It is probably a bit ‘too early to speculate on news of the MWC 2016, given that the CES 2016 in Las Vegas is now upon us, but HP Falcon could be launched right there. After years of absence from the field ultramobile (and particularly from that of smartphones), the American company is expected to present at the fair Catalan its first high-end terminal with Windows Mobile 10. The name “Falcon” is only temporary, but it gives us an idea though for guidance on its “aggression” and “superiority” in the category just like the falcon in his world.
The technical specifications summary have been revealed by the GFX-Bench and, at first glance, would seem to coincide with those of the top-of-range Lumia 950 Microsoft XL that we had the opportunity to see live on several occasions. HP first Falcon would be one of the few smartphones with Windows Mobile on the market 10 and, considering the postponement of the update for devices with Windows Phone 8.1, it could be an excellent alternative to the terminals of Redmond (Lumia 950, Lumia 950 and Lumia 550 Xl for the mid-range) and Acer Jade Prime.
HP Falcon has a display of 5.8 inches with a resolution of 2K (2560 x 1440 pixels), 3GB of RAM and 32-64GB of internal memory. On board there is also a 20-megapixel rear camera, combined with a 12-megapixel front camera. The highlight however is the processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 (and not Snapdragon 810), although it was initially thought that Samsung had the exclusive on the chip for the first half of 2016. Evidently it will not.
It remains to understand the selling price and the target market: HP Falcon could cost less than the Lumia 950 XL and be addressed mainly to the enterprise sector. The time will give us the answers we seek. There are only two months.