Windows 10 is shaping up to a spectacular mobile operating system release for Microsoft. With features like Continuum which allows smartphones into functioning desktops and support for ported Android and iOS apps, Microsoft is throwing everything but the kitchen sink at prospective buyers to boost its low single-digit market share in the smartphone market.
Although we were saddened to hear that Windows 10 for smartphones won’t be arriving at the same time as the PC version, there is at least some solace for Lumia 640 owners. Microsoft General Manager (Scandinavian division) Ossi Korpela has confirmed that the Lumia 640 will be one of the first Windows Phone handset to receive Windows 10 when it is finally released.
This at least confirms that the Windows 10 rollout will be somewhat staggered, unlike the Technical Previews which have been rolled out for dozens of phone models in one fell swoop.
The Lumia 640 was announced in early March and comes equipped with a 5-inch 720p display. Snapdragon 400 processor (1GB of RAM), 8GB of internal storage (microSD expandable), an 8MP rear camera, and 2500 mAh battery. The Lumia 640 XL was announced alongside its little brother, and includes a larger 5.7-inch 720p display, 13MP rear camera, and a 3000 mAh battery.
Although there was no mention of when the Lumia 640 XL would receive Windows 10, we would assume that it wouldn’t be too far behind the Lumia 640 given its similar hardware specs.