HP releases videos of the beastly Windows 10 Mobile powered HP Elite x3

HP releases videos of the beastly Windows 10 Mobile powered HP Elite x3
Remember the HP Elite x3? The highly spec'd Windows 10 Mobile phone was first mentioned by us last December when it showed up on AnTuTu under the name HP Falcon. Now, HP is working hard to get the Elite X3 ready for launch. The phone features a Gorilla Glass 4 protected 5.96-inch AMOLED display, carrying a 1440 x 2560 resolution. Under the hood is the Snapdragon 820 chipset with a quad-core 2.15GHz CPU and the Adreno 530 GPU. 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM is inside along with 64GB of expandable native storage. Those seeking additional memory can access the 2TB capacity microSD slot.

A 16MP camera adorns the rear of the phone, while an 8MP front-facing snapper shoots selfies and handles video chats. The Elite x3 features both a fingerprint scanner and an iris reader. The unit is IP67 certified meaning that it can be submerged in up to 1 meter of water (3.28 feet) for as long as 30-minutes. A 4150mAh battery keeps the lights on, and Qi and PMA wireless charging is supported. Windows 10 Mobile is pre-installed, and the phone does work with Continuum, the technology that turns the device into a computer.

With the phone chillin' during Computex in Taipei, a few videos were released by HP. We've embedded them for your pleasure, below. The HP Elite X3 is set to make a lot of noise for Windows Phone as it gives fans of the platform the opportunity to buy a high-end Windows 10 Mobile handset that is not manufactured by Microsoft and is not a Lumia phone. Pricing and availability are unknown at the moment.

source: WindowsCentral (1), (2), (3), HP (1), (2), (3), (4)

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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 64GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4150 mAh(33h talk time)



1. kiko007

Posts: 7525; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

It's a great device indeed :-D. Windows Mobile needed this to bridge the gap until the Surface Phone arrives.

12. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

Yes! This is gonna be a beast but still waiting for the almighty Surface phone!


Posts: 432; Member since: Sep 29, 2015

Like I said this is the future and when surface phone drops with its .01 mm bezels boise true sound i7 Intel processor. All metal body runs Windows 10 tablet version 5000mah battery surface phone pen gtx 1080 mobile graphics ability to run blue stacks and and any Android app. Plus continuum and universal apps Panos has the future of mobile on lock. Then it's going be priv slide out keyboard style. Mind blown

3. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

and as I said before, that phone will be as big as motorola's first mobile phone.. and GTX1080 mobile didnt exist (yet), it need more watt than phone battery can give, and it need some space-wasting cooling system


Posts: 432; Member since: Sep 29, 2015

Then make the screen size 6 inches and use a nvidia mobile chip. Don't be afraid just embrace the phone of the future.

23. yann

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

Continue dreaming... Intel stopped project Sofija and will no longer in mobile cpu competition. At least for now. 0.1mm bazels you say? Do you know how hard will be to operate with such phone, without to touch by mistake something on the screen? There is reason to have bazels. There is reason why Apple keep round fingerprint button, even when it waste more space - cause is most convenient - your fingerprint leave almost rounded prints. Etc.etc. You're dreaming about so called Surface phone. And at the end isn't sure that Microsoft will be able even to produce it.

34. hemedans

Posts: 762; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

intel did confirm core m is coming to smartphone, if not kabylake then canonlake. And sofia was just another cortex soc from Arm nothing special from it, surface phone need x86 cpu to take advantage of win32 app.

5. vincelongman

Posts: 5813; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

The GTX 1080 is 180 W, the mobile version will be 100+ W, maybe 120 W I wonder what will happen first, the battery dieing or the metal body melting

6. kiko007

Posts: 7525; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Neither. It'll be the flesh of the user burning lol ^_^.

40. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1186; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

Nah, the plain size of the silicon itself would take up half of the phone internals, so physics itself won't allow it to be put inside a phone

15. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

I can't tell if you're trolling or on some kind of drugs. If the phone you mentioned came anytime soon, its gonna make Snapdragon 810 look like the North Pole.

