Various tech giants are gearing up to launch their Windows Phone 8 based devices in the market later this year. Although the center of attention among such smart phones happens to be Nokia devices, there are other companies who would also be launching their Windows 8 devices. During the second quarter of 2012, the penetration of Windows 8 based smart phones in the US market has increased to some extent, although still the overall percentage hasn’t exceeded 1.3 percent. In this, Nokia phones constitute a mere 0.3 percent while the combined percentage of HTC and Samsung phones happens to be 0.5 percent.
Sources have revealed that Samsung would soon launch its Windows 8 based phone whose code name is Samsung SGH-i687. Although so far there is no information regarding the physical structure and detailed technical specs of this device, the XML file on Samsung’s servers show that the screen of this handset would have a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels. The fact that this handset would be running Windows Phone 8 is known because the XML file shows that it would have support for IE 10, which is a feature that is exclusive to the Windows 8 phones.
This can mean that Samsung would not be making 720p HD screens for its Windows 8 based phones, since the company is already having trouble fulfilling the demand for the HD screen enabled Samsung Galaxy S3. Besides, Samsung would not like to devote too much attention to a Windows 8 phone in the presence of other devices which have larger market worth. It is also possible that Samsung is planning on launching SGH-i687 as a budget device with reasonable specs.
So far most of the information is based on conjecture and speculation only. But screen resolution for a smart phone is important since screen happens to be among the most expensive components inside a smart phone. If low resolution panels are used in the development of screen, it can significantly reduce the overall cost of the device. Besides, the sharpness of images and text on the screen is important from the perspective of any user. Samsung might be aiming at a low cost Windows 8 phone which is certainly not a bad strategy.