HP had unveiled the Elite X3 at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this year. It is the first Windows 10 phone from HP. The device is now available in the UK via the official online store. It will cost you £706.80 and will be shipped within 5 to 10 days. It is to be noted that in this package, you’ll not get any Continuum or wireless charging dock.
The HP Elite X3 can also be ordered online in USA starting from September 5. It 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 as well.
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.