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Everything You Need to Know About HP Elite x3, HP’s Windows 10 Phablet

Everything You Need to Know About HP Elite x3
HP's Elite x3 Windows 10 phablet is aimed at being your one-and-only business device. Here's everything you need to know about HP's Windows 10 feat.

Windows mobile phone sales might have gone to the lowest ever, but success of Windows 10 on other devices is something that’s keeping manufacturers investing in new Windows 10 mobiles phones. HP is one of those enthusiastic manufacturers who is seeing potential in Windows 10 mobile OS and the newly launched HP Elite x3 phablet is what HP has brought for us.

HP calls Elite x3 as “The one device that’s every device” and has designed it to make it your smartphone, laptop, and PC. HP aims at Elite x3 as a productivity powerhouse. Elite x3 supports Continuum feature and it connects with a laptop or a PC, turning into a full-size laptop or desktop.

Elite x3 boasts a 5.96-inch quad HD AMOLED edge-to-edge display with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 screen and anti-reflective coating. The display provides resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 at 492 ppi

HP Elite x3 Front

Like most devices showcased at MWC this year, a Snapdragon 820 processor powers Elite x3. Elite x3 features 4GB RAM, and 64GB internal storage, expandable up to a whopping 2TB using microSD.

HP wanted a business-oriented phablet to boast a powerful camera too. Elite x3 features a 16-megapixel rear camera and 8-megapixel front camera. The 8MP front camera is something HP wanted Elite x3 to have to provide superior videoconferencing experience. Along with the camera, front facing audio speakers tuned by Bang & Olufsen and noise canceling omni-directional mics make Elite x3 an on the go conferencing device.

HP Elite x3 Front Speakers

To make Elite x3 more productive, truly business-class device, HP has given it dual SIM and a large 4,150mAh battery that supports wireless charging, both of which will be loved by frequent-fliers. There’s also a Cat 6 LTE modem and 2×2 802.11 ac Wi-Fi connectivity.

HP Elite X3 comes with a Pogo Pin Design on the back, enabling a variety of peripherals to plug in and integrate with it. To take Elite x3 productivity even higher, HP has also provided certain accessories. The HP Desk Dock includes a DisplayPort which can connect to external display, two USB-A and one USB-C, and a wired Ethernet Port.

HP Elite x3 Desk Dock

HP has also designed lapdock, or simply a mobile extender, which wirelessly connects to a 12.5-inch diagonal HD display. The extender comes with a 48Wh battery and a full-size keyboard and trackpad, turning the phablet into a complete laptop.

HP Elite x3 Lapdock

HP Elite x3 Technical Specifications

OS Windows 10 Mobile
Display 5.96-inch QHD (2,560×1,440) AMOLED display (492ppi)
Processor Quad-core Snapdragon 820 processor, 2.15GHz
Storage 64GB. expandable up to 2TB with microSD
Camera 16MP rear, 8MP front
Port USB Type-C
Scanners/Sensors Fingerprint sensor and iris scanner
Battery 4,150mAh (non-removable)
Security features FIPS 140-2 cryptography; 128-bit key Unified Image Encryption, 256-bit key Full Disk Encryption
Other IP67 water-resistant

HP is yet to announce Elite x3 price and availability, but it is most likely to arrive later this summer. HP will offer x3 directly to companies through business channels and it won’t be available on wireless carriers.

More details will follow soon.