Microsoft has added a number of hardware partners to its list in the past few months, including some low-end Chinese OEMs. We’ve seen a handful of budget-friendly devices to come out from Redmond labs as well as some local manufacturers in developing markets. But, it seems a Chinese manufacturer, Elephone, is apparently working on a high-end smartphone with an excellent set of specifications.
At the Hong Kong trade fair, a mysterious new smartphone was spotted at Elephone’s booth. The handset in question will apparently come with eye-popping 2K display, 4GB of RAM, a 20.7MP camera for photos and videos and Intel SoC (system-on-a-chip), making it the company’s first smartphone to move away from MediaTek’s processors. Furthermore, it will come with Android, as well as Windows 10 as its operating system out of the box. There’s no word if it will be a dual-OS device, or two devices running different operating systems.
There’s no word if the handset will hit retail in other global markets or not, but it’s highly likely that it will be only available in China.Further reading: Microsoft, Windows 10