

but one year ahead in performance productivity an so on

6. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

LOL you are saying WP is more productive ......LMFAO......where is this influx in wp fanboys coming from...

14. papss unregistered

come on man... no need to get on the defense. you came in a WP topic with hating and you didn't expect it back?

7. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

I love how if this was apple everybody would be saying.....ohhhhhh they copied....but as its WP everyone seems to think its awesome.....

8. SonyXperiaNexus

Posts: 374; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

yeah, people hate apple more coz of their rotten image, which they created for themselves. company image is just as important as their products. personally i dont look at resolution, just the ppi. anything near 350 ppi is good enough for me.

9. Boreni

Posts: 28; Member since: Feb 22, 2013

Copy resolution? You on drugs?

10. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Get a life!!!!!!!!!!!! You are biggest potatroll on PA!

13. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

.....I dontr even need to come back at you to show your studipity.....Potatroll....wtf is that....

34. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

you´re the next gen of miz, taco, galitoking and many othefs. In short: hideous troll

32. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

So if Nokia came out with a 4K resolution phone, and some android manufacturer later made one, by your logic they would be copying Nokia, right? Can't really copy resolution. Specific design aspects, particular unique aspect ratios, unique features and technologies, etc, those are copy-able.

12. BesnikRrustemi

Posts: 44; Member since: Jan 08, 2013

1080p displays Quad-Core Processors - ASAP !! if they want to have an explosion of new games on the store like: NFS Most Wanted Real Racing 3 Dead Trigger Riptide GP and a ton of other top games,and apps. i know that Dual-Core is enough for the OS,but it isnt enough for the latest apps & Games & Developers attraction.they need the new GPU`s and CPU`s so they have less work to do instead of spending a lot of time trying to optimize them just to run smoothly on older SoC`s. for my opinion thats what they need & what i need to switch to Windows Phone.

18. YourNightmare

Posts: 32; Member since: Jun 12, 2013

How many cores does the iPhone have to be able to launch and perform those listed games by you perfectly??

23. icyrock1

Posts: 307; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

33. BesnikRrustemi

Posts: 44; Member since: Jan 08, 2013

iPhone is something else,they always build their custom chip and the secret is to the GPU,they use PowerVR SGX graphics,while adreno 225 is outdated,even the adreno 320 on my nexus 4 doesnt support motion blur and water effects in NFS Most wanted for example. Apple has to care for only one phone line,IPHONES,while WP is like android,different ram memory capacity,different SoC`s different clock speed etc.thats why,they can stay with dual core but they need to change at least the GPU.

21. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Nokia Wp8 does not need all the above specs you mentioned! ®

15. yahoo29

Posts: 71; Member since: Sep 15, 2012

I wish most developers would create many apps in Windows P.8 coz it's easier to create apps in WP8 than other OS.

16. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Where the hell did you get that from!?

25. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Mind your language Mr.Potatroll

28. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

i am a developer of android and he is half right to begin android is java based while windows phone 8 is .Net C and c++ the difference is java cant talk to hardware directly though the OS it requires a native code in C to its not too bad but have limitation for android while this thing is not any issue on wp8 result you have direct API for wp8 that can access hardware, this means less effort on coding but doesNOT mean EASY Still way more optimization possible thats one little reason why WP8 is really fast compared to android + i forgot to mention the ease of use of Virtual Studios 2013 and .NET developer kits are way more advanced PAID but very powerful . Android apps are developed on Eclipse its FREE but is empty till you start adding the plugIns seperatly and that is really pain in the Axx to do

17. bloodline

Posts: 706; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

I don't mind WP8 its still beneath IOS and Android, Android being top, IOS second. But its a good alternative if you don't like the current leaders. What i don't like is Microsoft slating Google..you don't have a better product and you know it, so you attack google else where. Stop acting like a big kid, accept you product is weaker but look to make it stronger

19. icyrock1

Posts: 307; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

It is funny people change there tone about 1080p screens when there OS of choice starts supporting it. Though, hopefully they aren't just going to act like they never said it wasn't a gimmick. Rather I hope people admit that they were wrong. Either way, this is great for consumers!

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