In early April, it was rumored that Microsoft might bring the full HD support for Windows Phone 8. Now a recent finding, made by a former employee of Nokia and Microsoft, Justin Angel, in the emulator shipped with Visual Studio 2013 Preview has strengthened the rumors.

Justin has found some of emulator’s skin files that reference a full HD display confirming support for high-resolution screens; though Microsoft hasn’t made any comment on it yet.

Credit: @JustinAngel on Twitter
Credit: @JustinAngel on Twitter

Now the speculations are high and the upcoming GDR3 OS refresh may bring the full HD support to Windows Phone 8 and we may see 1080p handsets very soon. Currently the OS supports WVGA (800×480), 720p (1280×720) and WXGA (1280×768) resolutions.

Moreover, the GDR3 OS refresh aids support for quad-core chip from Qualcomm and notification center along with support for 5-inch and higher devices. Undoubtedly such improvements will help Windows Phone to stand against Android, ruling with 70% of market share.

Besides the rumor mill also cites that the Nokia Lumia EOS (also known as Lumia PureView 1020) would come with a full HD screen, although it appears to be a WXGA resolution.

To discover the truth, simply follow Nokia’s July 11th event in New York.


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