Rumour: Microsoft To Use Octa-Core And Hexa-Core SoCs In Upcoming Flagships

The launch of Windows 10 seems big enough to announce a flagship.

 

While the launch of Microsoft’s brand-new Windows 10 platform is still, pretty far away, news about two new flagships have begun re-surfacing once again. Today’s news about the chipsets used in these upcoming flagship devices is pretty refreshing. Still then, we suggest that you take it with a pinch of salt as nothing is confirmed.

We do know that Microsoft is preparing two new flagship smartphones, that it plans to add to its existing lot of updated devices. While news about a flagship (McLaren) were earlier shot down because Microsoft’s focus was clearly on the mid and budget segment, we have recently seen a ripple in the rumour mill about Microsoft preparing not one, but two flagship smartphones this year.

News is, that Microsoft may utilize Qualcomm’s best chipsets till date, the octa-core Snapdragon 810 and the hexa-core Snapdragon 808.

While the news has not been confirmed, Microsoft may also be talking about the Snapdragon 618 and 620 SoCs that also happen to feature a similar architecture but at the mid-range.

However, considering that these are said to be flagships, our bets are indeed on the 810 and the 808.

But there’s more. The source also gives out details about the rest of the hardware about these upcoming flagships.

The premium smartphone dubbed the ‘Cityman’

  • Will sport a 5.7 inch Quad HD display
  • A Qualcomm octa-core processor with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage with micro SD card expansion
  • Also expected is a 20 MP camera sensor as the primary (opposed to the previous rumour) and a 5 MP front-facing one
  • Powering it all is a 3300 mAh battery

The second smartphone which is a high-end offering is codenamed ‘Talkman’

  • We can expect a 5.2 inch Quad HD display
  • A Qualcomm made hexa-core chipset inside with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage with micro SD card expansion
  • Also expected is a 20 MP camera sensor as the primary (opposed to the previous rumour) and a 5 MP front-facing one
  • The Talkman is however powered by a smaller 3000 mAh battery

Also accompanying those 20 MP sensors is a triple LED flash to allow better hues for flash photography.

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TAGS: Mobile Phones, Windows 10, Windows Phone, Microsoft