HP Elite x3 price allegedly set for about $770 in Europe, release date rumored for September

HP Elite x3 price allegedly set for about $770 in Europe, release date rumored for September
According to a new rumor, the HP Elite x3 will be priced at €699 when it launches in Europe this upcoming September.

The upcoming HP Elite x3 is as interesting as it is elusive. Officially introduced all the way back in February at MWC 2016 in Barcelona as a premium Windows 10 Mobile smartphone that can morph between a smartphone, a laptop, and a desktop PC with the help of a few accessories, the HP Elite X3 has yet to become available for purchase. 

The last time we've heard about the HP Elite X3, the phone was getting its Wi-Fi and Bluetooth certifications, which is usually a sign that the actual release date isn't far off.

The source of this rumor claims that HP will launch the Elite x3 in September at a price of €699. At the current exchange rates, that's equivalent to a price of $770, although smartphone prices usually vary consistently by region. 

The Windows 10 Mobile powerhouse will come with extreme hardware specifications such as a 6-inch display running a resolution of 2560 by 1440 pixels, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset with 4GB of RAM, and a large 4,150mAh battery. 

Other notable specs for the HP Elite x3 include 64GB of expandable internal storage, wireless charging, Microsoft Continuum support, and dual front-facing speakers. For more details on the enterprise-centric handset check out these HP Elite x3 videos.


Although the high-end components and the premium build quality of the HP Elite x3 are to be appreciated, it remains to be seen if the Windows 10 Mobile operating system will strike a chord with enterprises, which are HP's main target with the Elite x3.

source: Plaffo

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30 Comments

1. shaineql

Posts: 521; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

And what app on WP10 can use that much power? None ? Let's create a petition then!!

4. kiko007

Posts: 7491; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

What app on any OS uses that much power? None. Power has never been about necessity, but about novelty.

10. mittalmailbox

Posts: 52; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

You haven't used chrome then

11. kiko007

Posts: 7491; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Hahahaha xD +1

25. krystian

Posts: 423; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

The petition thing was funny no doubt. But there's actually a lot of apps for enterprise users which this is more aimed at. Productivity. On top of that HP has developed a service that lets people launch w32 based apps in continuum mode. Everything is aimed at the business user wih this thing. And of course more for users who want productivity. Even people in school that want to save money by not buying a sepaate laptop/phone when they can have both. By the time redstone 2 comes around the app gap will likely not be so big. It's a slow process for them. Windows 10 desktop is actually being created to be the best development environment, hence adding linux functionality, visual studio that lets you target all platforms etc. The app gap will eventually thin as the idea MS has is that the OS shouldn't really be the limiting factor with apps. More os's cause more headaches for developers. So create a process where developers only need to create an app once and then just focus on individual features of each os to take advantage of. It's more of a long term play, but better than what balmer did by focusing too much money on mobile which would never gain popularity due to the chicken egg scenario. To get developers to make apps you need market share. But without apps you won't get market share. Google was smart and dropped Google+ when it couldn't compete with Facebook. Balmer kept trying with windows phone and just blew money like crazy.

30. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Folks in time Windows 10 Mobile smart phones will get plenty of NEW apps because Businesses and developers are told by Microsoft to Submit MS "Universal" Apps because Windows 10 Computers come on 7 inch screen tablets all the way up to a 64 inch Surface Hub wall mounted Conference Monitor and their apps have to be able to run on the all of them. A Microsoft Universal App will Run on a Windows 10 Mobile smart phone with a 5 inch screen.

2. Subie

Posts: 2303; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Waiting to read some reviews on this one, but they may be pricing it beyond what the gen pop are willing to pay. I guess they're just real confident in the enterprise sector.

3. Xperia14

Posts: 1205; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

If it only had Android...

5. kiko007

Posts: 7491; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Don't you guys get tired of repeating the same thing in every non-Android article? The specs for this match every Android flagship from the first quarter of this year. So I ask, why would you want another product within that space?

8. IAMBLCKJ3ZUS

Posts: 401; Member since: Sep 29, 2015

He clicks on a Windows phone article so he could say that do maybe he never gets tired. When in fact windows 10 mobile is about to change the world with the surface phone.

