HP Elite x3 to receive HP 12C financial calculator and other new features with firmware update?

HP Elite x3 to receive HP 12C financial calculator and other new features with firmware update?
Microsoft has started taking pre-orders for the beastly HP Elite x3. Priced at $799, the Windows 10 Mobile build that ships with the phone will not allow you to run the fingerprint scanner. Once you install the Anniversary Update, you will gain use of the fingerprint scanner on the phone. To download the update, you will need to use the Insider Program’s Release Preview ring.

Meanwhile, HP is said to be working on a firmware update for the phone that includes some cool new features. One is the "HP 12C Financial Calculator for X3," which resembles a real HP 12C. Turn your phone to landscape to get the full capabilities of this powerful calculator. Also coming with the update is the Display Tools app which will allow you to control certain aspects to the phone's display. And not only will "Double tap to wake," be coming, the update will allow you to determine how hard the taps have to be to register, and how long you can wait before making the second tap.

New Windows Hello features include an Iris Camera Preview. Double tap on the lockscreen to see a preview from the iris camera, which should make it easier to unlock the phone with your eyes. And an Iris Anti-Spoofing feature should help prevent someone trying to open your phone by using a photo of your eyes or other improper techniques.

The HP Elite x3 is a beast to be sure, and the phone should arrive in the U.S. on September 12th bundled with the HP Desk Dock. The latter helps turn the phone into a desktop PC using Continuum.

source: 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(33h talk time)



1. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Such a beast, but with a crazy price tag!

2. gigicoaste

Posts: 460; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

It's under note 7 and iPhone

3. Derekjeter

Posts: 1546; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Wow $799 for a windows phone?? That's an expensive paper weight.

5. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Aimed at enterprise, but still makes no sense given everything it offers is available on Android via Andromium OS and Remote Desktop. If it were like the Sync Phone running all the x86 software natively, then that price will definitely make sense.


Posts: 432; Member since: Sep 29, 2015

Normally me the ultimate supporter of windows phone would attack you and talk of the second coming of the Surface Phone, but using my Nexus 6p lately and my patience is slowly faltering and 6p getting more use than my lumia 950xl. Microsoft is moving so slow as if they have all the time in the world while their garage team releasing every app to ios and android.

9. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I glad you choose to be objective rather than siding with fandom. I always align my interest with self and that why I compare what benefits can I get and the true is competition. I can get more if there is competition among companies. Microsoft is a big corporations that charges for their software products and cloud services but deliver the same standard as Google a free service from day one. That's why I am very piss with them. I don't mind paying but to use my data the same way as Google is betrayal.

10. rkoforever90

Posts: 473; Member since: Dec 03, 2011

why did you bought a 950, i will never spend anything more than 40$ on a windowsphone i have a lumia 640

4. jellmoo

Posts: 2645; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

The fingerprint scanner doesn't function out of the box? Yikes. That's messy. I really want to like this device, but between that and the price, it's a little hard.

6. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

It is hard to stay onboard. I jumped ship to Android after 4 years and tons of WP devices. "Messy" is a perfect description. MS just never picked a direction and stuck with it. I will consider grabbing this beast as a fun device to keep up with Windows 10, though, just as soon as the price drops happen. I still hope to return to Windows someday.

8. Furbal unregistered

Yeap. I miss Windows 8.1. My 1520.3 is still my favorite phone ever. The new crop of Windows phone are just terrible in comparison in everything but camera it seems. I had nothing but issues with the two 950xls I had from one drive not backing up to freezes if you toggle brightness from the quick setting. The x3 is tempting but unless the update fixes the terrible camera it is a no go on even trying

11. pureviewuser

Posts: 501; Member since: Nov 11, 2012

Derekjetter at his @n@lly constricted best.

12. pureviewuser

Posts: 501; Member since: Nov 11, 2012

And i thought the wizard promised him a brain.

13. pureviewuser

Posts: 501; Member since: Nov 11, 2012

Well what can you expect from an empty can

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