HP launched its first Windows-powered smartphone in quite some time several months ago. The HP Elite x3 is a niche device given that it’s geared towards professionals who basically want to walk around with a device in their pocket that can provide PC-like functionality when hooked up to an external monitor. The handset will be due for a successor in the near future and it appears that the company showed a glimpse of what’s to come at the Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona.

The folks at PCWorld appear to have spotted what might be a concept design of the HP Elite x3’s successor. They found it tucked into a glass case near the back of HP’s booth at MWC 2017. The handset is not accompanied by any labels but it was inserted in the existing Dock accessory as it spun slowly on a small platform.

The scribe asked HP about it and a spokesperson for the company confirmed that “this is an example of how we see future iterations of the x3 platform.” The spokesperson provided no further details about the device.

Observations made through the glass suggest that the front camera lens has been slightly repositioned while the bezels are thinner and there doesn’t appear to be a shiny Bang & Olufsen speaker along the bottom of the phone like you’d find in the existing HP Elite x3.

HP hasn’t said anything about the specifications of the Elite x3’s successor but since it’s a device meant for professionals, you can bet that it’s going to have flagship-level specifications. No word as yet on when HP intends to unveil the next-generation Elite x3.

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