HP Elite x3 is the new Windows-powered flagship of the company with an impressive set of specs
One of the greatest things about the annual big events in the tech world, like the MWC 2016 is the diversity of devices can be explored at one place. The HP Elite x3 is a new smartphone of the mobile giant HP that brings high-end specs and the Windows 10 OS pre-installed on board. The phone stands-out with an elegant design with water- and dust resistant case (IP67-rated). A new handset of HP and especially Windows-powered device is not something we see every day in the tech world.
The device is a phablet with a 5.96-inch screen with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels. In the gut of the Elite x3 is ticking an octa-core processor with the very powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chip and the impressive amount of 4GB RAM. With other words – the new addition of HP is a rival to the high-end flagships announced at the event.
In terms of storage, the model is packed with 64GB memory by default. Thanks to the support for microSD cards, users can add up to 2TB more storage. The primary camera of the HP Elite x3 is a 16MP snapper on the rear end paired with an 8MP selfie-camera. On the back is included a fingerprint reader as well. Iris scanner is also included in the device. The software that powers the new flagship of HP is Windows 10 Mobile running out-of-the-box. The battery of the Elite x3 is a 4150mAh cell.
The device supports wireless charging and USB Type-C. The connectivity capabilities of the phablet include support for 4G LTE Cat.6. The plus-size smartphone is compatible with Continuum that makes it possible to connect the Elite x3 to a monitor, a keyboard and a mouse and use it as a PC. The flagship can also be used as a laptop thanks to the Mobile Extender of HP. It boasts a 12.5-inch display with 1080p resolution. On the rear panel of the HP Elite x3 are provided Pogo pins that make it easy to use different accessories made by third parties. The flagship will land on the markets this summer. The price is not revealed yet.