Alleged Dual Boot Android and Windows 10 device spotted in China

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As the wait for Windows 10 for Phones and Small tablets under 8 inches intensifies, another rumour has emerged about a new device. Taking a refreshing break from all the Lumia 940/1040/1540 rumours, GizmoChina reports that a new device has been leaked on Weibo which runs both Windows 10.0 and Android 5.0. This device is made by the Chinese Company Wen Yan and goes under the name Wen Yan Sofia. Interestingly, it is alleged to use the Intel SoFia(Smart or Feature-phone with Intel Architecture) chip rather that Qualcomm’s Snapdragon SOCs. The other rumoured specs are a 5 inch 1080p HD, 32 GB of storage, a 13 MP camera paired with a 5MP front facing Camera, all topped off with a healthy 2GB of RAM.

Now here’s the salt. Windows Phone isn’t able to support Intel SOCs as of yet, though this may change with the Windows 10 for Phones and Small tablets update due later this year. Here are some of the leaked images:

More interesting is the inclusion of capacitative keys as opposed to software ones. This casts doubt on the device being a traditional dual boot device and perhaps more like the HTC One M8 or Alcatels low-end Pop phones. Even then, Google doesn’t exactly encourage dual-boot phones although one could argue that China’s lack of Google would make this issue irrelevant for the OEMs.
Again, this is just a rumour and one that has yet been confirmed by any party involved so take it with as much salt as your doctor allows.

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