Rumour: Microsoft’s 2016 flagships may run Snapdragon 820 processors

Microsoft’s 2015 flagships are yet to ship yet, but according to NokiaPowerUser’s sources Microsoft is already testing the next generation of Windows phones.

They report at least 2 flagship handsets set to be released at the end of 2016 are under testing, and that they are being tested with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 processor.

The processor is built on 14 nm technology, has a 64 bit Kryo CPU core, and features the Adreno 530 GPU which is 40 percent faster than the Snapdragon 810’s Adreno 430 GPU. The handsets may feature the same advanced cooling technology as found on the Lumia 950 XL.

They also report that Microsoft is indeed working on the Intel-powered Surface phone, which will be aimed at businesses, feature support for win32 apps and have “enhanced continuum.”

From earlier rumours the Surface phone is set for the first half of 2016 and will not necessarily feature flagship specs.

Of course it remains to be seen if Microsoft will still be in the phone business in a year’s time, given the recent significant drop in sales after Microsoft’s most recent change in strategy.

Will any of our readers be skipping this generation and wait for the next? Let us know below.


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