We’ve seen how dual-boot devices featuring both Android and Windows can become a reality, and Chinese smartphone manufacturer Elephone has been confirmed to release a smartphone that does just that.
It touts to be not just any other Chinese smartphone out in the market right now, since the company is equipping the unnamed device with rather beefy specs: a 5.5-inch, 2560×1440 2K display amounting to a whooping 534ppi, a quad-core Intel Atom processor, 4GB of RAM, and touch ID fingerprint security. It will carry a 20.7-megapixel Sony IMX 230 rear camera and a 3800mAh battery capacity. It’s said to be releasing in China in June this year.
If a dual-boot smartphone is not accustomed to your liking, there’s also a single-boot, Android Lollipop OS-laden version that will be hitting Chinese retail store shelves a month earlier. It also features almost the same specs as the dual-OS version, sans the 64-bit Mediatek chip, and a 21-megapixel Sony IMX 230 camera at its back. Prices for both devices has not been mentioned as of this writing.
Are we seeing dual-boot devices becoming the new trend of 2015? Only time can tell.