This is the impressive HP Elite x3
HP Elite x3 looks like a real beast
It’s no secret that HP is preparing a high-end Windows Phone codenamed Falcon and the device will be officially announced at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in just a few days. Now, tech2.hu has managed to get their hands on the HP Elite x3 smartphone.
According to the blog, the HP Elite x3 has a 5.96-inch Quad-HD display and a Snapdragon 820 processor with 4 GB of RAM, which makes it the most powerful Windows 10 phone to day.
The phone supports Continuum for phones via the USB Type-C port or a Wireless Display Adapter, has an Iris Scanner for Windows Hello, a fingerprint reader, Qi wireless charging, IP67 dust and water resistance, and meets MIL-STD-810G military standard for a 1-meter drop.
HP Elite x3 is just 7.8mm thick and has two cameras – 16-megapixel on the back and 8MP up front. We could also spot the speaker grill at the bottom along with the B&O logo. Bang & Olufsen is a Danish-manufacturer of audio products, television sets and speakers.
HP Elite x3 also comes with a special accessory called ‘Mobile Extender’ that allows you to connect the phone to a 12.5-inch display with keyboard and built-in battery, so you can run Universal Windows apps and even legacy Windows app (Win32) via the HP Workspace app and a cloud-powered desktop.
HP has revealed that the Elite x3 will be launched sometime around the mid-2016. The price of the x3 is yet unknown, but it definitely doesn’t seem to be a cheap phone.
The unofficial specs are:
- 5.96-inch QuadHD OLED display
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
- 4 GB RAM
- 64 GB storage
- 4150mAh battery
- microSD expansion up to 200 GB
- USB 3.0 Type-C
- Qi wireless charging
- Iris Scanner
- Fingerprint reader
- Continuum support
- 16-megapixel rear camera
- 8-megapixel front camera
- IP67 dust and water resistance
- STD810 military MIL-rating
- B&O speakers
- Windows 10 Mobile