Nokia could be preparing to release another Windows Phone device later this year, if a new leak proves to be correct, and it may be one of the first on sale to boast a quad-core processor. Windows Phone currently only supports dual-core chips, but in the next software upgrade this will change, as quad-core support will be introduced.
The phone is tentatively known as the Lumia 825, according to a leaked document featuring a basic spec list, which makes it sound like the successor to the Lumia 810, which went on sale late last year. It’s quite an upgrade to the mid-range Lumia 810 though.
Apparently its screen size may be increased to 5.2-inches, up from 4.3-inches, and the resolution will go up to 1280×720 – a considerable improvement over the 480×800 pixels on the 810. On to the processor, the leak lists it as having four cores and being accompanied by the Adreno 305 graphics chip. This could mean it’s one of Qualcomm’s new quad-core Snapdragon 400 chips.
This is the second time we’ve seen news of a quad-core Nokia Windows Phone, as the same details showed up on benchmarking website GFXBench recently, where the Adreno 305 graphics chip was put to the test.
If the Lumia 825 is more than just a quad-core test mule for Nokia, rumors are gathering we’ll see its official announcement in October, which is around a year after the Lumia 820 went on sale. It’ll round up a busy year for Nokia, as it has released a string of new Windows Phone devices over the past months, including the 41 megapixel Lumia 1020.