Windows 11 can run on OnePlus 6T, Xiaomi Mi 8, Lumia 950 XL and more, users have found. Microsoft’s upcoming operating system will be released to the public later this year, but Insider Preview has been made available to those registered with the program. Along with the regular internal build for Windows 11, an ARM64 version of the operating system has appeared online, which some developers have managed to release on certain smartphones.
OnePlus 6T and Wednesday 8 are the latest smartphone models to launch Windows 11. The development team behind the Renegade project was able to launch Windows 11 ARM64, built on OnePlus 6T, as shown in video by edi194 on YouTube. The developers were able to get the touch screen and USB port working in this installation, along with the processor, Bluetooth and partially the graphics processor. On top of that, they tested quite a few games on it, including Counter Strike: Global Offensive, GTA IV, Mafia, Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012), Terraria and others.
A few days ago, some developers successfully ported Windows 11 to Mi 8, but the touch screen and USB port did not work with this installation. A video showing the process of installing the Mi 8 was posted on the Chinese video sharing website Bilibili and was noticed from Realmicentral. At about the same time, the Reddit user theSPEEDCAT published several images of Windows 11 running on the Raspberry Pi 4. In addition, an engineering student named Gustave Mons shared on Twitter a video showing Windows 11 running on Microsoft Lumia 950 XL smartphone with working touch screen.
Both the OnePlus 6T and Mi 8 are powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, while the Lumia 950 XL is powered by a Snapdragon 810 SoC. This ARM64 compilation of Windows 11 is designed to run on ARM based devices such as Surface Pro X, and with some tweaking and modification, the developers have been able to port the operating system to other ARM-based devices running Qualcomm SoCs.