Dell Stack Windows 10 phablet looks gorgeous in leaked render

HP Elite x3 is one of the most powerful smartphones running Windows 10 Mobile, but the recently launched Alcatel Idol 4S is not bad either. Unfortunately, Microsoft's mobile platform is no position to compete with the mighty Android and iOS, so few handset makers continue to launch smartphone powered by this particular OS.

In fact, some even canceled their Windows 10 Mobile projects, although they were pretty advanced in the development. News about such a device surfaced last week when word about a Dell high-end smartphone made headline.

The device was still being prototyped when it was canceled. Still, we've got some information on the Windows 10 Mobile device's specs. Today, we also have a picture to show you, courtesy to reputable leaker Evan Blass.

The so-called Dell Stack should have been a phablet with a huge 6.4-7.0 inch display that would support full HD (1080p) resolution. Moreover, Dell wanted to include an Intel X86 chipset inside, which could have easily turned it into a desktop or laptop device.

Dell's canceled phablet/tablet device should have been packs with a large amount of RAM, possibly between 4GB and 8GB (the first of its kind), as well as 128GB and 256GB of internal memory.

The picture leaked recently shows the Dell Stack comes with a dock that features two slots. The second one might have been filled with a second battery

Rumors about the Dell Stack date from back 2014 when it was expected to be launched on the market sometime in 2017, but now it's believed to have been canned.

source: Evan Blass



1. Freeza

Posts: 95; Member since: Apr 03, 2016


2. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1176; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

What a shame, its unfortunate it got canned as this is super close to the point where our phones become true convergence devices going from hand held mobiles to a full blown desktop when plugged into a dock with 15inch display and keyboard. We are so close the hardware is there now, unlike when Moto brought the Atrix.

7. vananucho

Posts: 83; Member since: Jun 01, 2011

When the Atrix came out it was the 2nd Dual Core phone in the market, and I hated it so much and I hated myself for spending on it, while my buddies were rocking their iphones & Galaxy s2's and getting updated to newer SW. I then grabbed a WP8 lumia 920 and that was the next deception I had with a new flagship. It had a nice camera tho' but it was a far cry from the promise of a proper "Windows" experience on phone. From there, I just stopped buying flagship phones at all and sticked to the LG G2 to the date. But hell, if a x86 full windows phone ever launched, I would buy it in a heartbeat. I wish I could a shrink my Toshiba Encore 2 Tablet and add a GSM radio to it.

3. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Wait. Lemme get this straight. From the article venture beat posted some days ago, the device hasn't been cancelled since it wasn't based off of intel's atom cpu, just that nobody knows what exactly is the situation at this point. Which brings me to the fact that I don't know why PA are so bent on insisting that it was cancelled. 2. If the device is indeed cancelled, why does even blass keep posting pictures, promotional materials and news/updates about it so judiciously. Firstly, it was (in april) "I have something that'll blow your minds" 2. It was "would an "intel laptop class cpu" running windows 10 have blown your minds?" 3. it was "its much more than a concept, stay tuned" with lifestyle pictures of promotional materials after a guy from the verge said it was just a nice concept and nothing more 4. it was just "stay tuned" 5. it was a full-on article about the mysterious "would've been" device code-named "dell stack" 6. it is now a render of the device in a dock. So my question is this. Why would evan be doing this so judiciously if there weren't substance to the whole story? And if there really any substance, don't you think evan is just being childish? By raising the hopes of a few die hard windows fans when that's all there is to it.. Just hope? Its like deliberately flogging a dead horse when there's absolutely no need for it.

4. aashis.sapkota

Posts: 85; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

This is what I had been thinking myself.

9. hemedans

Posts: 757; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

one important thing, stack use intel kabylake cpu, if it was old device then how did they get kabylake cpu in the past?

5. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3147; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Venture Beat's own article from just a few days ago doesn't have this device as killed off. Serious reading comprehension issues at work here Cosmin, need to tighten up.

6. vananucho

Posts: 83; Member since: Jun 01, 2011

This is what I always wanted that M$ never made. I also wanted a surface phone :( and the Elite X3's ARM CPU doesn't cut it for PC tasks. Why microsoft cant launch a full x86-64 phone with proper PC capabilities?

10. phldlphn unregistered

Cosmic V. is clearly not a native English speaker, or PA is just doing a poor job of editing their articles. Let me edit this article for you. HP Elite x3 is the most powerful smartphone running Windows 10 Mobile, and the recently launched Alcatel Idol 4S is a respectable mid-range device. Unfortunately, Microsoft's mobile operating system is currently not in a position to compete with the overwhelming popularity of Android and iOS. Production of Windows 10 Mobile handsets has decreased due to the lack of demand. The absence of interest in Windows 10 Mobile has directly hindered production of many handsets, even those in the later stages of development. Dell's rumored high-end phablet, that surfaced in news headlines last week, is believed to have been canceled or postponed. And you know what ... I stopped editing/rewriting the rest of the article because I checked the source. The source of this article is simply the picture Evan Blass posted on his Twitter. I'm unsure of where the writer got his information from, but if you read it, you'll be able to tell that a vast majority of the article is speculation.

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