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Windows 10 Mobile hardware requirements do not include some popular processors

Qualcomm Snapdragon 830

Snapdragon 835, 830 and 400 not included in the list

Microsoft has recently updated the minimum hardware requirements for Windows 10 Mobile. Ahead of the Creators Update this month, the company has removed some of the old processors from the list. Snapdragon S4 Plus, 200, 400, 400 and Snapdragon 801 have been removed, which means that devices with these CPUs may not be produced anymore.

Notable missing from the list is the Snapdragon 400, the processor powering the Microsoft Lumia 640 line, and the Snapdragon 800 from the Nokia Lumia 930. A rumor has it that Microsoft is going to exclude the Nokia Lumia 930 and 1520 from the list of supported devices, and these phones won’t be upgraded to the Creators Update although they run the Preview builds just fine.

The hardware requirements for Windows 10 Mobile in 2017 do not include some of the latest and most powerful processors by Qualcomm, such as the Snapdragon 830 and 835. The 835 is found in the Samsung Galaxy S8, and this is the first processor to support Windows 10 on ARM.

We’ve recently discussed how the Redstone 3 update could be the last for Windows 10 Mobile before the transition to OneCore and one adaptable Windows for all devices. Find the article below:

Windows 10 Mobile’s last feature update to be Redstone 3?