In what could be a breakthrough for Windows 10 running Smartphones’, HP has released HP Elite x3, a device that can be used as a Smartphone, PC or Tablet. Unveiled at the ongoing Mobile World Congress event at Barcelona, HP named the device as “Elite x3”, “The one device that’s every device”.
Utilizing the power of Continuum, where a Windows 10 Smartphone can work like a PC, HP Elite x3 can be turned into three separate devices – a phone, a tablet or a PC. The device makes use of the Universal Windows Platform (UWP) to extend application experiences across any of the three device states, quickly adapting to any state and at the same time delivering same experience.
Dion Weisler, president and chief executive officer, HP Inc, said at the launch,
“The HP Elite X3 is a revolutionary mobile device designed for an ever-changing, connected world, adjusting to business and personal needs so industries and individuals can keep reinventing how they operate, ideate and create what matters most to them.”
HP Desk Dock and HP Mobile extender add capabilities to HP Elite x3
Accessories, HP Desk Dock and HP Mobile extender, lends all the multitasking features to HP Elite x3. The HP Desk Dock has a DisplayPort for external monitors, two USB-A and one USB-C ports and a wired Ethernet Port for syncing your phone to larger displays.
The Mobile Extender adds laptop capabilities to Elite x3 using wireless technologies to create an amazing laptop experience.
HP Elite x3 Specification
HP Elite x3 comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 core processor and 4GB RAM. The device has an inbuilt memory of 64GB which can be further expanded to 2TB via a microSD. It also has a Cat 6 LTE modem and 2×2 AC Wi-Fi. The device packs a premium look thanks to the Corning Gorilla Glass 4 screen and a stunning indoor/outdoor, WQHD 2560 x 1440 edge to edge display with anti-reflective coating.
Talking of camera, Elite x3 houses a 16-megapixel camera on the back with a low light sensor and LED flash. Then there are inbuilt dual SIM slots which can also be utilized for additional storage. For security, the phone utilizes biometrics with an iris scanner on the front and a fingerprint scanner at the back.
With premium features on offer, HP is focusing on business users as its target customers. The phone does look to have all covered, although we are yet to know the price. If it succeeds, it could be a new beginning for the falling Windows Phone market.
The Smartphone is slated to release in the summer this year.