Could ZTE be lining up the first full HD Windows Phone?

Could ZTE be lining up the first full HD Windows Phone?Samsung Galaxy Note II? Pffff... that's tiny. If you really want to go large, you should check this bad boy out: a new Windows Phone 8 heavy-hitter from China's ZTE rumoured to have a massive 5.9in a display goodness.

A photo of said device has leaked via Weibo, and while there's not much to go on by way of details, there's enough to suggest this could be the most interesting Windows Phone handset to emerge so far.

Given the claimed screen size, it'll be no surprise to hear talk of a full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution to go with it – or at least not till you remind yourself that this is supposed to be a Windows Phone 8 Apollo handset, which doesn't officially support anything above 720p.

But according to WMPowerUser, that's just officially, as the Windows Phone 8 kernel can in fact handle 1080p with a few minor tweaks – ones, it seems, ZTE has gone ahead and made.

There are still one or two good reasons not to get too carried away just yet, however. First of all, you'd have to assume ZTE wouldn't be planning on going full HD without Microsoft's blessing, and it's hard to imagine that actually happening.

So far, Microsoft has managed to keep a fairly even hand across its major Windows Phone partners Nokia, HTC and Samsung. But that balance would surely be shattered if another device came along offering a screen resolution better than any other WinPho handset, and one that Microsoft doesn't even actually support.

Leaving all that aside, though, it's encouraging to hear that Windows Phone might finally be about to offer more diversity than we've seen so far - even if in this case "diversity" seems to mean "a phone that needs its own room".

Anyone able to weigh in on how feasible the 1080p bump is on Windows Phone? Feel free to share with the class in the Comments...

Via Slashgear

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Pondlife  Nov. 8, 2012 at 12:44

I think you've got it nailed on there, don't see anyone being allowed a 1080p screen on wp8. (for now?)

Dread to think of the dimensions of it.

B1zarr0Prim3  Nov. 9, 2012 at 09:48

5.9" screen?!?!!
Thats not a phone!


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