HP Elite x3
|Compatible networks||GSM, LTE|
|Availability by region||October 2016|
|Dimensions||161.5 mm (6.36 in) H|
83.6 mm (3.29 in) W
7.9 mm (0.31 in) D
|Mass||195 g (6.88 oz)|
|Operating system||Windows 10 Mobile|
|System on chip||Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 (MSM8996)|
|Memory||4 GB LPDDR4 RAM|
|Storage||64 GB eMMC|
|Removable storage||microSD up to 2 TB|
|Battery||4,150 mAh Li-Ion battery|
Qi/PMA wireless charging
|Data inputs||Multi-touch capacitive touchscreen|
|Display||5.96 in (151 mm) WQHD (2560 x 1440) AMOLED, 494 ppi, Gorilla Glass 4|
|Rear camera||16 MP, 4K|
|Front camera||8 MP, 1080p|
|Other||Iris scanner and fingerprint scanner for Windows Hello|
Continuum for Phone via HP Desk Dock and Lap Dock IP67, MIL-STD 810G
The HP Elite x3 was built for enterprise users with several enterprise specific features such as high-end processing power (Qualcomm Snapdragon 820), large and bright display (Samsung 5.96" WQHD OLED), IP67, MIL-STD 810G, Dual biometric authentication with Iris and fingerprint scanner, 2x2 MIMO 802.11ac, Cat 6 LTE, Bang & Olufsen sound, USB-C charging with a 4,150mAh battery and Qi/PMA wireless charging.
Setting it apart from other premium smartphones, HP Elite x3's defining feature is its ability to connect to an external monitor, keyboard and mouse via the HP Desk Dock, providing a desktop PC-like environment, powered by Microsoft's Continuum feature on Windows 10 Mobile. HP also offers the HP Lap Dock, which is a laptop shell that does not have any computing power in itself (i.e. no CPU, no Motherboard, no HDD, etc.), but connects to the Elite x3 via wired (USB-C) or wireless (802.11ac) connection and powers the Lap Dock, which is essentially a display terminal with a keyboard, touchpad, battery and I/O ports in a laptop form factor.
Debuting at Mobile World Congress 2016, the HP Elite x3 garnered over 30 "Best of MWC" awards. However, despite some positive reviews by critics, sales have been less than expected due to diminishing market position of Windows 10 Mobile as a viable Mobile OS platform. While HP's sales and marketing have been focused on targeting enterprise customers, consumers are able to purchase the Elite x3 and the Desk Dock and Lap Dock at hp.com website as well as in Microsoft Stores, both offline and online.
There is an EMEA+APJ model, an Americas model, and an Americas model connected by Verizon (US only).
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