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Windows Phone 8 one step closer to 1080p support -- report

The operating system will soon support the higher resolution, if files within Visual Studio 2013 are any indication.

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Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 operating system might soon support 1080p resolution, leaked file information in Visual Studio 2013 suggests.

Former Nokia and Microsoft engineer Justin Angel tweeted out on Monday an image of Visual Studio 2013. The image showed Windows Phone 8 emulator files containing 1080p resolution of 1,920 x 1,080.

Microsoft's mobile operating system supports 720p resolution, as well as WVGA and WXGA. Full 1080p support, however, has been sorely lacking from the operating system. The resolution is available on several Android handsets.

For its part, Microsoft hasn't confirmed that 1080p support is coming to Windows Phone 8. Still, it seems like a safe bet, considering the company's platform is behind on the resolution front.

(Via The Verge)