Without any shadow of doubt Microsoft has expressed its commitment to Windows 10 Mobile on several occasions, and the company has said that it’s supporting partners who want to build devices running this OS, but until now, the number of firms interested in such a thing is not at all overwhelming.
Furthermore, some of the firms that considered building a Windows Phone, as is the case of Lenovo, criticized Microsoft for its mobile strategy, explaining that not even the software giant believes in its mobile platform strong enough to release devices running it.
And yet, it turns out that Lenovo is actually ready to invest in Windows 10 Mobile and the company is now close to releasing a device that runs the operating system.
A company executive confirmed that the SoftBank 503LV would be introduced this month, after several teasers that made it to the web earlier this year.
Mid-range Windows phone
The SoftBank 503LV is essentially a mid-range Windows phone that comes with a 5-inch LCD display with a resolution of 1280x720 pixels and is powered by a Qualcomm 617 processor clocked at 1.5 GHz.
The device features 3GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage, but just like the majority of Windows phones out there, microSD card support is also offered in order to expand storage to a maximum of 128 GB.
Lenovo also installed an 8-megapixel camera on the back and a 5-megapixel unit on the front for selfies and video calls. The phone gets its power from a 2250 mAh battery that should provide at least one day of autonomy.
At this moment, pricing information is not available just yet, but Lenovo should disclose full details later this month when the new phone goes on sale. Previously, it was believed that the phone could go on sale exclusively in Japan, but now it seems that there are plans to make it available in some other markets as well.