Whether Windows 10 Mobile is a dead operating system or not is no longer a debate, as even Microsoft itself has recommended users to switch to Android or iOS if they need apps and device support.
And while the software giant itself has abandoned the platform and only releases security updates until the end-of-support is reached in mid-2019, here’s something that you didn’t see coming.
Wileyfox, one of the manufacturers that were actually pretty committed to the world of Windows phones, has decided to restart production of one of its devices following popular demand.
Surprisingly, the Wileyfox Pro is once again being manufactured, and the parent company says this is just the result of the feedback it received. Earlier this year, Wileyfox suggested that it wanted to give up on this model, indicating that stocks wouldn’t be refreshed with more units after the existing inventory sold out.
But in a new statement for WL, Wileyfox’s lead PR manager Thomas Reed says customers can once again purchase the device. Furthermore, Reed announced a discounted price of just 79.99 pounds in the UK. This model was originally priced at 200 pounds, so it’s quite a drop.
While a Windows phone returning to production is certainly good news for users who love this platform, the spec sheet indicates that there’s nothing to be too excited about.
The Wileyfox Pro is powered by a Snapdragon 210 processor paired with just 2GB RAM and offers 16GB of storage space. There’s an 8-megapixel camera on the back and a 2-megapixel front unit, as well as a fingerprint reader, Gorilla Glass 3 to protect the 5-inch display, and 4G support.
It remains to be seen how many people would buy this Windows 10 Mobile phone, but given the current state of the platform powering it, don’t expect the Wileyfox Pro to become an iPhone killer.