ZTE Nubia W5 first Snapdragon 801 Windows Phone device?
The ZTE Nubia W5 could be the first Windows Phone device to run on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor.
Rumour has it that ZTE is working on a new Windows Phone smartphone called the Nubia W5 and now it looks like it might be able to rival the high-end Android phones like the Samsung Galaxy S5.
According to the latest report, the Nubia W5 will feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor with 3GB of RAM and a whopping 64GB of internal storage.
The Nubia W5 would be the first Windows Phone device to pack the latest Snapdragon 801 processor, so it would be a great step for the Microsoft operating system.
Other rumoured specs for the W5 include a 13-megapixel rear camera with optical image stabilisation, with the phone powered by a 4,500mAh battery.
The Nubia W5 could mark a major hardware advancement for the Windows Phone platform, which most believe is synonymous with Nokia.
However, seeing as Microsoft’s Nokia buyout is now complete, the Nubia W5 could be the first of many Windows Phone devices to pack the top end hardware.
The launch of Windows Phone 8.1 may well help entice other manufacturers to dabble with Microsoft’s mobile operating system, thanks to its new array of features and voice assistant Cortana.
Hopefully the official looking press renders above and the purported specs are close to the real deal, as this could be one of the defining Windows Phone devices for 2014. Well at least until the successor to the Nokia Lumia 1020 is launched hopefully sometime later this year.
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