Microsoft has officially added Snapdragon 617 processor to the list of processors supporting Continuum for Phones. Earlier it was received with bit of a surprise that mid-ranger Nuans Neo has Continuum for Phone support but it appeared as if the Dock made specially for it may be the reason. But now it seems we may hopefully see more mid-rangers with Continuum for Phones support.
The two original processors that were listed there are Snapdragon 808 and Snapdragon 810 and Snapdragon 617 (MS8952) joins them, The official page also lists other requirements for Continuum for Phones. So, any device with display resolution of more than 1080p must have 3 GB RAM while devices with 720p display resolution can run on 2 GB RAM.
Table 1: Continuum for Phones requirements
|Component||Minimum Requirements||Premium Recommendations|
|Applications processor||Qualcomm MS8952, MS8992, MS8994||Dual SIM support|
|RAM*||2 GB RAM for phones with display resolution of 720p||3 GB RAM for phones with display resolution of 1080p or more|
|Flash storage||≥16 GB nonremovable flash memory|
|microSD||Optional||microSD card support|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth 4.0 support is required|
|Wi-Fi||Supports at least 802.11n dual band||802.11ac dual band recommended. 2×2 antenna recommended.|
|Miracast||Supports Windows 10 Miracast extensions.|
|USB||USB dual-role required to support wired dock configuration. USB 2.0 support required||USB 3.0 recommended. USB Type C connector strongly recommended to support wired configurations.|