Windows 10 for desktop and tablets is already out in the wild, but Microsoft hasn’t yet released the final version of Windows 10 Mobile. But if you’re not sure if you want to ditch your current mobile OS to try out Microsoft’s successor for Windows Phone, there’s a device that allows you to dual-boot it with Android Lollipop.
The new handset is coming from Chinese company Elephone and is dubbed Vowney, being priced at $299.99. The smartphone is available to pre-order from today and will go on sale on September 30. This smartphone can run both Windows 10 Mobile and Android 5.0 Lollipop but it does come with some pretty nice specs (minus 4G LTE), as follows:
- 5.5-inch QHD IPS LCD display with a creen resolution of 1440×2560 pixels resulting in a 535ppi
- Octa-core MediaTek MT6795 processor clocked at 2.2GHz coupled with 3GB of RAM
- 64GB of inbuilt storage, supports expandable storage via microSD card (up to 64GB)
- 20.7-megapixel rear camera with Sony Exmor IMX230 sensor with autofocus and 4K video recording, dual-LED flash; 8-megapixel front camera
- dual-SIM (Micro)
- 4200mAh removable battery
- Fingerprint scanner
- 3G, GPRS/ EDGE, GPS/ A-GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and Micro-USB.
It’s interesting that Elephone has announced the shipping date of a phone which runs Windows 10 Mobile, while Microsoft hasn’t announced anything specific about the shipping date of its mobile OS. Last time we heard any rumors, it was late September launch for the Windows 10 Mobile, and this sort of confirms the same.
The Elephone Vowney is available in black, white and gold color options. This is indeed a pretty interesting device and another try from smaller companies to steal customers away from the big players. Have a look at the video below with the device to decide whether you might be interested in buying one.