Microsoft to Use Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 SoC on Lumia Phones in 2015

Microsoft to Use Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 SoC on Lumia Phones in 2015
While we already know that many smartphone manufacturers are likely to use Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 810 SoC for their flagship devices, there is one interesting bit that has come out of Qualcomm's future plans for the SoC is that there is also a Microsoft Lumia device in the pipeline.

So far only two devices, the LG G Flex2 and the Xiaomi Mi Note Pro, have the Snapdragon 810 on their specification sheets, and now Qualcomm has announced that there are four other companies - Motorola, Sony, Oppo, and Microsoft - which will also use the processor for their future devices.

(Also see: LG Says Initial Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 Samples Had Heating Issues)

Sharing the roadmap for the Snapdragon 810 SoC on Monday, Qualcomm noted in a statement on Monday that the company will be continuing its partnership with Microsoft, and as a result both are looking forward to deliver a best in class Lumia smartphone powered by Snapdragon 810. Though Qualcomm hasn't given any time-frame for the upcoming Lumia smartphone beyond 2015, it seems that Microsoft's next flagship that is anticipated for H2 2015 might be powered by the Snapdragon 810.

"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," said Juha Kokkonen, General Manager for Portfolio and Product Management at Microsoft, in the joint statement with Qualcomm. "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."

(Also see: Qualcomm Hints Samsung Galaxy S6 Won't Use the Snapdragon 810)

Last month, a report suggested that Microsoft's new Windows 10 flagship smartphone might release in the US summer, which lasts from late June to early September. The report quoted Ifi Majid, Director of Product Marketing for Microsoft Mobile Devices, saying that a flagship Lumia is likely "later this summer". It is also worth noting that the time-frame coincides with the Windows 10 update release period for other Lumia smartphones.


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