American computer producing company, HP has unveiled the Elite x3, a surprise flagship smartphone that runs on the Windows 10 Mobile operating system.
The HP Elite x3 sports a 5.96-inch QHD (1440 x 2560 pixels) AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protecting it.
Under the hood, the Windows 10 Mobile smartphone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC clocked at 2.15GHz.
This is further coupled with an impressive 4GB of RAM to offer a great user experience, no matter what apps are being executed on the phone.
The flagship device comes with 64GB inbuilt storage. There’s also a microSD card slot should users need more storage.
HP Elite x3 is equipped with a 15 megapixel rear camera, and there’s also an 8 megapixel front camera for taking selfies and making video calls.
HP’s new Windows smartphone also has support for Wi-Fi MiMo 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, LTE, 3G, and other standard connectivity features. It packs a 4150mAh battery with support for wireless charging using Qi or PMA standard.
The HP Elite x3 houses a fingerprint scanner on the rear side. It also comes with IP67 rating, which provides the handset with ability to withstand immersion in water for up to 1 metre for 30 minutes.
In addition to dual biometrics, the HP Elite x3 is also offering 256-bit key full disk encryption, and TPM 2.0.
It’s believed that HP is aiming for enterprise customers with the HP Elite x3 smartphone – which explains why the device comes with a lot of security features.
Unlike the Microsoft Lumia 650, the HP Elite x3 supports Windows 10’s Continuum feature. The firm said that it will ship the Elite x3 with two accessories: Desk Dock and Mobile Extender.
The Display Dock, which comes with a DisplayPort, two USB Type-A, one USB Type-C, and RJ-45 ethernet port, allows the phone to serve as a desktop utilising Windows 10’s Continuum feature.
The Mobile Extender, on the other hand, is a laptop at its core. It houses a battery, a 12.5-inch full-HD display (1920 x 1080 pixels), a keyboard and requires the Elite x3 for the processing power.
This sounds similar to the NexDock, a laptop that utilises mini-PC, or select Windows 10 Mobile handsets to convert them into a laptop.