Recently a rumor suggested that Microsoft is likely to release Snapdragon 820-powered flagship smartphones next year. And today, a Windows Phone device has been spotted on the popular GFXBench benchmark database powered by the next-gen Snapdragon chipset.
The device has been listed with the name “HP Falcon”, which does seem very strange as HP doesn’t make smartphones. It really isn’t quite possible that the company will launch a flagship Snapdragon 820 powered Windows 10 smartphone all of a sudden. Which is why it is currently being speculated that the “HP Falcon” may in fact be a Microsoft Lumia prototype.
The device packs a 5.8” Quad HD resolution display, 64GB of onboard storage, 20 megapixel rear camera, and a 12 megapixel front-facing camera. For some weird reason, the GFXBench listing claims the smartphone is equipped with just 1GB of RAM. We suspect that there may have been some error here, as it makes zero sense to equip a flagship Snapdragon 820 powered device with just 1GB of RAM.