HP Elite x3 coming to Verizon?

A CDMA version of the HP Elite x3 could be coming to Verizon

A CDMA version of the HP Elite x3 could be coming to Verizon

The HP Elite x3 is the most capable of any Windows 10 Mobile handset. Currently, the device is offered only with support for GSM bands, but that appears likely to change. HP is working on obtaining new certifications for the Elite x3, this time with support listed specifically for Verizon. That would mean that the new version would have the ability to run over CDMA pipelines. Among the new applications HP sent out include one for the FCC, one for the Bluetooth SIG and another for the Wi-Fi Alliance.

In case you're not familiar with the phone, the HP Elite x3 features a 6-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 1440 x 2560. The Snapdragon 820 chipset is under the hood featuring a quad-core 2.15GHz CPU, and the Adreno 540 GPU. 4GB of RAM is inside along with 64GB of native storage. For those seeking additional storage, a 2TB capacity microSD slot is available. A 16MP camera adorns the back of the device, while the phone sports an 8MP front-facing selfie snapper. Keeping the lights on is a 4100mAh battery. A fingerprint scanner is on board as is an iris scanner and a Type-C USB port. The HP Elite x3 works with Continuum allowing you to hook it up to a mouse, a screen and a keyboard to become the brains of a "desktop" PC.

We can't imagine that Verizon has much demand for Windows 10 Mobile powered handsets. Still, it would seem that some one inside the carrier feels that this is a good idea. And if you're going to sell a Windows 10 Mobile phone, you might as well sell the best model currently available. That would be the HP Elite x3.


source: BluetoothSig, Wi-FiAlliance via MSPoweruser

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Elite x3
  • Display 6.0" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4150 mAh

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30 Comments

1. fyah_king unregistered

X3 two coming soon? This is almost 2 years old.lol

4. jellmoo

Posts: 2525; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Er... It was released last August. It's not even a year old yet.

5. Subie

Posts: 2255; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

I think you're right. Not sure why Phone Arena has the release date listed as Dec 8...https://www.phonearena.com/phones/HP-Elite-x3_id9967

10. fyah_king unregistered

But it was announced in like February 2016.lol

11. kiko007

Posts: 7383; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

That's still not "almost two years"... sweet spin though.

13. fyah_king unregistered

Yeah, "almost!"

26. sgodsell

Posts: 6642; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Kiko007, that's the problem with Microsoft and it's software nowadays. They are so slow to adapt and use new hardware, especially when the mobile sector sees the most and newest hardware all the time, and only Microsoft and it's crew can make the updates. Yet, Microsoft's​ mobile division tried to make it look like their Windows Mobile OS could be updated as fast as Android. Which is impossible these days, especially when Microsoft is the only one that can modify their OS's these days. Gone are the days when OEMs could update and add their own CPUs and GPUs, and driver's drivers to Windows Mobile OS. Not to mention developers still haven't jumped​ on board Microsoft's​ mobile platform. The only way I see Microsoft competing is by VR/AR/MR.

23. razmahtaz001

Posts: 501; Member since: May 11, 2013

re 10. fyah_king (Posts: 1008; Member since: 22 Jul 2013) But it was announced in like February 2016.lol ==================================== but it wasnt released/sold til around august 2016 in some countries, sept/oct 2016 in other countries...in that regard, its still under a year

2. Furbal unregistered

Throw in the 835, get a better camera and let's do this

6. matistight

Posts: 892; Member since: May 13, 2009

As if 16MP isnt enough. Also, an SD810 does fine with windows 10, 820 is perfectly fine, especially for a phone launched almost a year ago.

9. AmashAziz

Posts: 2869; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Everyone isn't okay with a last gen chip. Some people wanna have the best. And a 16mp camera doesn't necessarily translate to better quality. The 'megapixels' race was over years ago.......

16. Furbal unregistered

The camera is s**t and the 820 does not support windows on arm, the 835 does.

15. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

And full Windows 10 on ARM + CShell + Fluent Design System, then we're talking. W10M is a dead joke, anything that comes with it is good as obsolete: https://www.windowscentral.com/expected-you-will-not-be-able-run-full-windows-10-arm-phone

3. aegislash

Posts: 1427; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

This is actually a sexy as hell phone. Beautiful, original design. Give me one running Android and I would be so damn happy.

7. tuminatr

Posts: 1089; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

This does not need CDMA to work on Verizon anymore and that probably why we are seeing support pop up. The Google Pixel, HTC U11 and new LG Exalt LTE can be used in LTE only mode with NO CDMA support Verizon has taken the next step at shutting down its 3g network.

8. tuminatr

Posts: 1089; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

correction to myself HP has listed a new model on their website with cdma support and band 13 LTE www8.hp.com/h20195/v2/GetPDF.aspx/c05193008.pdf

12. you_sukk_it

Posts: 219; Member since: Apr 11, 2017

this is not selling. way overpriced

14. Mopowa21

Posts: 33; Member since: Jan 16, 2017

This phone was actually Targeted towards businesses not the average consumer

21. you_sukk_it

Posts: 219; Member since: Apr 11, 2017

yet it still isnt selling

17. miketer

Posts: 483; Member since: Apr 02, 2015

Still, I can't understand the reason for it to appear on a network, almost a year after launch, especially with the last iteration of a Windows 10 mobile platform. Defies logic.

29. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3049; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

The Enterprise sector isn't like the consumer market that needs the latest and greatest every 6 months.

18. Greenmule

Posts: 128; Member since: Apr 24, 2017

Microsoft store has it on sale for $499. Maybe $150 too high.

19. tuminatr

Posts: 1089; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

Funny I just checked and the full price for the Iphone 7 plus is $869.99 and the Pixel XL is $769.99Galaxy s8+ is $840 $499.99 for this is not so bad

24. you_sukk_it

Posts: 219; Member since: Apr 11, 2017

otoh, ifart and samsuck phones have great resale value because its android which isnt a dying os. HP has no current phones out and this is windows mobile which is a dead os. very few apps. nothing positive going its way. the design is nice with nice hardware but the phone is overpriced. period

25. Greenmule

Posts: 128; Member since: Apr 24, 2017

is there any way to completely remove windows and flash lineageOS to it?

32. cdgoin

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 28, 2010

It has a LOT going for it.. For ENTERPRISE users that are locked into Win10 enterprise solutions. Its NOT for the average customer and was never intended to be. Its like comparing iPads to custom IoT tablets that run specialized software. Verizon is running out of 735 and HTC M8s to sell, and they need the HP Elite x3 for that specialized market.

20. shnibz

Posts: 503; Member since: Sep 18, 2011

I would love this phone if it ran Android

27. Xavier1415

Posts: 137; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

I'll buy it and the note 8 :)

30. CAVBR

Posts: 133; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

Strange this interest of Verizon by Windows Mobile, even knowing that devices with this OS do not do very well in sales, and soon are discontinued. Many devices from major OEMs released with Microsoft OS were because of it, such as LG Lancet and Samsung Activ SE (which should have received Windows 10 Mobile, but that did not happen). She was supposed to pick up that Lenovo device launched in Japan by Softbank, and work with Samsung to launch Ativ S2.

31. cdgoin

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 28, 2010

The thing is unmentioned by most, is that Verizon still had the HTC M8 one and 735 for sale to enterprise. Why..? because some enterprise solutions exist for it along with IoT apps as well. Which is why the HP Elite exists.. its for Enterprise customers. The lack of apps isn't an issue. Interfacing with a PC, and with enterprise solution is more important. I think many maybe surprised to find out how well W10 for ARM will do if they use it for Mobile PCs ( I.E. Phones ) and such. Imagine having a mobile phone that will work with all PC apps, and PC programs.

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