Saturday, 14 June 2008

Further confirmation that WQVGA and VGA resolutions are coming to S60


I posted a couple weeks back that two new resolutions would be appearing on FP2 devices but as one should expect, some questioned the credibility of my source. Well, now there's evidence that even you(my readers) can verify for yourselves that proves that WQVGA and VGA will finally be appearing on S60 phones near you.

Recently, I got my hands on a N78 for a few minutes. Within 45 seconds I had it hacked and immediately began exploring the system folders. This is where my discovery came from.

If you want to check for yourself, just follow these simple instructions on your phone:
1) Using any file browser, navigate to Z:\
2) Go to System\Data\Templates.

What do you see? A bunch of folders with numbers for names. These numbers also have something strange in common... They're all resolutions supported by the OS of the phone. If you're using a Symbian 9.1 or 9.2 device, you'll see the following folders:
176x208
208x176
240x320
320x240
352x416
416x352
800x352

However, if you're on a Symbian 9.3 device like the N78 for example, you'll see:

176x208
208x176
240x320
320x240
320x480
352x416
416x352
480x320
480x640
640x480
800x352

See that? VGA and WQVGA resolutions are supported by FP2 and if FP1 is anything to go by, ALL resolutions in the templates folder will be used on atleast 1 device.

So, Nokia, when will we be seeing these new devices?

7 comments:

  1. Yagiza

    I hope this device will be a successor of Nokia E90 with video out! (^_^)V

  2. Anonymous

    And it proves exactly what?
    That N78 has VGA display? No
    Maybe N78 is capable of running at VGA resolution? Again no.
    Then what?

    Just because these two res mentioned as "standard" it does not mean they are "coming"... well eventually - no doubts, not necessarily now. I seriously doubt we'll see any of these on S60 3.2 (aka FP2)

  3. Mr-X

    I never said that the N78 had a VGA display nor did I say it would be getting one, exactly why are you mentioning this?

    Like I said, in FP1, all of these resolutions were used on atleast one device. ALL OF THEM.

    Why would they be there if they weren't supported?

    Once again, I will stick to what I have written here as I am now 99% certain that these resolutions WILL be used in FP2.

  4. bn326160

    i think they are just there IF they should make a device with this res.

  5. Anonymous

    I'm 99.99% certain we'll NEVER see VGA on FP2... as they'll come first on S60 5.0 ... yes, that's "touch"

  6. Mr-X

    Only time will tell.

  7. Anonymous

    It is a bit tragicomic that while you argue about whether higher resolutions are coming we have seen Nokia droping 416x352 while that was a fantastic combination on E70...

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