HP already working on another customer-focused Windows Phone smartphone
However, it looks like HP won't give up and plans to launch yet another Windows Phone handset next year. The company is rumored to have teamed up with Microsoft for the release of a more customer-focused Windows Phone, probably in February 2017.
The information has been confirmed by two sources, which also claim that HP will develop and sell the smartphone, while Microsoft will offer some of the budget needed for its development.
On top of that, the Redmond-based company is said to provide HP with technology that it used in the past inside its Lumia smartphones. Features like Glance, ClearBlack display, double tap to wake, and advanced camera functionality will be implemented in the HP's Windows Phone handset.
Although we don't have a certain release date for the rumored HP smartphone, another source claims that Microsoft has already revealed (internally) this week, at an event in Redmond, a new Windows 10 Mobile handset that will be officially announced in February 2017.
Considering that the Elite x3 was announced earlier this year around the same time, there's a high chance that HP and Microsoft will bring their new Windows 10 Mobile smartphone at MWC 2017 in February.