There aren’t that many OEMs out there that are actively making new Windows-powered smartphones. Lenovo confirmed nearly five years ago in November 2011 that it’s going to come out with a Windows Phone-powered smartphone by mid-2012. Five years after the announcement the company has finally released its first Windows 10 Mobile smartphone.
A lot has happened in the five years that Lenovo has kept us waiting for a Windows Phone handset. Microsoft released Windows 10 across multiple platforms so now it’s Windows 10 Mobile and not Windows Phone.
Lenovo has kept fans in limbo about the status of its first Windows 10 handset. A company executive said last year that Microsoft’s cross-platform efforts with Windows 10 had made the platform less appealing, but Lenovo appears to be taking one chance on it.
Even though this handset carries Lenovo’s logo it will actually be marketed as the SoftBank 503LV as it’s the first Lenovo and first Windows 10 Mobile smartphone offered by Japan’s SoftBank carrier.
It features a 5 inch HD TFT LCD display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor under the hood with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage with microSD support, 8 megapixel rear and 5 megapixel front camera as well as a 2250mAh battery.
No pricing information has been revealed as yet but it’s said that the SoftBank 503LV is going to go on sale in Japan later this year in October.