Windows 10 Mobile Minimum Specs Are Insanely Low; Good News For Entry Level Device Owners

Omar Sohail
Posted 1 year ago

Microsoft is aiming to make its Windows 10 Mobile platform run smoother than butter on its smartphones and tablets because the minimum hardware requirements to run the upcoming operating system are insanely low. In fact, these minimum hardware requirements are so low, they make Windows 8.1 Mobile seem like an insanely taxing operating system.

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Windows 10 Hardware Specifications Include 512 MB RAM As Minimum Amount Of Memory Required

According to the details present on Microsoft’s website, smartphones that are going to be updated to Windows 10 will require a minimum of 512 MB RAM for the platform to be compatible. However, 1 GB RAM or higher will be required for mobile devices that will be running Windows 10 IoT Mobile. Moving on, 4 GB of flash storage will be required to install the platform on to the mobile device.

Details on the type of flash storage required has been stated below:


“Devices that run Windows 10 Mobile must include a minimum of 4 GB of nonremovable flash storage, and they must implement a flash storage system using an eMMC or UFS and optional SD card. See section 6.7.3 for additional requirements for the micro SD card slot. The eMMC must use a 512-byte sector size and be configured with a minimum 512 KB Replay Protected Memory Block (RPMB). The UFS must use a 4K sector size and be configured with a minimum 512 KB Replay Protected Memory Block (RPMB). The layout of the flash system store is specified by Microsoft and the SoC vendor. OEMs must not add partitions or remove partitions from this layout.”

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While this is all really technical, the crux of the requirement is that you cannot install Windows 10 on your MicroSD card and will need 4 GB of flash memory vacant on your Windows phone. Given below are images stating which mobile chipsets will be compatible with Windows 10. Additionally, there is also an image that states the amount of RAM required depending on the total amount of pixels that are going to be rendered from the device. The higher the resolution, the more RAM is going to be required.

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Windows 10 is going to be officially released for tablets and desktop machines on July 29. Are you guys excited for the imminent release of the operating system? Let us know your thoughts.

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