Microsoft will soon be releasing the first update to Windows Phone 8.1. The GDR1 update is currently being tested by phone manufacturers, and not surprisingly a few forthcoming features have leaked, The Verge reports. Also Read - Microsoft Lumia 540 dual-SIM launched for $149, to arrive in India in May: Specifications, featuresAlso Read - Microsoft Lumia 435 -- the most affordable Windows Phone handset -- launched in India for Rs 5,999
Windows Phones will now support folders. So essentially, when you drag a Live Tile on top of another, it will create a folder. This feature is similar to the feature that has been present on iOS and Android for a few years. Other new features include support for 7-inch devices, 1280×800 pixel resolutions, and dual-SIM capabilities with both GSM and CDMA network support. Also Read - Microsoft announces free Windows 10 upgrade for Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows Phone 8.1 users
Another important feature expected is the support for interactive cases. These cases can either display information or wake the phone when they are opened. Android and iOS devices again have supported such cases for quite some time. According to the publication, HTC is said to be developing a Dot View case launched with the One (M8) for its forthcoming Windows Phone smartphone.
The publication further claims that GDR1 update for Windows Phone 8.1 could be released to developers as early as next week.