Microsoft is working on a 64-bit version of Windows 10 Mobile
64-bit computing finally comes to phones
Microsoft will soon release a 64-bit version of Windows 10 Mobile that will bring a number of advantages in terms of security and speed over the current 32-bit OS, especially for future high-end models like the rumored Surface Phone.
With Windows 10 Mobile 64-bit, the upcoming generation of high-end phones can have more RAM (like 8 or 16 GB) and storage capacity.
For example, the current flagships (Lumia 950 and 950 XL) which are based on a 32-bit version of Windows can only have up to 4 GB.
A 64-bit Mobile OS and a greater amount of memory would allow Microsoft to significantly extend the usefulness of a number of smartphone features including Continuum for phones. Microsoft’s boss Satya Nadella thinks that Continuum is the future of Windows Phone, but to make it more attractive the company may be working on support for Win32 apps.
Meanwhile, a Chinese source says that Microsoft is already testing the unannounced Snapdragon 830 processor for a possible phone in 2017. Will it be the rumored Surface Phone?