Minimum requirements to run Windows 10 on Smartphones, Tablets and PCs

Microsoft provides the information about minimum requirements to run Windows 10 in WinHEC conference. The device with the 512 RAM that is capable to run Windows 10, similar to Windows Phone 8.1.


This is to ensure that low-cost devices can continue to appear on the market. The Windows 10 minimum requirements memory is that 4GB and Microsoft encourage firms to produce integrated microSD slot if the internal memory is only 4GB. In addition, Windows 10 will support 2K screen with a maximum resolution of 2560 x 2048 pixels – currently Windows Phone 8.1 only supports 1080p, while allowing the operating system to run on the new Intel CPU besides a Qualcomm chip.

Windows 10 Minimum Specs

More about screen, Windows 10 for phone supports screen sizes from 3 to 7.99 inches, and as QSXGA 2K resolution (2560 x 2048), WXQGA (2560 x 1600) and QWXGA (2048 x 1140) also listed on the list. This data may suggest that we will soon see the Windows smartphone with high resolution screen in the near future. The required hardware button is the power button and volume up, device with WVGA screen or older must have the Home, Back and Search button. With the selected device using QSXGA screen, Microsoft requires it must have a minimum 4GB of RAM, while WXQGA and QWXGA screens will need at least 3GB RAM. With Full-HD device is the firm mentioned 2GB RAM, while the 720p, qHD (960 x 540) WXGA (1366 x 768), WSVGA (1024 x 600), need at least 1GB of RAM. Finally, the phone with WVGA (800 x 480) and FWVGA (854 x 480), need at least 512MB RAM.

On the CPU, Windows 10 support for many new SoC, including Snapdragon 810 chip, Snapdragon 808, Snapdragon 615, Snapdragon 210 and Snapdragon 208. The Intel Atom x3, Atom based Cherry Trail and Skylake names mentioned. There are also AMD CPUs called Carrizo and Carrizo-L but only for PC.

Windows 10 Minimum Requirements

For PC, Windows 10 requires minimum memory capacity of 16GB and 1GB RAM to run 32 bit OS. If you want to use the 64-bit must have at least 20GB memory and 2GB RAM. The screen for PC must be 7 to 8 inches or more, individual products for the consumer market must be 8 inches and Windows 10 minimum resolution of 800 x 600 pixels. Windows 10 Tablet must have the power key and the volume up and down keys, Start button and screen lock button.


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  1. Does it supports in Lumia 525 and when it will be release in India

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