The much discussed HP Elite X3 Windows 10 smartphone will be launched in India soon, according to a report. The smartphone was first unveiled earlier this February at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2016 in Barcelona,
Windows Central, quoting an email of HP, also claimed that the Elite X3 will be priced at $699 (approximately Rs 47,000) for the US market while the smartphone with premium headset and HP Elite X3 Desk Dock will be available at $799 (Rs 53,672 approximately) from August 29 onwards. The pricing and availability of the complete bundle, which include the HP Elite X3 smartphone, HP Elite X3 Desk Dock, and HP Elite X3 Lap Dock will be revealed later, added the report.
Recently, an Italian website, Plaffo, claimed that the Windows 10 powered HP Elite X3 smartphone will be launched in Italy, in September this year. Further, the website claimed at the the smartphone will be priced at â‚¬699 (approximately Rs. 51,784).
The Elite X3 features a 5.96-inch WQHD (1440×2560 pixels) AMOLED display with Gorilla Glass 4 and anti reflective coating. The smartphone is powered by a 2.15 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, which is paired with 4GB of RAM. The smartphone runs on Windows 10 operating system and is backed up by a 4150 mAh non-removable battery.
The Elite X3 offers 64GB of internal storage, which can be expanded by up-to 2TB via micro SD card. The smartphone boasts a 16-megapixel rear snapper with LED flash and an 8-megapixel selfie shooter. The smartphone has dual bio-metric Iris scanner, and a fingerprint scanner. Elite X3 also offers 256-bit key full disk encryption, secure boot, 128-bit key unified image encryption.
Besides, the smartphone offers Dual SIM, 4G LTE, WiFi (802.11 b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, NFC, and USB 3.0 Type-C (USB-C). The handset measures 83.5 x 7.8 x 161.8 mm and is water and dust resistant (IP67 certified). The sensors include Accelerometer, Proxemity, Ambient light Sensor, Hall effect and Gyro sensor.
Moreover, HP Elite X3 smartphone comes with three accessories – HP Desk Dock, HP Lap Dock and HP Mobile Extender. The Desk Dock, which is quite similar to Microsoft’s Continuum display dock, allows the Elite X3 to be used as a computer. Just put the X3 in the dock and then connect it to a larger monitor and enjoy your phone’s content on a big screen.
HP Elite X3 Lap Dock is designed as an ultra-slim, near borderless 12.5″ diagonal display notebook form factor that connects with the HP Elite x3 to achieve a seamless Windows Continuum computing experience.
The Mobile Extender is even more useful. The Mobile Extender has a 12.5 inch full HD display, a keyboard and a 47 Whr battery. Of-course it has speakers and ports like a laptop. It is basically a laptop like device but it doesn’t have processor, RAM or storage. Instead it uses the Elite X3’s chipset to use.