We will know all about the Windows Phone 8.1 update later today at the Microsoft Build conference and we should also see a couple of new devices from Nokia running Windows Phone 8.1. But we have come across something, which might be the base of future Windows Phone flagships. At the GFXBenchmark database, a new device has popped up under the name of Qualcomm Liquid, which seems to be a reference Windows Phone device.
The details we get from the Qualcomm Liquid listing is that the device is a reference for Windows Phone devices that will feature the Snapdragon 805 processor and high resolution 2K/QHD displays. As per the listing, the device features a screen resolution 1422×800 pixels, which makes us believe that it is cropped from a QHD/2K (2560x1440p) display. There’s Snapdragon 805 with Adreno 420 GPU.
Windows Phone 8 GDR3 update brought support for 1080p displays and Snapdragon 800, so it seems fitting that Windows Phone 8.1 will bring support for QHD displays and the next gen Snapdragon 805. Well, we should find out later today as Microsoft details Windows Phone 8.1.
We had been complaining about Microsoft being slow in the past year with very minor updates to Windows Phone but it seems Microsoft has been working hard behind the closed doors. Windows Phone 8.1 should bring the OS on par with the big giants like Android and iOS when it comes to features and Microsoft also seems to be working hard to support the next gen hardware. All in all, Windows Phone and Nokia fans are sure in for a treat later today.