HP Elite x3 shipments begin this week for those U.S. consumers who pre-ordered early from Microsoft

HP Elite x3 shipments begin this week for those U.S. consumers who pre-ordered early from Microsoft
With Microsoft apparently putting the kibosh on its Lumia line of smartphones, where can Windows Phone fans turn to if they want a high-end device? Well, the most obvious solution is to do what Microsoft executives are doing; simply act as though the Windows Phone OS has been a nightmare and hope that when you pinch yourself, it will go away. If that doesn't work, you might consider the HP Elite x3.

Shipping later this week to those who reserved the phone from Microsoft early during the pre-ordering process, the Elite x3 is the kind of device that Windows Phone fans would be hanging their hats on if the platform was still a contender. The handset features a 5.96-inch AMOLED screen with a 1440 x 2560 resolution.

Driving the device is the Snapdragon 820 chipset with a quad-core 2.15GHz CPU, and the Adreno 530 GPU. 4GB of RAM is inside along with 64GB of expandable native storage. A 2 TB capacity microSD slot is on board, and the lights are kept on by the 4150mAh battery that the unit is equipped with. The camera combo from back to front weighs in at 16MP/8MP. Features include an iris scanner, a fingerprint scanner and a Type-C USB port.

Those who order the Elite x3 now will have to wait for September 26th for the phone to be shipped. The price of the unit is $799, and the handset is bundled with the Desk Dock necessary to use Continuum. This feature allows you to connect your phone with a physical QWERTY keyboard, a mouse and a screen, turning it into a desktop PC.

If you're interested in the HP Elite x3, click on the sourcelink.

source: Microsoft Store via WindowsCentral

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Elite x3
  • Display 6.0 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
    4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 4150 mAh
  • OS Windows 10 Mobile

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