The device is expectedly one of Microsoft’s flagship Lumia devices for 2016.
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A leaked benchmark screenshot of the GFX Benchmark platform has been leaked online, revealing a Snapdragon 820-powered device running on Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system. The leads are somewhat obscure, and speculations around the web suggest that this may be a future Lumia smartphone that Microsoft is already testing. There have been rumours of late about Microsoft testing a 2016 Lumia device, and this benchmark does fall in line with previous reports.
However, there is a reasonable amount of doubt surrounding the leaked screenshot. Specifications of the unknown device state a 6-inch display with 2560x1439 pixels resolution. Alongside the Quad HD display, the device was running on Qualcomm’s ARMv7 quad core chipset with Adreno 530 GPU, the configuration of Qualcomm’s latest flagship SoC, the Snapdragon 820. Storage is marked as 43GB, along with 1.5GB of RAM. It is also marked to feature a 20-megapixel rear camera with 4K (4096x2160 pixels) video recording capability, and a 12-megapixel front camera with Full HD (1920x1080 pixels) video recording capability.
Somehow, the numbers seem a little lopsided. While it may indeed be a prototype device, the RAM listing does not match with previous speculations of what 2016’s Lumia devices may be like. In a similar, leaked screenshot of GFXBench tests, HP was rumoured to be making a Windows 10-powered device, dubbed the HP Falcon. While the initial reception surrounding the rumour was mostly of disregard, further reports suggested that the HP Falcon may indeed be nearing fruition, and hints of it being up for unveiling at the Mobile World Congress, 2016 have become stronger. The HP Falcon has been tipped to run on Snapdragon 820, along with 1GB of RAM, 43GB of storage and 20MP/12MP camera combination. It is also expected to become one of the first Windows 10-powered devices to launch, after the Microsoft Lumia 550, 950 and 950XL.
While leaked specifications of the HP Falcon and the new Windows device are quite similar, Windows mobile enthusiasts will hope that these devices are indeed going to be launched in due course, giving Windows phones and its users a wider variety of devices to choose from, along with giving an impetus for developers to create newer, better apps to promote the operating system further.
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