Microsoft reveals hardware requirement for Windows 10 smartphones

WP_20150318_20_19_21_Rich[1]For all the things consumers criticize Microsoft for, there is one thing they cannot deny, Windows is one of the best performers in the mid-to-low range devices. That is what Windows was known for back in the Windows Phone 7 and Windows Phone 8, and now Microsoft is committed to bring the smooth experience on low-end hardware to Windows 10. At WinHEC, Microsoft revealed its new hardware requirement for OEMs to follow, and it looks quite simple.

Unsurprisingly, Microsoft is keeping the lowest requirement the same. The minimum amount of RAM is 512MB, 4GB of storage (with the capability of expanding via MicroSD slot).

For screen sizes, Microsoft is expanding its supports, from 3-inch to 7.9-inch devices, which can be a hint to a tablet and/or phablet Windows 10 device in the future. For the resolution, Windows 10 has the capability above FHD displays, including QSXGA (2560 x 2048), WXQGA (2560 x 1600) and QWXGA (2048 x 1140). The minimum require goes as low as FWCGA (854 x 480).

As for the processor, the limbo dance is also being danced by Microsoft. Starting out at the bottom, we got support for the Snapdragon 210 and 208 by Qualcomm (3G-only SoCs). Rising all the way to the top is the Snapdragon 810, 808; and the mid-rangers in between to mix it up, like the Snapdragon 615.

Let’s not forget about the desktop/laptop/tablet portion. At the lowest, the device has to have 16GB of built-in storage and 1GB of RAM. For the 64-bit version of Windows 10, 20GB of storage and 2GB is the base.

Source: Microsoft

Via: Windows Central

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