MWC 2016: HP unveils Elite x3 with Snapdragon 820 SoC
MWC 2016: HP unveils Elite x3 with Snapdragon 820 SoCMicrosoft Windows Blog (Official)

HP's 2016 flagship smartphone Elite X3 will be hitting stores in Europe in a couple of months.

HP Elite X3 was originally unveiled way back in February at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2016, Barcelona, but the company had refrained from revealing the release and price details of the device.

Now, HP is said to release the Elite X3 in Italy around September for €699 ($772/Rs. 51,860), a technology blog, Plaffo reported citing a source, who attended HP's private event in Milan.

The company reportedly announced that the Elite X3 will come with Microsoft's latest "Window 10 Anniversary Update," which is scheduled for global roll-out on Aug. 2.

However, HP has not made any official comments on rumours related to Elite X3 release and price details. Watch this space for more updates.

For those unaware, HP Elite X3 sports a massive 5.96-inch WQHD (2560x1440p) AMOLED screen and runs Microsoft's Windows 10 Mobile OS powered by the Snapdragon 820 quad-core with Adreno 530 graphics, 4GB LPDDR4, 64GB inbuilt memory and 4150mAh battery.

HP Elite x3 also boasts an innovate Continuum feature, which was first introduced with Microsoft's flagship Lumia 950 series. Users, with the help of display dock, can convert the phone into a mini-computer via Continuum. It is a new, adaptive user experience offered in Windows 10 that optimises the look and behaviour of apps and the Windows shell as per usage preferences of the customer to provide a PC-like experience.

HP is also providing two accessories – Desk Dock and Mobile Extender. The former is used to enable Continuum feature and comes with a DisplayPort having two USB Type-A port, one USB Type-C port and Rj-45 ethernet port.

Key specifications of HP Elite x3:

Model HP Elite x3
Display 5.96-inch WQHD (2560x1440p) AMOLED screen with anti-reflecting coating, Corning Gorilla Glass 4
OS Windows 10 Mobile
Processor 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon ( MSM8996) 820 quad-core
GPU Adreno 530
RAM 4GB LPDDR4 SDRAM (onboard) Dual channel x32 PoP 32Gbit
Storage 64GB (eMMC 5.1), expandable up to 2TB
  • Main: 16.0-megapixel camera with full HD recording
  • Front: 8.0-megapixel camera with full HD video Iris camera
Battery 4150mAh
Network 4G-LTE
Add-ons Finger print sensor, dual-SIM slots (Nano+ Nano+micro SD card via 3-in-2 card tray), IP67 certifications (awaited), Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.0 LE combo (Miracast), NFC (Near Field Communication), USB v3.0 Type-C,
Dimensions 83.5 x7.8 x 161.8 mm
Weight 195 g
Colours Graphite