HP is expected to unveil its HP Falcon Windows 10 phone at the upcoming MWC in Barcelona, a direct competitor to the Microsoft Lumia 950 XL.
Renowned PC manufacturer HP will reportedly churn out its first Windows 10 Mobile powered smartphone early next year. Bidness Etc reported that there might be a surprising announcement of a handset dubbed as the HP Falcon, which might come during the forthcoming Mobile World Congress to be held in Barcelona.
The HP Falcon Windows 10 smartphone will reportedly get the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor bundled with Adreno 530 GPU and 2GB of RAM. Other specs include a 5.8-inch QHD display, 64GB of internal storage while optics expected include a 20MP rear camera along with a 12MP front selfie cam.
The report further adds that the launch of the HP Falcon will give Windows fans more options and might even push Microsoft to go ahead with its rumored Surface phone. Currently, there are barely a few Windows 10 powered handsets out there. For now, we have the flagship duo the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL, along with the mid-range Lumia 550. Apart from these, we have Acer with its impending Jade Primo, hence only a handful of Windows 10 powered currently in the market.
Moreover, with upgrades for Windows Phone 8.1 devices now delayed until 2016, the launch of the HP Falcon is indeed good news for Windows fans. Hence, HP Falcon could be the an earliest adopters of Windows 10 as the new OS is currently available only on the Lumia 950, Lumia 950 XL along with the mid-range Lumia 550. The update was earlier scheduled for a rollout in December, though it seems the company is still giving it the much needed final touches.
To get the Windows 10 Mobile Update when it arrives in January, users will need to have the Lumia Denim update (Version 8.10.14219.341, or higher) to be eligible for the upgrade. Besides, they also need to have around 1.5 GB of free space to install the update.