Smartphones come in a wide range of sizes from low cost phones, small tablets (phablets) and industrial handheld devices. A typical smartphone combines cellular connectivity, a touch screen, rechargeable power source, and other components into a single chassis. Windows 10 Mobile can support a wide range of small form factors devices. Listed below are a few recommended hardware configurations.


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Value Phone

Premium Phone

Value Phablet

Key Features

Windows Hello

Continuum for Phones

Windows Hello

Operating System Windows 10 Mobile

Recommended components


Supported entry SoC

Supported premium SoC

Mid tier supported SoC


1 GB / 8 GB with SD slot

2-4 GB / 32-64 GB with SD slot

2 GB / 16 GB with SD slot


3.5”–5”+ / WVGA -FWVGA-qHD*

4.5–5.5”+ / FHD-WQHD

5.5”–7” / 720p+


< 10.05 mm & < 135g

< 7.5 mm & < 160g

< 10 mm & < 175g


1400 mAh+ (1 day active use)

2500+ mAh (1 day active use)

3000 mAh+ (1 day active use)


3G (LTE/Cat 3) / 802.11b/g/n, microUSB, 3.5 mm jack, BT LE

LTE/Cat 4+ / 802.11b/g/n/ac 2x2, USB, 3.5 mm jack, BT LE, NFC

LTE/Cat 3 / 802.11b/g/n/ac 2x2, USB 3.0 type-c, 3.5 mm jack, BT LE, NFC


5 MP, .3 MP FFC

20 MP with OIS/Flash; 5 MP FFC

5 MP, .3 MP FFC

* qHD requires > 512 MB memory.

For more guidance in selecting hardware components, see Hardware component guidelines.

Research the Windows Mobile options and partner with a registered Windows phone manufacturer to build a device utilizing your brand. For more information, see Windows 10 Hardware Developer Programs.