A new Nokia smartphone running on Windows Phone 8 was spotted in the GFXBench scores. This new smartphone is powered by the quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. It seems that Nokia is ready with the GDR3 update that would enable Windows Phone 8 to support quad-core processors and the 1080p display resolution.

Nokia has already confirmed the GDR3 update, which is the major update that will bring quad-core processors and 1080p resolution to Windows Phone 8. And we might soon see Nokia in action as the company gets closer and closer to this major update. Recently, a new Nokia device showed up in GFXBench results, and there is a good possibility that this new device could mark the beginning of a new era for Nokia smartphones.

The benchmark indicates that a quad-core processor powered the Nokia device. However, the benchmark did not detect the CPU clock speed and the amount of RAM present on the device. The benchmark did mention that the device had an Adreno 305 GPU onboard. GFXBench confirmed that the new smartphone was manufactured by Nokia and that it ran Windows Phone 8 OS, but did not give out the name of the device.

Another fact given out by GFXBench indicates that this particular update might not be the one we all have been waiting for, since the Nokia device we are talking about had a 720p display, not a 1080p one.

If you don’t know yet, Qualcomm has already announced quad-core chipset that supports Windows Phone 8. Even though the device has a quad-core chipset, it would be difficult to predict which particular version was present in it since there has not been much information available about the same. Qualcomm has the Krait 300 based quad-core chipset with Adreno 305 GPU, and the Snapdragon 400 chipset that has a 1.2GHz quad-core CPU with LTE support.