Microsoft is allegedly working on 2 low-end Windows 10 Mobile handsets that it plans to introduce within the $80 range or below, although it’s hedging its bets by inquiring different potential manufacturers for entry level Windows phones, too. These budget smartphone are destined to require advantage of the burgeoning China marketplace for LTE phones, that has multiplied many times simply within the past year alone.
Being during this sub-$80 bracket, the Windows 10 Mobile gear will not be a completely spec’d-out endeavor, of course, and is predicted to be running on the MSM8909 Qualcomm snapdragon 210 platform. The 1.1 GHz Qualcomm snapdragon 210 has four Cortex-A7 cores, and Adreno 304 GPU, and comes with Bluetooth 4.1 and 802.11n wifi connectivity. The Display resolutions up to 720p is supported, moreover as 8MP cameras, can capture 1080p video and playback, and hardware H.265 encoding.
This being Qualcomm, the cellular modem has multi-band 3G and LTE, and therefore the radio supports dual SIM slots, these being for the Chinese market. The low-end budget Windows phones are expected to hit the conveyor belts in Q3, and be out and regarding in this autumn, simply in time for the end-of-the-year looking craze.