Mobile World Congress — HP unveils the Elite X3, the first phone from the company running Windows 10 Mobile with support for Continuum and some impressive hardware specifications.
The HP Elite X3 is not just another Windows 10 smartphone, HP is going all in with hardware and design. The Elite X3 features a 6-inch Quad HD (2560 x 1440) pixel resolution AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 and anti-reflective coating.
The smartphone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 quad-core 2.15GHz processor, 4GB of memory, and 64GB of internal storage. In addition, the device also includes a micro SD slot with support for an extra 2TB of secondary storage.
HP also embraces the new USB Type-C port for fast charging and data transfer. There is a 16-megapixel back-facing camera and impressive 8-megapixel front-facing camera — perfect for selfies –.
Additionally, it includes an iris scanner and fingerprint reader to support Windows Hello.
The HP Elite X3 is IP67 rated, which make the device water-resistant on depth water of up to 1 meter for up to 30 minutes. Powerful hardware needs to be powered by a big battery and the Windows 10 Mobile phone from HP includes a 4150mAh battery.
Perhaps one of the most noticeable feature is the fact that it comes with support for Continuum for phones, which allows to transform the device into a PC-like experience using the new Windows 10 universal apps using the Desk Dock that features a DisplayPort to connect an external monitor, alongside 2 USB-A and 1 USB-C ports, and 1 Ethernet port.
In addition, HP has also created the Mobile Extender, an accessory that features a display and keyboard to mimics a laptop experience using wireless technology. “The Mobile Extender has a near-zero bezel with a 12.5-inch diagonal HD display that weighs less than 1000 grams.”
HP is aiming the new smartphone for to business users by touting enterprise-grade security with Windows 10, BitLocker 128-bit encryption, VPN-SSL, and Intune MDM and Reset protection. HP also incorporates Secure Boot and other safeguards.
The HP Elite X3 will be available later this summer, pricing and other specific details are yet to be announced.