Engadget in their review of Windows Phone 8 also appeared to have been briefed as to what exactly the Chassis requirements for a Windows Phone 8 handset will be.
The list reveals that a dual-core processor is in fact a fixed requirement, and that for HD screens a minimum of 1 GB of RAM is necessary, and 512 MB for WVGA phones.
The full list reads as below:
Of note is that unlike the Windows Phone 7 chassis requirement, there is no requirement for a magnetometer/digital compass, and no minimum or maximum screen size size specified.
LiveSide notes that some Microsoft documentation suggests that for a fully functional Windows Phone 8 handset 1 GB is in fact the absolute minimum, with the official Windows Phone 8 â€œHow-toâ€ websiteÂ noting:
Memory (RAM). Some apps and features wonâ€™t work on phones with less than 1 GB of RAM. To see how much memory your phone has, check the manufacturerâ€™s website or your phoneâ€™s documentation.
The only Windows Phone 8 handset which does not have 1 GB RAM is the HTC 8S, something to bear in mind when making a buying decision, as limitations may pop up later.
Do our readers think these requirements are flexible enough to address the full range of the market on both the low and high end? Let us know below.