HP Elite x3

The HP Elite x3 release date is September 12, when the top of the line new Windows flagship phone will be launched. At nearly 6 inches, this is a large Windows 10 phablet, but it's not just the size that will put this Windows 10 smartphone on the map.

HP Elite x3 is available for pre-order from Microsoft Store in USA and Canada, unlocked.
USA: https://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/en_US/pdp/HP-Elite-x3
Canada: https://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msca/en_CA/pdp/productID.5060730500

In terms of hardware, HP Elite x3 will be the best Windows phone on the market, and it basically has everything, and then some. It's even waterproof! The first waterproof Windows phone for the consumer market. HP didn't skimp on this phone. HP Elite x3 has an IP67 rating which makes it totally dustproof and waterproof up to 1 meter submerged in water.

The specs are a bit of wet dream too, not only does the 5.96-inch screen have a whopping 2560 x 1440 display resolution, but HP gave the HP Elite x3 an AMOLED display as well, so they display can't be beaten by anyone. For sturdiness, the screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4.

HP Elite x3
HP Elite x3

Want 4GB of RAM on that Windows 10 phone? HP Elite x3 got you covered, and not only that, but this is the first 4GB RAM Windows phone with DDR4 RAM as well. This works in conjunction with the 2.15 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, and 64GB of storage that supports microSD card support up to 2TB!

As a phone it supports 4G LTE/3G/2G, but also has dual-band Wi-Fi with 2×2 a/b/g/n/ac 802.11 support, Bluetooth 4.0, and NFC. It also has all mobile sensors.

Bang & Olufsen provides the audio system on the Elite x3, which includes stereo speakers and 3 noise cancelling microphones. The cameras are a 8MP front camera and Iris camera, with a 16MP rear camera that has optical image stabilization and LED flash.

Other main specs and features include Bitlocker encryption, enterprise-grade VPN, Fingerprint reader, USB Type-C port, a 4150 mAh battery where the 46.5 WHr battery has 500 hours of standby time and 33 hours of talk, while the phone weighs 194 grams, and has a thickness of 7.8 mm.

To use the HP Elite x3 Windows 10 phone as a computer on a larger screen there is the option of the Desk Dock docking for it, which will connect the phone to any external display you want. Or there is another novelty option.

Want a tablet with that Windows phone?
HP have created a 12.5-inch tablet just for the HP Elite x3, or to be precise, a 12.5-inch display with keyboard that can either mirror or act as an additional display for the HP Elite x3. This way, people really can use the phone as a computer.

This novelty is called HP Elite x3 Lap Dock and has no computing power itself. It is just a 12.5-inch touchscreen and a spill-resistant keyboard, with Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution, Bang & Olufsen stereo speakers, three USB Type-C ports, and a micro-HDMI port.

HP Elite x3 is not a phone people buy to play Pokemon. This is a phone for people who really mean business. For the complete HP Elite x3 specs, download the official specs sheet (PDF).

HP Elite x3 Lap Dock
HP Elite x3 Lap Dock
Pre-Order HP Elite x3
HP Elite x3
Waterproof Windows Phone
Waterproof Windows Phone – HP Elite x3

HP Phone Dock

– Tom Bowen