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HP may unveil Windows 10 powered smartphone early next year

31 December 2015

Hewlett-Packard (HP) will unveil its first Windows 10-powered smartphone early next year.

The surprise announcement about what was being called the "HP Falcon" flagship smartphone might come during the upcoming Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona, Spain, from 22-25 February, financial research, stock market news and analysis website Bidness Etc reported.

It is rumoured that the HP Falcon, will be powered by the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset and Adreno 530 GPU, with at least 2GB of RAM and 5.8-inch QHD display.

The device is likely to have 64GB of inbuilt storage. It will feature a 20-megapixel rear camera with a 12-megapixel front camera. With the specifications, the device would likely be well ahead of other Windows 10 smartphones like recently launched Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL.

As per the report, the launch of HP Falcon would offer Windows lovers more choices and might force Microsoft to go ahead with its Surface smartphone.

HP's posted its earnings figures for the quarter ended 31 October, in late November, which showed another drop in sales for most of its business divisions.

According to the reported figures,  sales of its personal computers, printers, commercial software and tech services declined in the last quarter.

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