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 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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