Windows 10 powered HP Falcon with Snapdragon 820 set for MWC 2016 launch
Windows 10 powered HP Falcon with Snapdragon 820 set for MWC 2016 launchReuters

Windows 10 is slowly gaining traction in the mobile world, and now companies are showing interest in the OS. HP, for one, is reportedly planning to launch a Windows 10-powered smartphone codenamed "HP Falcon". The new handset will feature high-end specifications that will make it compete with the likes of Lumia 950 and Lumia 950XL.

This isn't the first time the HP Falcon has made an appearance online. Earlier this month, the high-end smartphone made a stop at the GFXBench site, revealing key details of the handset. But the latest report about HP Falcon is regarding the handset's official release.

According to WMPowerUser, citing German publication Dr Windows, HP Falcon is going to make an official debut at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2016, which will take place between 22 and 25 February.

From the leaked benchmark listing, we learnt that HP Falcon will use the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset and Adreno 530 GPU for graphics. The handset will feature a 5.8-inch Quad-HD display with 2560x1440 pixel resolution, a 20-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 12MP front-snapper.

The listing also showed the RAM size to be 1GB, which does not add up given the premium combination of specs. The handset could at least use 2GB RAM and have 64GB storage.

Given that the base OS in HP Falcon is going to be Windows 10 combined with the Snapdragon 820 chipset, users can expect Microsoft's Continuum feature to work flawlessly and even better than Microsoft's own Windows 10 Mobile devices.

Although HP Falcon's release date has come to light, it is uncertain if the device will actually be revealed in February.