HP to launch new mid-range Windows 10 Mobile smartphone


Although Windows 10 Mobile market share dropped below 1%, Microsoft will continue to support the platform and all those companies willing to launch new products powered by its mobile platform.

One of Microsoft's partners, HP is rumored to launch another Windows 10 Mobile handset in the coming months. After bringing Windows Phone fans the Elite x3, we reported less than two weeks ago that HP want to release a more consumer-focused phone next year.

Well, it looks like HP considers the upcoming smartphone a mid-range device rather than a high-end product. Rumor has it the phone will be powered by a Snapdragon 600 series processor, which is much lower than HP's Elite x3 that packs a top-of-the-line CPU.

Despite the fact that it will come with a mid-range processor inside, the HP smartphone will feature support for Continuum and the Desk Dock that the company is now selling along with the Elite x3.

It remains to be seen if HP will price its middle class smartphone accordingly, otherwise there's a high chance that many loyal fans will prefer a high-range handset powered by a different mobile platform.

Still, considering that Windows Phone is more of a business-oriented platform, demand for a mid-range smartphone could be high enough to justify HP's investment. The smartphone is expected to be announced next year, though it's still unclear when exactly that will happen.

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8 Comments

1. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Finally! HP now means business! My long-awaited Windows Mobile mid-ranger to try out Continuum! I'll be all over this upcoming mid-ranger, if it doesn't cross the $500 mark while being stuffed with a SD652 and 3GB RAM - I'll be sold.

2. uzbek-mobile-man

Posts: 118; Member since: Sep 27, 2014

I love Microsoft Lumia 950/950 XL and HP Elite X3, but, unfortunately, these phones support only GSM!!! I need CDMA+GSM phone. Because, I am a subscriber of Perfectum in Uzbekistan, which works on CDMA 800 MHz (like Verizon and Sprint) and UMS in Uzbekistan, which works on GSM 900/1800 MHz (like T-Mobile and AT&T) I hope this mid-range phone of HP will be CDMA+GSM smartphone!!!

3. avishekmukherjee

Posts: 362; Member since: Apr 09, 2015

Bro you have Hp elite X3? wow Superb

5. uzbek-mobile-man

Posts: 118; Member since: Sep 27, 2014

No, I don't have HP Elite X3. If it was CDMA+ GSM phone, I would buy it. I think, you didn't read my post carefully: I have written: "I love Microsoft Lumia 950/950 XL and HP Elite X3", I haven't written: "I have Microsoft Lumia 950/950 XL and HP Elite X3".

4. avishekmukherjee

Posts: 362; Member since: Apr 09, 2015

Awesome waiting

6. libra89

Posts: 2282; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

I'm curious if this turns out to be true.

7. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3139; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

I hope I'm wrong but I believe the minimum spec CPU for Continuum is the 800 series. I wouldn't buy a phone with a 600 series chip to run Continuum even if it could. Considering how the top-shelf SD820 gets hot, I can imagine what the stress would be on a lesser piece of silicon.

8. aljololzz

Posts: 85; Member since: Nov 07, 2016

I hope it's lag free.. go HP!

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