These are two of the first Windows 10 smartphones that should be launched this year


While Windows 10 for PCs and tablets will be available starting June 29, Windows 10 for smartphones will arrive a bit later. Naturally, Microsoft will be among the first to release handsets running Windows 10 out of the box (new Lumias, of course), but there are also little-known companies that will join the party. One of these companies is Cherry Mobile, a top smartphone maker in the Philippines.

Cherry Mobile this week announced that it's getting ready to launch two Windows 10 handsets: Alpha Prime 5, and Alpha Prime 4. Both will be powered by 1.1 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 210 processors, featuring LTE and 2 MP front-facing cameras. The Alpha Prime 5 (pictured above) will sport a 5-inch display of unknown resolution, also offering an 8 MP rear camera, 1 GB of RAM, and 8 GB of storage space. The Alpha Prime 4 (which probably looks a lot like the Prime 5) will feature a 4-inch display, 512 MB of RAM, and 4 GB of internal memory.

Cherry Mobile didn't say exactly when it's going to start selling its Windows 10 smartphones, and neither for what prices. In any case, this is the first company (besides Microsoft) to announce Windows 10 handsets.

sources: Cherry Mobile (Facebook), Gadgetpilipinas via Windows Central

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17 Comments

1. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Im looking forward windows 10, for desktop and lappy of course, M$ smartphone is not for me

2. Jason2k13

Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

me to, i dont see anything new for phones but looking forward to it on my surface pro 3.

6. ZeroCide

Posts: 810; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

windows continuum

13. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

That's still half-baked on the phone end, but it's definitely going in the right direction. When they unveil a SmartPhone that performs on-par with an i5/256GB SSD/8GB RAM Surface Pro 2, and has a dock that transforms it into a FULL Surface Pro 2 (i.e. equal in hardware/software versatility, compatibility, AND performance). In other words, unveil a SmartPhone that merges the gap between the SmartPhone, Tablet, Laptop, & Desktop PC form-factors, similar to this rendering (but with full WIndows of course), then Windows Continuum would be complete on the phone end: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ruf97ilgrxloyjg/SmartPhone%20to%20Tablet%20Dock.png?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/q8lo6z3txp2u1ju/SmartPhone%20to%20Tablet%20to%20Laptop%20Dock.jpg?dl=0 The Surface Pro has already merged the gap between the latter 3 PC form-factors. If Microsoft manages to pull this off, it would be the FIRST SmartPhone that justifies a price tag way over $600 (I can justify a 64GB S6 at this price), IMO, and I would proudly pay $1500 for it.

14. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

The question is all about price. While you may pay 1500, the market wouldn't support such a price, putting it into very small company. For me, I want an AMD phone, running windows 10 phone. Priced around 500 with a 1520+ snapper on the back.

15. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

That's what shortsighted people were thinking about the Surface Pro; it's just another tablet so it's overpriced being over $1000. All it takes is proper marketing and it'll begin selling well like the Surface Pro 3. Can't be holding back and limiting technology just 'cause of the ignorant people on earth when you're not the greedy Apple...innovation for the better is always welcome. As for AMD, not sure if I'd want that in any of my devices...based on experience. But if they pull it off with that, would still give it a shot and see if AMD is any better than what it previously offered.

3. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

Id never heard about Cherryl before (Honduras).

17. marcski07

Posts: 600; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

cherry mobile is local brand from philippines, selling rebranded phones, probably on your country too. in america they have "BLU" i think...

4. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Anyone got anything about the SP4 announcement?

7. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

Nope, sadly. HP teased a new tablet today though, if that interests you. It is designed to take notes.

5. charlesxph

Posts: 35; Member since: Jan 04, 2015

Theyre the no1 selling phone by volume in the Philippines

10. gaming64 unregistered

Not quite. Totally undisputed numbers. I see more Samsung than Cherry Mobile here. They have really good phones though. The build quality is excellent and specs implementation isnt half bad

8. alterans

Posts: 15; Member since: Jun 03, 2015

I understand that the low end market is Microsoft's bread and butter for the Windows Phone platform, but to trot out these two super low end phones to herald in the next version of the platform is dumb. I wan't windows phone to succeed, but I demand a high end device that can compete with the iPhone's and Galaxies of the world if I were ever to even consider switching. It is also kind of lame to name the thing PRIME; the word alone makes you think of something premium.

9. gaming64 unregistered

Most people here buy low ends. This is gonna be great for Microsoft.#proudpinoy

11. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

210 snapdragon?lol

12. NightSurfer

Posts: 101; Member since: Sep 06, 2014

Its not surprising that Windows 10 will run smoothly with 512MB RAM, even android OS in its early days runs smoothly with that memory and designed to run with low-end to midrange devices.

16. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

Windows 10 will have some limitations with 512MB.

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