HP may not be the familiar name in the mobile industry, but it looks like they have taken steps to change that. HP has launched a new Windows running smartphone at MWC 2016 known as, HP Elite X3.
The HP Elite X3 flaunts a 5.96 inch AMOLED display with 2560 x 1440 pixels resolution and protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 quad-core processor clocked at 2.15 GHz, paired with 4 GB LPDDR4 RAM. It comes with 64 GB internal storage, expandable to up to 2TB with microSD. The smartphone runs on Windows 10 OS.
The Elite X3 sports a 16 megapixel rear camera with f/2.0 aperture and a 8 megapixel front facing camera. It is packed with a beefy 4150 mAh Li-ion polymer battery,with quick charging and wireless charging support. It also features Iris scanner and a fingerprint sensor.
Connectivity options include WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth 4.0 LE USB Type-C connector. It is IP67 rated for dust and water resistance. It measures 83.5 x7.8 x 161.8 mm and weighs 195 g.
The HP Elite X3 has some unique features as it supports Windows 10 Continuum. With the help of Continuum the Desk Dock will let you connect the phone to a desktop monitor, mouse, and keyboard and use it more like a traditional desktop PC. HP is also creating a Mobile Extender that includes a 12.5-inch 1920×1080 screen and keyboard, while depending on the Elite x3 for the computing power.
However, HP has not said anything about its availability or pricing yet.