Few days back, we reported you that Microsoft officially announced that they will start rolling windows 10 Creators Update for Windows 10 PC and Windows 10 Mobiles from April 11 and April 25 respectively. the update will roll out in phases and the first in the line will be the newer devices, especially those which were tested by the company with their OEM hardware partners and will be release to additional devices based on the feedback received during the initial phase.
The company has recently updated its minimum hardware requirements for the Windows 10 mobile. although, the changes doesnt affect the devices which can be updated to Windows 10 Mobile, with the following SoC “Snapdragon – 810, 808, 801, 800, 617, 410, 400, 210, 200, S4 Plus.” in addition with the chipsets name clearly defined by their names, not model numbers leaving no room for doubt. however, the operating system now supports just five SoC for the new devices “Snapdragon – 820, 810, 808, 617, 210.”
SoCs supported in Windows Phones that can be updated to Windows 10 Mobile
|Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.||Snapdragon 810, 808, 801, 800, 617, 410, 400, 210, 200, S4 Plus|
SoCs with integrated modems supported in devices that run Windows 10 Mobile
|Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.||Snapdragon 820, 810, 808, 617, 210|
The notable thing here is that the company has abandoned support for midranger chipsets like the snapdragon 410, 430 and 650. thus, eliminating the chance for OEMs to create powerful midranger devices which holds a strong market base and can compete with Android devices midranger line. but, the most surprising thing is that there’s also no support for the Snapdragon 821 and Snapdragon 835 which were announced with Sony’s latest offering Xperia XZ Premium and Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ which was launched last month.
looking at the current scenario, this is quite disappointing news because it knock out the chances to see a powerful Windows 10 Mobile midranger device or a Flagship device anytime soon. dont forget to share your thoughts in the comment section below.