One of the biggest highlights of Windows 10 Mobile is Continuum. If you’ve got a compatible device you can simply plug it into a dock and boom – you’ve got a desktop environment to get stuff done on. Until now only two processors have been officially compatible with this feature, the Snadragon 808 and the Snapdragon 810, found in the Lumia 950 and 950 XL respectively. However Microsoft has silently changed that by making the mid-range Snapdragon 617 compatible with Continuum.
The new minimum specifications required to use Continuum are as follows:
- Snapdragon 617, 808, or 810 processor
- 2GB of RAM or more
- 16GB of storage or more
- Wi-Fi 802.11n
“Premium recommendations” now recommend 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage or more, microSD support, WiFi 802.11ac, and of course USB C.
This updated spec means that more mid-range Windows 10 smartphones will be able to offer Continuum at lower prices. It also means that recently unveiled devices like the NuAns Neo will be officially supported by Microsoft with this feature.