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Windows Phone 8.1 GDR2 update may bring 2K resolution & Snapdragon 805 support.

wp8.1We earlier reported about two GDR updates lined up for Windows Phone 8.1 with Windows Phone 9 targeted for end of 2014 to early 2015. GDR2 especially seems more interesting as it has been tipped to add some “broader hardware support”.

Now, we have some more info about this and as per our sources, GDR2 may add support for 2K resolution display and Snapdragon 805 processor. Seems, Windows Phone 8.1 has support for only two new resolutions QHD 960 x 540 and 854 x 480 and up to Snapdragon 800 in processors. But, if the tip has to believed, next Windows Phone 8.1 Builds are already getting tested with 2K resolution display and Snapdragon 805 support. We caught one such device on GFXBench sometime back.

Though, it seems better hardware support may be pushed much before with GDR1 update as well, if there are change in plans, due to vendor’s pressure and now Microsoft has many of them.


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  • Size of the margin should be reduced in start screen

  • Paul

    I would expect more support with low price tech, e.g. MediaTek and RockChip and maybe Samsungs own SoC. This could be more useful for all new indian and chinese manufacturers which where announced at BUILD2014.

    • maybe those chipset manufaturere’s SW doesn’t follow MS’s requirement..
      MediaTek and Rockchip’s bad optimazation and shit drivers are well known.