Windows Phone device with Snapdragon 805 and 2K display pops up under the name of Qualcomm LiQUID

Windows Phone device with Snapdragon 805 and 2K display pops up under the name of Qualcomm LiQUID

The all-telling GFXBenchmark database has spat out this little gem you see above, indicating that a Windows device with Snapdragon 805 and Adreno 420 GPU might be in testing, under the codename Qualcomm LiQUID. 

Just as Windows Phone 8 brought support for 1080p displays, the next 8.1 version, that is likely to be announced today at Microsoft's BUILD conference, could bring support for Quad HD (1440x2560 pixels) screens. Granted, what we see above is quite a "cropped" section of that, at 1422x800 pixels, but the device title hints that this is actually a Qualcomm reference board that marries Windows Phone with the upcoming Snapdragon 805 chipset for testing purposes, which typically also includes scaling at different resolutions. 

Stay tuned for our boots on the BUILD conference ground, where all will be revealed in just a few hours from now. The nice thing about the new Snapdragon 801 and 805 processors, is that they offer a very significant boost in image processing speeds. This would resolve the saving speed issue with Nokia's huge Lumia 1020 PureView camera sensor, and its slow shot-to-shot times, so that we can have our 41 MP mobile camera cake, and eat it, too.

source: GFXBench via NPU

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27 Comments

1. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Yeah, the Nokia Lumia 1820 is true.

9. RobVLC

Posts: 13; Member since: Apr 02, 2014

It could be confirmed soon! I hope... nokialumia.es/2014/04/01/noreve-confirma-la-existe​ncia-del-nokia-lumia-1820/

23. Beijendorf unregistered

Unfortunately, no. http://www.wpcentral.com/no-there-no-nokia-lumia-1820 In case you don't know who Daniel Rubino is, he knows a lot, has a lot of contacts and is rarely wrong. I'll trust him before any wildly speculative anonymous rumours.

27. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Maybe different number(15##) but could be a another phablet from Nokia.

2. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Going by MS's speed this phone will probably land about in 2017

3. express77 unregistered

with that money and talented guys, ms should have brought those features in wp8. should work faster for the sake of the competition and no restrictions.

4. amirlukmanhisyam

Posts: 44; Member since: Jun 26, 2012

I think the main purpose of diverting from Windows Mobile to Windows Phone is to restrict the users from accessing their own phones especially WP7... Still prefer the flexiblity of WM and how versatile it is...

5. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Exactly. Its been a year since Windows 8.1 on Desktop was released and still general consumers can't enjoy the features on their phones which were available to Android/ios since 2009. The disparity is huge. MS is just too bureaucratic and complacent.

11. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

I must agree with you, WP has a very slow development rate. But I still have a hope on WP 8.1

6. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

The same thing also happen in 2013 when 1080p flagships flooded the market. Many people think that 1080p will consume a lot more power compared to 720p, but the fact says otherwise. But for me QHD display only good for device with higher than 5.5 inch display, below than that it's an overkill.

7. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

D*mn!!! You changed your comment.

8. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Sorry :P..........Nokia fanboys would've owned me if i wrote that.

14. sbw44

Posts: 433; Member since: Dec 04, 2012

Look who's talking! one of the biggest android troll on this site! I mean honestly why can't you accept that WP is getting better and better? Are you that worried that WP might actually become better than android?

16. papss unregistered

That's what you get with fandroids from this site. You will get used to their moronic comments

21. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

It goes both ways, unless you're implying, we don't see guys like the first poster in android articles?

18. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Yeah, sure..........I will be worried from an OS who ditches its old platform (WP7) and can't change a wallpaper ?!bhahahaahhaha XD Whatever floats your boat, buddy !

19. papss unregistered

Oh no!! I can't change my wallpaper!! How could they.

24. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Whatever will i do...oh nooooo...no wallpaper, my excel workload depends on it! As well as the 30million songs, oh crap my lockscreen music artist wallpaper is covering my wallpaper....nooooooooooooo. Sorry when a grid of icons ruins the view of your wallpaper, it means nothing.

20. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

WP is getting better and better, but it's really slow. I hope that WP 8.1 is a huge update.

10. DarkRadeonFX

Posts: 37; Member since: Mar 29, 2014

Bring it on.....Can't live with my 1020 forever...

12. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Hell yeah...

13. aman5mathur

Posts: 238; Member since: Mar 28, 2014

At last MS is doing something for nokia

15. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2348; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

This could be only the phone, that replaces my 1020... Bring it Nokia

17. papss unregistered

I love that the first comments are from fandroids that add nothing to this site..effing trolls.. Now onto this topic.. I'm glad m$ is updating for this to keep them level with the my space OS and IOS

22. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Again, read, no android article goes by without WP trolls trolling. Prove to me where they like Sipps and Roddy do not?

25. papss unregistered

It's not even compatible to the level fandroids do on wp.. don't be silly.. also I'm not sure who sipps is.. Rodney hasn't posted in a while and when he did at least it was with some truth.

26. Diego!

Posts: 859; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

OMG!!! This is simply amazing!!! Nokia Lumia 1820, for real! ;D But wait... why the screen of Nokia Lumia 1520 is stated as 720p when it is FHD 1080p? Is there a typo?

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