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

American PC maker Hewlett Packard launched a new smartphone dubbed as Elite x3 at the ongoing MWC 2016 event in Barcelona. 

The new HP Elite sports a mammoth 5.96-inch WQHD (2560x1440p) AMOLED screen and runs on 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.

Like Microsoft's flagship Lumia 950 series, the new HP Elite x3 also boasts Continuum feature. 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.

On the other hand, Mobile Extender is 12.5-inch full HD display panel with a key board with a slew of ports. When connected to HP Elite x3, it transforms into a light weight laptop.

As of now, the company has not revealed the price and release details. Stay tuned for more updates.

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