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Dual-booting Android 5.0/Windows 10 handset headed to China

by Jacob Kleinman | April 25, 2015April 25, 2015 10:00 am PST

Dual-booting devices that run both Android and Windows never really caught on, but one new smartphone may finally turn things around. A leaked handset from Chinese company Elephone appears to run both Android 5.0 Lollipop and Windows 10 for phones, and it packs some impressive hardware too.

The unnamed device apparently offers a 2K display, 4GB of RAM, a 21-megapixel Sony camera and a fingerprint reader. A handful of leaked photos appear to reveal a sleek metal design with pretty thin bezels. We also spot a pair of slots along the side of the device, which could mean either expandable storage or dual SIM support.

The new phone was first spotted at a Hong Kong trade show, where at least one poster teased the upcoming handset. Elephone isn’t exactly keeping it a secret though, and quickly confirmed to BetaNews that the mysterious device is real. Apparently an Android-only version is set to launch next month, followed by a dual-booting model in June.

We’re not expecting the device to arrive in the U.S. anytime soon though, and not just because it’s from a pretty unknown Chinese firm. Google and Microsoft haven’t exactly been friendly to the idea of dual-booting machines, so we doubt the new phone will get much traction outside of China.

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...