Chinese OEM Elephone teases quite high-end Windows 10 phone

What’s a Windows Phone fan have to do to get his hands on some flagship-level hardware? Right now, such handsets on the platform are few and far between, and while there’s hope that the situation is going to get better – especially with the forthcoming release of Windows 10 – firm information on specific models is hard to come by. But as we wait to learn more about what phones will emerge to lead the next generation of Microsoft Lumia devices, we get word of another future Windows model from an unlikely source, as Chinese manufacturer Elephone starts talking about its plans for a Windows 10 model with a quad HD display.

Elephone revealed at Hong Kong’s Global Source Mobile Electronics Fair that it’s developing a quad HD 5.5-inch smartphone, one that will be available with both Android Lollipop and Windows 10. Presumably, we’re talking about the same hardware pre-loaded with one OS or the other, and nothing so ambitious as dual-booting or the ability for the user to flash the phone back and forth.

We know the phone will get a 21MP Sony camera, but that, the OS choice, and the screen details are so far all that Elephone has revealed. However, sources also claim that the handset could get 4GB of RAM, an Intel SoC, and a fingerprint scanner.

Granted, just because Elephone is intending to make this device is no assurance that it will ultimately see the light of day, but the idea of a quad HD Windows smartphone is such a tempting one that we’d love to see Elephone pull it off.

Source: Gizchina
Via: Windows Central

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