Continuing our Windows Phone Summit coverage, we detail the new resolutions announced for Windows Phone 8: In line with earlier leaks and expectations, Microsoft has now confirmed that Windows Phone 8 will ship with 3 supported resolutions (2 additional). Specifically:
- 480x800 (15:9)
- 768x1280 (15:9)
- 720x1280 (16:9)
The last of the resolutions, of course, is most desirable on a device because its full 720p resolution. That means no letterboxing -- you know, those annoying black bars on top and bottom.
Now you're probably thinking: What's with the two aspect ratios? We asked about this and it boils down to part costs and OEM flexibility. Let's be honest, OEMs targeting developing markets don't need or want to have the most expensive screen part. Nor do consumers in that market want to pay for one. So loosening on screen requirements is a win for a lot of folks.
Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been here covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics and ran the projectors at movie theaters, which has done absolutely nothing for his career.
Keep them coming. I'm working so staying updated here. Thanks!
Woot , waiting for some new stuff .
DANIEL RUBINO U DA MAN WITH THE BEST APP FOR NEWS ON WP
With 720x1280 support, why would anyone get a Win8 RT arm based tablet. Just get the phone.
And I bet people still aren't satisfied
If course troll won't be happy unless ms gives them a free phone.. :rolleyes:
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