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Alcatel POP 2 is the first Windows Phone with a 64-bit processor

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Alcatel POP 2 is the first Windows Phone with a 64-bit processor
The Alcatel POP 2 is the Windows Phone version of an Android handset that uses the very same name. Sound familiar? This is exactly what HTC did with the HTC One (M8) for Windows. Like the Android version of this device, the Windows Phone variant is powered by a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 410 processor, and that means this is the first Windows Phone model with a 64-bit processor. The Adreno 306 GPU crunches the graphics.

The rest of the specs include a 4.5 inch, 480 x 854 resolution screen. 1GB of RAM is inside with 8GB of native storage. Back and front-facing cameras weigh in at 4MP and .3MP, respectively. A 2000 mAh cell keeps the lights on, and the device will be offered in white, blue, purple, green, red and yellow. A Dual SIM model is available.

So how much would you pay for the Alcatel POP 2 for Windows? The actual price is $154 USD, which would definitely put this phone in the value category.

Alcatel POP 2 is the first Windows Phone powered model with a 64-bit processor

Alcatel POP 2 is the first Windows Phone powered model with a 64-bit processor


source: WMPoweruser

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posted on 08 Sep 2014, 23:40 1

1. Aplusk (Posts: 120; Member since: 10 Nov 2013)


Nokia should have bought this processor in lumia 730.

posted on 09 Sep 2014, 02:18

11. AndyYan (Posts: 61; Member since: 10 Feb 2014)


+1, at least this should make 730 & 830 a bit more future-proof, all the while stealing the spotlight from Alcatel, who's NOT worth getting this kind of attention.

posted on 08 Sep 2014, 23:41 5

2. Liveitup (Posts: 1798; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


I'd like to see every OEM follow this trend and make both Android and WP versions of their devices, high end and low.

posted on 08 Sep 2014, 23:48 2

3. hurrycanger (Posts: 1572; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


- Look like 1st gen Moto G somehow (not a bad thing).
- Cameras are probably gonna suck real bad. At least it has a front camera though.
- I have a feeling the display is gonna look like crap. I owned the One Touch Fierce, and its display is really bad in term of viewing angle and color reproduction. The LG Optimus L90, for example, is miles ahead even though it has the same screen resolution.
- Decent specs. Nice to see 1gb of ram. Idk how 410 is gonna perform, but it seems positive.
- Build quality and durability? Not very positive on this, but I'll wait and see.

For $154, it seems okay.

posted on 08 Sep 2014, 23:59

4. fzacek (Posts: 2486; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


It looks exactly like the Moto G...

posted on 09 Sep 2014, 00:22

5. RandomUsername (Posts: 808; Member since: 29 Oct 2013)


Does WP8 even support 64 bit?

posted on 09 Sep 2014, 00:29 3

6. joey_sfb (Posts: 5983; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


No. They don't.

WP8.1 is 32 bit kernel. Maybe WP9 Microsoft could move it to 64 bit.

posted on 09 Sep 2014, 01:41 6

9. colinkiama (Posts: 60; Member since: 23 Nov 2013)


It does. Windows phone uses the NT kernel like Windows which supports up to 64 cores, since 8.0

posted on 09 Sep 2014, 03:21 3

13. joey_sfb (Posts: 5983; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Best joke I have heard is WP8.1 using NT kernel? Please check it out yourself.

NT Kernel was not made for ARM processors. Its made for DEC Alpha processor and INTEL x86.

Microsoft has to start from scrap to code for ARM processor with RT and WP. Which explain why x86 Windows is not compatible with RT and WP.

posted on 09 Sep 2014, 06:46 3

20. elitewolverine (Posts: 5188; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


You do know that it is well known, documented, and well FACT that windows phone 8 is the NT kernel and supports 64 cores since its introduction.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Phone_8

all the links you need are at the bottom.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hybrid_kernel

posted on 09 Sep 2014, 07:47 3

21. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Read young one. Support for 64 cores =/= 64-bit.

http://forums.wpcentral.com/windows-phone-8/241879-should-we-expect-64-bit-windows-phones-very-soon-nt-kernel.html

posted on 09 Sep 2014, 09:26

27. elitewolverine (Posts: 5188; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


I never said 64 cores = 64 bit. Show me the post. Or are your reading skills THAT BAD.

By supporting the NT kernel, moving from 32bit and 64bit is not as heavy lifiting having to rewrite an OS. Well that is what is implied by it running on the NT kernel

And was in direct response to someone stating that wp8 was not a windows NT kernel.

