First Windows 10 smartphone will be powered by the Snapdragon 810

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Microsoft is believed to have chosen Qualcomm as the company that will supply the processor for the first Windows 10 powered smartphone.

According to reports, it is all but confirmed that Microsoft devices will be using the Snapdragon 810 to power the first Windows 10 Lumia smartphone.

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Speaking in a statement, general manager for portfolio and product management at Microsoft, Juha Kokkonen said that the company had a long standing relationship with Qualcomm and that it would continue into the future.

He also confirmed that the Snapdragon 810 chipset will be used in future Lumia smartphones.

“We look forward to continuing this relationship to deliver best in class Lumia smartphones, powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 processors, and offer an unprecedented combination of processing power, rich multimedia, high-performance graphics and wireless connectivity for our customers,” said Kokkonen.

Microsoft’s outspoken commitment to use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 comes just days after rumours emerged that Samsung had dumped the chipset for its upcoming Galaxy S6 smartphone.

Reports claimed that Samsung chose to use in its own Exynos octa-core chipset for the Samsung Galaxy S6. Those same reports claimed that the company was experiencing issues with overheating.

Even if Samsung has dumped Qualcomm’s latest chipset, the US company likely won’t be losing any sleep. Along with Microsoft, LG and Xiaomi have both pledged to continue using the Snapdragon platform.

Source:Pocket-Lint

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