Windows 10 Mobile now requires 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage

By: Ivan Jenic
2 minute read

Microsoft recently updated the minimum hardware requirements for Windows 10 Mobile devices to 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. Additionally, the company also added a couple of new Qualcomm processors to the list of compatible hardware.

This might seem like old news as it’s already known that most of 512MB RAM devices are ineligible for the upgrade. However, Microsoft made an exception with a few devices including the Lumia 635. But judging by Microsoft’s latest list of hardware requirements for Windows 10 Mobile, phones with 512MB or RAM — including Lumia 635 — won’t get the next major update for the system in  the Anniversary Update.

From now on, only devices with at least 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage will be able to receive future updates. Microsoft also canceled the planned official update for Windows 10 Mobile devices with less than 1GB of RAM.

Also, Microsoft made a few changes to the list of Qualcomm processors supported by Windows 10 Mobile. Now, Windows 10 Mobile-compatible Qualcomm processors are MSM8994, MSM8992, MSM8952, MSM8909, MSM8208, MSM8996, and MSM8953.

This change doesn’t necessarily mean that all Microsoft’s devices with at least 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage will get the update in the future. For example, the technically compatible Lumia 1020 didn’t get the update — and we doubt it ever will.

Microsoft hasn’t confirmed any of these claims: these are our predictions based on the newly-updated Windows 10 Mobile hardware requirements page. If Microsoft releases any official statements, we’ll make sure to keep you updated with official information as soon as possible.

You can find all info about hardware requirements for Windows 10 Mobile at Microsoft’s official page.

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