Upcoming Lumia phones will kick iOS and Android around with these features
It’s no longer news that Microsoft has concluded drastic strategic plans for the future. Firstly, the Redmond, Washington bought out Finnish phone maker, Nokia, killing off all other branches of the company while throwing utmost concentration to Lumia phones which are Windows powered. In the next line of action, Microsoft announced Windows 10 — a unified OS of mobile phones, tablets and computers.
While this won’t be the first time Microsoft is bringing something entirely new on the table (the Windows Phone 8 was far different from earlier OSes), Windows 10 0promises to be the final showdown where MS clashes with Google (Android) and Apple (iOS).
Before the end of this year, Windows 10 smartphones are ought to start popping out into the market and here are the highlights of the features:
4K Video Recording And HDR Support
The Windows 10 camera app is expected to bring support for 4K video recording, ability to zoom in while shooting a video, independent control of flash, video HDR and many more, reports Nokia Power User (NPU).
Wi-Fi Direct And WI-Fi HotSpot 2.0
Wi-Fi Direct and Wi-Fi Hotspot 2.0 are going to arrive on Windows 10. Wi-Fi Direct allows users to establish connection with each other without joining a Wi-Fi Network. Wi-Fi HotSpot 2.0 will allow users to use one SSID for multiple network connections.
Windows 10 will bring support for various audio enhancements Bluetooth features such as, Wideband speech that brings HD voice quality and apX audio codecs that offers stereo quality audio output through A2DP.
NFC With HCE Support
With HCE onboard, NFC enabled Windows 10 devices will not require an exclusive app or a secure SIM from the carrier to make a payment at the POS terminal. NPU says that the Redmond giant is already working with VISA, MasterCard and Amex to launch this feature.
Smart Dial And Yellow Books
According to NPU via ITHome, a simple yet previously unavailable phone functionality feature, the smart dial is expected to arrive with Windows 10 Mobile. It will come equipped with “Yellow Books” that will allow users to easily search for public contact numbers.
Battery Saver With User Configurable Options
Users will be able to set a threshold to activate the Battery Saver feature. The UI of the Battery Saver has also been improved.
USB Dual Role And Type-C Connector
The new Windows 10 Mobile will support USB Dual Role and USB Type-C connectors. It will bring support for using various USB devices like keyboard, mice and mass storage.
The Windows 10 with activity tracking feature will count the steps of the user automatically. It will be able to recognise whether the user is walking or running or driving.
Windows 10 is expected to bring support for wide range of sensors such as barometer, proximity sensor with support for long range, altimeter, pedometer, biometric sensors for calculating heart rate and gas, and environmental sensors for measuring temperature, humidity, and UV.
While this feature is already available on Windows Phone 8.1, the virtual mobile secretary is expected to be wiser and better on Windows 10.
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