Did Microsoft Just Hint at New Windows Phone 8 Resolution Support?
We just got done telling you about the new Facebook beta for Windows Phone 8 that Microsoft is trying to get some users interested in beta testing. That’s great news on its own, but in revealing the new version of the app, did Microsoft just show its cards regarding the rumored new resolution support for the platform?
The screenshots of the Facebook beta Microsoft provided sure look nice, but they don’t seem to accurately reflect how the app appears on currently-available Windows Phone handsets. Check out the comparison above, with one of Microsoft’s pics on the left, and a shot of the beta running on the 1280 x 768 Lumia 920 on the right.
Looking at the two, it really does seem like the MS image was intended for a higher-resolution screen, what with that noticeably thinner status bar and all. The thing is, 1280 x 768 is a high as things get at the moment, so what was the native resolution here?
There’s some speculation that this could have to do with rumors of forthcoming 1080p support. We really can’t say for sure with the evidence as it stands, but will admit sharing the feeling that there’s something Microsoft hasn’t told us about how these screenshots were produced.