21. TheOracle1

Posts: 2076; Member since: May 04, 2015

I've been hearing about this Surface phone for so long and how it will change the world that it's bound to fall short of expectations. This HP on the other hand sounds perfect for businesses.

26. krystian

Posts: 423; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

The problem with the surface phone changing the world is that it won't. The hype is purely that of fans. Think of the X-files poster "I want to believe". MS is competing against Apple and Samsung. That same year Apple is releasing their 10th anniversary iphone 8. Samsung is going to be releasing their foldable phones. Can MS really compete with them? Samsung spends more on R&D than MS does. Apple has recently increased R&D spending as well. I love windows 10 mobile but to compete with these big boys won't be easy. Apple and Samsung already have a loyal following too. MS isn't really a hardware company. They may change the world of business but I doubt they will change things for consumers.

9. Jackdaw

Posts: 66; Member since: Mar 10, 2016

Okay let me translate it for you. He wants _this_ phone with android. If you want an Iphone 6, i could tell you go buy the 5s. Same hardver.

12. kiko007

Posts: 7491; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

There already is a phone like this with Android. It's called the ZTE Axon 7. Buy that when it comes out if you want the same specs.

15. xocomaox

Posts: 200; Member since: Dec 14, 2015

Axon 7 does not have this battery capacity or screen size. Sorry.

27. newuser1

Posts: 276; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

Android system would be wasted on this powerhouse.

6. fyah_king unregistered

So, we will be able to buy it in October? What's the point of introducing it in February if you ain't selling it in like a month or 2? Sorry, I will have my Note 7 that time.:)

7. kiko007

Posts: 7491; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Totally agree. October is simply to far off for people to remember this as an option. Especially when the Note and iPhone come out weeks before this is even available for purchase.

13. razmahtaz001

Posts: 501; Member since: May 11, 2013

why give us a europe release date? what about the u.s, whats the release date???

14. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Am.surw only ATT in the US will get this. But if T dows, I want to. Uy it and just use on wifi. Looks like a really nice phone. I wanna see where Microsoft has come since WP7

16. Subie

Posts: 2303; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Who knows, it might be made available unlocked through the Microsoft Store.

28. uzimafioso

Posts: 469; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

Maybe you need SwiftKey and a spellchecker on your Samsung.

17. TrackPhoneUser

Posts: 256; Member since: Oct 21, 2015

How come it takes so long for these phones to be released?

18. johnh3

Posts: 142; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

I guess the software is the issue. They want a stabile and good version of Windows 10 Mobile before they release it. Installed with the anniversery update.

20. fyah_king unregistered

7 months to fix the software? Lol

23. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Been stable for a long time now. Most likely waiting for the Redstone update because it has the features it needed for the phone that isn't currently supported unless your in beta.

19. MaesterLove unregistered

Great phone but Overpriced.

24. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Other than 'app gap' im waiting for a phone that has everything this does....maybe the note 7. But then again note 7 cant continuum dock either. And I used continuum for 8hrs yesterday, much nicer than mirroring.

22. jugga

Posts: 28; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

couldn't care less about the price, I don't even need this phone, but I'm going to get one anyway, it will be awesome

29. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I use Windows smartphones and we need a good flagship smart phone. Android and Apple fans have plenty of good one to choose from. this smart phone has great specs to say the least but it seems only well to do windows smart phone fans will buy the HP Elite X3. folks 770 aint chicken feed who ever sells it may have to offer a 24 month program payment plan to help Windows smart phone fans have one. The Nuans NEO sells for 300 $ cheaper and even the MS Lumia 950 is Cheaper. Windows smart phone fans want a 350 to 400 $ Continuum Capable Windows 10 mobile smart phone. I hope at least one of the new "Surface" smartphones is a 350 to 400 $ Continuum clapable smart phone, the first company to to sell one in this price range will sell more Windows 10 mobile smart phones. I hope that Microsoft remembers that it was the cheap Lumia 520 that got a lot of Windows smart phones into Peoples hands. Folks rule # 1 for good sales is make your product affordable for people to buy especially if it's an UNDERDOG product like Windows smart phones are

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