HP Elite X3 was announced at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this February. It is the first Windows 10 phone from HP. According to a company spokesperson, the phablet is ‘anticipated’ to be available for online order from the official HP website in US from September 5.
Also, we already know that the HP Elite X3 will be priced at $699 in the US, however a bundle consisting of the phablet, a headset and Desk Dock bundle will cost $799. The device will be available in 47 countries, which also includes India. It can already by pre-ordered in the UK for £749 and Australia for AUD 1,199.
HP Elite X3 Specifications
The HP Elite X3 features a 5.96-inch (2560 x 1440) Quad HD AMOLED display that is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4. It is powered by a 2.15 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 64-bit processor along with Adreno 530 GPU. It comes with 4 GB of LPDDR4 RAM and has 64 GB of internal memory which can be expanded up to 2 TB via microSD card. It runs on Windows 10 OS out of the box.
The Elite X3 rocks a 16 megapixel rear camera with LED flash, f/2.0 aperture. On the front, it has a 8 megapixel front-facing camera for selfies and video calling. Both the cameras can shoot Full HD 1080p videos. The front camera also works as an Iris scanner and there is a fingerprint sensor at the back as well. It is 7.8 mm thick and weighs 195 grams. The phablet is also IP67 certified and hence it is dust and water-resistant. Also, it has MIL-STD-810 rating and thus you can drop the device from up to 1 meter without damaging it.
The Elite X3 also supports Windows 10 Continuum feature. The company has also unveiled two accessories – Desk Dock and Mobile Extender as well. Here, the Desk Dock will help you connect the phablet to an external display whereas the Mobile Extender will extend the device’s capability with a bigger display, speakers, keyboard and trackpad.
On the connectivity front, the Elite X3 comes with 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1 LE and GPS/aGPS. It packs in a 4,150 mAh Li-ion polymer non-removable battery under the hood that supports Quick Charging.