HP Falcon shows up in benchmark result, it's a Windows 10 Mobile phablet powered by the Snapdragon 820

HP Falcon shows up in benchmark result, it's a Windows 10 Mobile phablet powered by the Snapdragon 820
According to a recent discovery made in the GFXBench database, HP is working on a Snapdragon 820-powered Windows 10 Mobile phablet. Since this is the first time we're hearing about HP planning to launch a Windows Mobile/Phone device, make sure to digest this info with a double dose of salt.

The mysterious device is referred to as the HP Falcon, and the specs listed in the GFXBench result point out to a premium phablet running Microsoft's Windows 10 Mobile. 

According to the leaked benchmark result, the HP Falcon features specs that include a 5.8-inch display with a resolution of 1440 by 2560 pixels, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset, 2GB of RAM, and 64GB of onboard storage. In the imaging department, the HP Falcon appears to feature a 20MP primary camera and a 12MP selfie sensor on the front. 

Although HP currently sells a solid range of Windows-based tablets, the company has yet to launch a Windows Phone/Mobile device. After launching a few Android phablets in 2014 - as part of the mildly unsuccessful Slate Voicepad series - HP appeared to have lost its interest in the smartphone market.

Last month, HP broke out in two separate companies. HP Enterprise is the entity that provides software and business services while HP Inc is responsible for the personal computer and printer businesses. In this context, the news that HP plans to re-entry the smartphone market doesn't appear to be very credible. On the other hand, the new Continuum feature that Microsoft has baked inside Windows 10 Mobile could, in theory, open up the way for HP to attack the enterprise smartphone market. 

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10 Comments

1. Martineverest

Posts: 521; Member since: Oct 27, 2015

Enterprise version

2. Martineverest

Posts: 521; Member since: Oct 27, 2015

HP and Dell will help in moving windows phone to enterprise sector.... Guess they are preparing for x86 phones

8. Techist

Posts: 311; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

The Snapdragon 820 is an ARM SoC, not x86.

3. Deca-core

Posts: 75; Member since: Nov 20, 2015

why 2GB RAM and SD820 ? :V

5. GTNavy

Posts: 55; Member since: Oct 13, 2014

Full Windows 10 can run on 1GB RAM. This will run smoothly.

4. iusshpandeh

Posts: 250; Member since: Jul 23, 2014

2 GB probably means usable RAM! Remember back then when Lumia 950 was leaked showing just 1.5 GB RAM! I guess HP will have 4 GB RAM

6. QUINTESSENCE

Posts: 27; Member since: Sep 29, 2015

they said they will use intel inside?

7. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

ARMv7?

9. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I am Windows smartphone Owner/User so many Apps developers have made apps for Apple iphones and Android smart phones and have made too little Apps for Microsoft Windows phone 7, 8 , 8.1 that I am now convinced that the best smartphone For Microsoft to make is an Intel CPU based smartphone that can also run fiull x86 Desktop Programs as well as run Microsoft's new Universal Apps. a modified Windows 10 OS smart phone would have the huge Ecosystem of Ful windows desktop programs to fill in the gap of missing apps that developers for whatever reasons have not gotten to Windows smart phones. Desktop Programms would be best used in the Continuum mode of an advanced Windows 10 mobile smart phone. most Windows smartphone fans want The rumored new MS "Surface" smart phone to run ful dsktop programs. the trouble with any Windows 10 mobile device including the HP Falcon Windows 10 Mobile OS smart phone is will the developers accept making Universal apps that will work on all Windows 10 devices including a Windows 10 Mobile smart phone. it semms to me if I were Microsoft I would have a Windows 10 MOBILE smart phone in my DEVICE PROUCTS LINE that DOES RUN FULL WINDOWS WIN 32, x86 DESKTOP PROGRAMS

10. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

As windows 10 gains stream, and as the process to develop a windows 10 universal app becomes standard going forward, it will get app count over time. As well, windows rt had the ability to run some x86 stuff. With a 520 recently running windows rt for fun, this could happen with the newer arm's. Or with the hack community packaging android code for apps to run

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