And then you link to a forum that has no links to any articles or documents like i posted. Here is a cookie for trynig.

My original post stands. Windows phone 8, runs on the NT kernel. Does that mean it is native 64bit? no. Does it mean it will support it? Yes with relative ease.

posted on 09 Sep 2014, 09:43

28. gazmatic (Posts: 795; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


Holy s**t!!! You win!!! A FORUM POST!!! OMG

Dude. 64 bit is not new. The Nintendo 64 had 64 bit. The Atari f**king jaguar had 64 bit.

I swear. You guys don't even do any research.

64 bit was implemented to address more than 4gb of ram. That's it. Name a reason why a phone needs 8gb of ram? A tablet maybe but not a phone.

But, gimmick sells. Much specs, much ram, much wow.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/64-bit_computing

posted on 09 Sep 2014, 01:42

10. colinkiama (Posts: 60; Member since: 23 Nov 2013)


If it didn't why would they show 8.1 in the picture?

posted on 09 Sep 2014, 03:25

15. joey_sfb (Posts: 5983; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


From your reasoning, you can believe whatever you want.

Cheers!

posted on 09 Sep 2014, 04:51 1

17. colonel (Posts: 9; Member since: 22 Jun 2013)


Windows phone 8 does support 64 bit. windows phone runs on NT kernel

posted on 09 Sep 2014, 09:14

25. gazmatic (Posts: 795; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


How does the phone run if it doesn't support the OS?

I swear common sense is like a super power. RARE AS f**k

posted on 09 Sep 2014, 03:24 1

14. arjunkr (Posts: 2; Member since: 09 Sep 2014)


its 64bit

posted on 09 Sep 2014, 00:31 1

7. sukampret (Posts: 36; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)


i love wp, and it is my current phone. but those on screen button is soo eeww.w.w....destroying modern(metro) ui

posted on 09 Sep 2014, 00:47

8. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


All that potential CPU power, all the other specs are a disappointment. Oh well, maybe it will appeal to the spec-obsessed.

posted on 09 Sep 2014, 03:32

16. DogeShibe (Posts: 1113; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)


"All that potential CPU power , all the other specs are a disappointment"

Why so?

posted on 09 Sep 2014, 02:24

12. fiebor (Posts: 25; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


They tried, but they should do more, Nokia is always on top of the game, when they where in symbian, they did it, java, they did it, meego, they did it, wp, they are also doing, next is android, and they will produce lag free phones, but mind you, nokia are coming back with full momentum, with windows and android.

posted on 09 Sep 2014, 09:18

26. gazmatic (Posts: 795; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


Lag free Android? Not possible. Android is emulated. Meaning that there will always be lag. Dalvik is synonymous with lag and jit hasn't improved much.

Android has to be written from the bottom up. Kill off Java. Only then can it be completely lag free.

Until then they will use specs to mask the lag

posted on 09 Sep 2014, 05:01

18. xoxoGeorges (Posts: 209; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


I am too excited for this lol. I was always fond of Alcatel for some reason and a 64-bit processor means less resuming screens I'm all for it.

posted on 09 Sep 2014, 05:56 1

19. janno (Posts: 144; Member since: 19 Aug 2014)


At least Android L supports ARMv8. I doubt WP8.1 does, and probably won't until mid to late next year when WP9 comes out.

posted on 09 Sep 2014, 07:53 1

23. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


WP8.1 doesn't. WP9 probably will.

posted on 09 Sep 2014, 07:51

22. gaara6775 (Posts: 738; Member since: 20 May 2014)


I hope this don't lag.

posted on 09 Sep 2014, 08:52 1

24. joey_sfb (Posts: 5983; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


I don't think it will. In fact I have never seem a device that lag.

Only heard the word from haters posting.

Do all hater use poorly made OEM phones that lag so badly?

posted on 09 Sep 2014, 10:10

29. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1556; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


if this smart phone could work on Verizon I would buy one as a second Windows smart phone and yes Windows smart phones do use the "NT Core" since Windows 8. I bought a windows 8 smart phone because of 2 reasons I-NT CORE and 2=Live tiles which update data within the tiles instead of having a smart phone with pretty little dead icons shortcuts on the screen. Microsoft does need to round off the 4 corners of the tiles to give them a better refreshed look. It will help improve their smart phones sales because their smart phones and tablets will look better. Windows 8.1 is a game changer and even more features are coming to windows smart phones. Folks stop hating Microsoft it has a New CEO and has changed.

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