HP Elite x3 (formerly HP Falcon) to be a smart-looking Windows 10 smartphone?

HP Elite x3 (formerly HP Falcon) to be a smart-looking Windows 10 smartphone?
It's been ages since HP last released a Windows-based smartphone (it looks like the Windows Mobile 6.5-powered iPAQ Glisten from 2009 is the company's last such device), so we're somewhat intrigued by the fact that a new HP-made Windows handset might be coming soon. The handset in question is the HP Falcon (of which we first heard of in December), though it won't have this name when it launches.

According to Evan Blass (@evleaks), the Falcon will be released as the HP Elite x3. As previously reported, the device will run Windows 10, and should offer high-end features, including a pretty large 5.8-inch Quad HD display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, and 64 GB of storage space. A 20 MP camera should be found on the back, while the front-facing camera might be a 12 MP, or 13 MP one.

Evan Blass notes that the HP Elite x3 "looks pretty smart - except, maybe, for the odd pattern of speaker grille holes." We're not sure what to make out of this, but we're hoping to see a great design anyway. For the record, HP is already selling an Elite x2 (pictured below): a sleek-looking, shock-resistant 2-in1 Windows tablet made out of a magnesium alloy. Will the Elite x3 smartphone have similar physical characteristics? Only time will tell.

While there's no word on when the HP Elite x3 will be announced, we might see it later this month at MWC 2016. Stay tuned!

source: @evleaks



1. BobLawblaw unregistered

The way tablets and phones are going the only way to differentiate between them will be the name and OS. The specs are reaching a peak..

4. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Specs might be the same for a lot of high-end smart devices but that doesn't mean they will perform the same. And specs are by no mean reaching a peak, every year the successor in a line of high-end socs is always much better than the predecessor and boy is that a good thing, especially since oem's seem to think super high resolution mobile screens are the next big thing.

2. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

A good specs for Windows smartphone, l hope it's not overpriced like Lumia 950 XL

7. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Still waiting for another $550 flagship that can run two separate screens...or have all the features in a single device and not compromise having to hodgepodge devices acting like its one, from other OEM's.

3. volcano

Posts: 348; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

this one going to be really interesting to see i'll keep an eye on this,

5. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Bring it HP.

6. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

IF THIS Smart is Continuum mode capable and cheaper than the Microsoft 950 or 950Xl and is sold on Verizon. it will be the Savior Windows 10 smart phone for Verizon Windows smart phone fans who have no Windows 10 Flagship class smart phone since Verizon stopped selling the Nokia Limia 928 and Nokia Icon

8. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Platform is almost dead. I don't get it why pour such resources.

10. HTCM9

Posts: 29; Member since: Mar 29, 2015

I dont get it why u spending so much time to post comments on a dead platform.

11. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

I don't get it why you bother to comment on what is completely irrelevant to your point of you.

9. rsiders

Posts: 1976; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

This is the type of devices Windows Phone needs. They need to get the iOS bridge working fast to bring over more quality and versatile apps and continue to push high end hardware and finally Windows Phone will have a real chance from an app and hardware standpoint. I just may return to my favorite OS if this happens.

12. avishekmukherjee

Posts: 362; Member since: Apr 09, 2015

Hope the price will be ok Bring it on HP

13. cleatglitch

Posts: 165; Member since: May 25, 2013

im inn

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