Continuum is a new feature in Windows 10 Mobile that allows users to convert their phones into a PC-like experience by connecting the device to an external monitor, keyboard and mouse, using a dock adapter. The new updated requirements have been spotted at the Microsoft’s Windows hardware website, which now shows the addition of the Snapdragon 617 (MS8952) to the list of processors compatible with Continuum for phones. This new change will allows manufacturers to build cheaper phones with a less powerful processor, while still able to support the feature in Windows 10 Mobile.

Continuum hardware requirements

Previously, the Windows 10 Mobile feature was only available on premium phones, but from the beginning Continuum was aimed for people at work and for those who don’t own a PC and their main computing device is a phone. However, phones such as one of the brand new Lumia 950 are quite expensive for some people and even more when you have to consider that they also need to buy the Microsoft Display Dock, keyboard and mouse, and an external monitor to make it all work. Lowering the hardware requirements will help Microsoft to bring Continuum in Windows 10 Mobile to more smartphones. But obviously, this doesn’t mean that the company will bring the PC-like experience to older phones. This is not happening here, the new changes only apply for new less powerful processors. Source Microsoft via NokiaPowerUser All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.