32. justrt

Posts: 446; Member since: Jul 10, 2014

What if it doesn't happen? Oh, and they better not have a slide out keyboard!

7. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Alan sure doesn't like reading iPhonearena news, but proudly writes for them: http://www.phonearena.com/news/HP-Elite-X3-teased-with-three-new-videos-still-coming-out-this-summer_id81802

8. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

nice specs, lets see if it will sell like hot cakes..

9. kiko007

Posts: 7525; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

I've always told people to give Windows phone a shot. I own an HTC m8 for Windows and love it. The app gap is definitely still present, hence the reason I say try it as a backup option at first until you find all the third party offerings, but it's a relatively smooth experience. If it wasn't for Snapchat's founder being a dick, Windows Mobile might be sitting at 5% market share right now! That's respectable enough to consider it a third OS option, and would bring more developers into the fold.

10. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

My God crazy dope.. If only this ran android. But then again, people would still find a way to bash it saying It doesn't have this or that.. We only we sit down to see what we nitpick at these days..

11. kiko007

Posts: 7525; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

So true. We nitpick just about everything released now. It just shows how saturated the market has become I suppose :D.

13. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

"If only this ran android." We already have great phones running Android. No need for another. A beast running WM10 however. This phone is gonna be a performance god.

24. meanestgenius

Posts: 22815; Member since: May 28, 2014

Totally agree with you, Podrick. This phone is gonna be awesome!

14. KingSam

Posts: 1523; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

If it ran Android it would flop. That's the standard spec sheet for this year's flagships. Those specs are everywhere.

16. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015


17. sukrith2194 unregistered

This will be a flop as well probably because a lot of people stopped caring for Win10... it isn't stable at least from what my frndsa told me... it doesn't have enough apps and the developer support is really poor! I would instantly get this if it was dual boot! I'd have Android for all the things i love on a phone... and windows for all the things i love about windows!

25. meanestgenius

Posts: 22815; Member since: May 28, 2014

No it won't. The Elite x3 is going to be geared towards the enterprise market, where they have bigger spending budgets than average consumers. Once they see everything that this handset can do, they will surely snap it up. Remember, Microsoft's software is all throughout the enterprise world. Computers/laptops/desktops/2-in-ones running Windows are heavily populated thought the business world as well as regulated industries. Once they see what this beast can do via Continuum, it's a no brainier to purchase it.

47. AppleVersusAndroid unregistered

Even in the enterprise market it's going to be a niche simply because of its size. 6 inches is bordering on tablet, and I think a lot of businesses prefer a phone that's a little smaller. Plus it seems the overall look and feel of the device is geared towards consumers. The flashy speaker at the bottom, the high resolution screen and latest specs. My dad works for a Fortune 500 company and they all still use iPhone 5/5S's. A lot of companies only offer phones for reliable means of communication: email/voice/text So what would be the incentive of a company using smaller phones to switch to a monster like this?

49. meanestgenius

Posts: 22815; Member since: May 28, 2014

What makes you think I want to have any type of conversation with you after our past conversations? News flash: I don't.

51. AppleVersusAndroid unregistered

It's okay, I understand you don't have an answer.

52. meanestgenius

Posts: 22815; Member since: May 28, 2014

It's okay. I understand that you're an immature 20-something year old that's on my dck.

26. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

"from what my friends told me" dear god if I went off that I would be wearing adidas and living in Russia... Try running the OS, it's launch was no worse of a debacle than iOS launches and its problems with updates. Right now it is very solid. Yes it has an app gap, but there is still 600k apps to keep people busy.

29. Nopers unregistered

Number of apps isn't the problem, it's official apps which are either non existent or outdated such as the Facebook app.

37. kiko007

Posts: 7525; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

You want my opinion? Grown men shouldn't be prowling Instagram/Facebook/Snapchat all day! But that's none of my business (insert Kermit gig here).

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