Old Windows phone prototype demoed with support for the Surface Pen
Video shows the 2015 prototype Lumia Hapanero
Months ago we posted the news about the Lumia 950 XL concept with Pen support. Now, another video appeared online, this time showing a prototype device from early 2015. Internally called ‘Lumia Hapanero’, it was one of the many projects Microsoft was working on when Windows 10 Mobile was under active development.
The prototype device had 4GB of RAM, and a Snapdragon 810 processor, while the screen resolution was 1440p. Microsoft wanted to present the Lumia Hapanero in two sizes at the BUILD conference in 2015, but the company decided to present the Lumia 950 and 950 XL at the end of the year, without many of the originally planned features for the Windows 10 Mobile flagships. One of these cancelled features was Surface Pen support.
In the video below you can see an ancient build of Windows 10 Mobile with working Surface Pen, although the screen sometimes fails to respond. However, this leak is another indication that Microsoft had big plans for Windows 10 Mobile and the Lumia 950 line, before the company decided to keep a low-profile and reboot its mobile ambition in 2018 with Windows on ARM and Andromeda OS.