HP introduces their new smartphone, HP Elite X3 with Windows 10 Mobile OS in a high specification at MWC event. This new device runs on the latest high-end processor, Snapdragon 820 and 4GB of RAM, and makes it defeats the performance of Lumia 950 XL from Microsoft. The device has 64GB of internal memory and micro SD card slot is available to extend the storage up to 2TB. The battery has a pretty big capacity: 4,150mAh that can be wirelessly charged. Elite X3 is also equipped with Irish Scanner for Windows Hello and a fingerprint scanner on its back side. Although, at MWC event, the fingerprint scanner was not seen on the device, but they convinced it will be available on the final version.
With a high specification, Elite X3 support the reliable feature of Windows 10 Mobile: continuum. The feature allows a Windows 10 Mobile devices to turn into a PC by using the continuum accessories, like the dock. However, there is a limitation of the continuum feature on Windows 10 Mobile device: it can run the apps on a conventional desktop. HP can go over this limitation by offering an app catalog (dubbed HP Workspace) that’ll give you access to the virtualized apps on the new device. This HP solution seems will be loved by professionals.
HP provides a Desk Dock to connect Elite X3 to some desktop peripherals, like a monitor, keyboard, etc. Desk Dock is equipped with a DisplayPort, two USB-A and one USB-C port, as well as a wired Ethernet port. What makes it special is, the availability of continuum accessory that they called Mobile Extender. This accessory has a 12.5-inch display size in a notebook form factor that wirelessly connects with the Elite X3 to offer a laptop-like experience. It’s the first continuum accessory in a notebook form factor and it looks so thin and beautiful.
HP said the phone will be available this summer although no exact date or month was mentioned. As for the price, it will be disclosed “closer to date of availability.”