For the past few months, we’ve been hearing that HP is working on a new Windows 10 Mobile-powered smartphone. It has been over two years since the company released a smartphone so naturally there was a lot of interest in this device. HP has unveiled the Elite X3 today at Mobile World Congress 2016, it’s a handset with flagship level specifications and happens to be a productivity powerhouse.
“The Elite x3 is the first built-for-business mobile device to deliver seamless phablet, laptop and desktop business productivity in a single device,” says HP, the handset uses Continuum in Windows 10 to allow seamless multi-screen transitions between a phone scenario and a desktop scenario.
The HP Elite X3 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor with 4G of LPDDR4 RAM and 64GB of onboard storage. Aside from the 5.96 inch Quad HD display, there’s dual-SIM support and enhanced security features that IT departments are bound to love.
HP has introduced the optional Desk Dock and Mobile Extender accessories with this handset. The Desk Dock provides a full-featured desktop experience for the X3 as it includes a DisplayPort for external monitor support, two USB-A and USB-C ports and a wired Ethernet port.
The Mobile Extender provides a laptop experience with a 12.5 inch diagonal HD display, 48WHr battery as well as a full sized keyboard and track. No data is stored on the Mobile Extender to provide additional security. HP Elite X3 is going to be available this summer, exact pricing will be shared when the handset is close to being released.