Many will often admit that Windows Phone is an OS that doesn’t require much much power, and this has been one of the reasons why most WP smartphones come with rather older chipsets and smaller memories.
This year, the cycle is about to change as Qualcomm and Microsoft has partnered to put the former’s latest processor, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, into one or more Windows-powered smartphones later this year.
“Microsoft and Qualcomm’s long standing collaboration has allowed the two companies to offer compelling business, imaging, and entertainment experiences with Lumia smartphones running on Windows Phone,” Juha Kokkonen, a top exec at Microsoft, said.
“We look forward to continuing this relationship to deliver best in class Lumia smartphones, powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 processors, and offer an unprecedented combination of processing power, rich multimedia, high-performance graphics and wireless connectivity for our customers,” the added.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 in the past has been alleged to be having overheating issues which the company has already rubbished. Qualcomm’s long-standing customer, Samsung, looks likely to have snubbed the hybrid processor this year as the Samsung Galaxy S6 is being produced. Qualcomm noted that this loss of a “big name flagship” (the S6) will cause some deficits in the company’s earnings.