The HP Elite X3 is just around the corner, new Bluetooth and Wi-Fi certifications reveal

The HP Elite X3 is just around the corner, new Bluetooth and Wi-Fi certifications reveal
The launch of the giant HP Elite X3 seems to be just around the corner, judging by recent Wi-Fi and Bluetooth certifications for the device. The Elite X3 was announced back in February, at MWC 2016, with the ambitious promise to fuse the capabilities of a smartphone, a PC and a laptop in one device (with the help of several accessories). After that, HP went silent for a while, until it showed off the phone at Computex 2016 and teased us with a handful of videos earlier this month.

The Elite X3 is coming soon, and when it lands, it's going to be the most powerful Windows 10 smartphone around. With its 6-inch 2K screen, 4GB of RAM and 4,150 mAh battery, powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 820 CPU with two cores clocked at 2,15GHz and two running at 1,6GHz, the Elite X3 might be able to make a splash in the Windows mobile market before (if) the fabled Surface Phone is released.

It was rumored that the HP Elite X3 would be launching in Croatia in June, but the new certifications confirm that it will come in two variants – for the U.S and for the rest of the world. Wi-Fi certification QD ID 83853, published June 14, reveals that the product code for the Elite X3 is HSTNH-F606.

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26 Comments

1. Switch00

Posts: 535; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

my recommendation is: avoid ultraboring windows phone. Go for an android.

3. krystian

Posts: 423; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

Have you tried it? What makes it boring? You obviously don't know the power of windows mobile if you say that. Most people are surprised when they actually find out how awesome it is. Not biased I have an iPhone 6 and Asus Zenfone 2. Windows mobile is the best, the start screen can be made to look gorgeous and fully customized. The default start screen MS uses? That's boring sure.

5. justrt

Posts: 446; Member since: Jul 10, 2014

Oh yeah, I used to love seeing my calendar events on the lock screen. However, Windows still have a long way to go in mobile.

9. libra89

Posts: 2259; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Yeah, how is it boring at all? The one that is actually boring is iOS. It has pros, but it's not really interesting.

21. Switch00

Posts: 535; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

Of course i tried it. I have 1520. Love the hardware, pitty the software. Its not 2008 for gods sake. Android is freedom. Wp and ios are inferior to it.

25. krystian

Posts: 423; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

The 1520 is unfortunately one of the ones that doesn't do so well with windows 10 mobile. Now get the latest redstone build and customize your start screen, get some ideas from start screen threads. I think you may like it. Looks gorgeous and you can even take the minimalistic android approach if you know how. It's incredible what you can do. I find the typical icon grid to be boring, but we both have our opinions so I will not argue with you. I just find a lot of people will make comments without fully experimenting. My opinions are based on full usage of all OS's. Android widgets add a bit of flair but I still don't like them that much. I think once interactive tiles are added to windows 10 mobile, likely redstone 2. It will be amazing. You will be able to do a lot of stuff right on the start screen. But in the future you should make statements such as "I find it boring". Not all encompassing "it's boring". Everyone is an individual. :)

4. justrt

Posts: 446; Member since: Jul 10, 2014

Nah, I think we need Windows. Android is monopolizing the market. iPhone does as well, financially. We need greater variety, more competition!

7. Dodge1350

Posts: 6; Member since: May 20, 2016

Terrible advice, android does not have a SuperPhone in the market, this is the first "SuperPhone".

10. Mrmark

Posts: 373; Member since: Jan 26, 2013

Go CAVS!!!!!

12. SIGPRO

Posts: 2810; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Your recommendation SUCKS....FANBOY!

17. newuser1

Posts: 276; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

ultraboring? I think you never used windows phone and just following the hype other people are saying. get out the cave now see the outside world. Android and ios is you to play with. Windows phone is a phone will actually help you get organized.

18. arenanew

Posts: 286; Member since: Dec 30, 2013

tell ur mom leave ur father and marry with u ? what is hangroid ?

2. justrt

Posts: 446; Member since: Jul 10, 2014

OK. Within an hour time we get 2 news articles about Windows.. and they are actually about non-Microsoft devices? Maybe there is a chance for Windows after all.

6. Darkkracker

Posts: 255; Member since: Jun 11, 2016

windows is still doing mobile phones? no android apps, no success. sorry windows. I really like your OS but Android straight dominates.

8. Dodge1350

Posts: 6; Member since: May 20, 2016

And windows smartphones dominated before there was an android or @rapple in the market. That's how markets go, they fluctuate based upon advances in technology... this is the first of many "SuperPhones"... that's an advancement... android and @rapple offerings are mere toys compared to SuperPhones...

15. newuser1

Posts: 276; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

why would windows phone run android, it is a good idea, but they are not compatible, windows app directly sync with PC , android apps data stay in your, not going anywhere.

19. arenanew

Posts: 286; Member since: Dec 30, 2013

what is android rely on app and make people lazy

11. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 2016

Other thn snapchat all major apps are officially there!! So shut the hell up men!! First try the w10 thn open your mouth!!! SHUT UP!!

13. mdorno

Posts: 38; Member since: Aug 17, 2011

Sounds like a nice phone. I wish Windows devices well because competition brings about newer and better features. Hopefully they'll release an Android version of this phone as well.

20. Plutonium239

Posts: 1154; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

Android cannot accomplish what HP wants to with this phone, not to mention Android is not suitable for the enterprise sector because of security issues.

22. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Please support your claim with links so that we can in fact learn something. For MS to be make WP more secure they should open source their source code so that the world can look into how secure it is.

24. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Survived hackathons like a champ... However his claim was stated in a windowscentral article (did a quick search couldn't find the exact one but I do remember it) It was in the comments section from Daniel Rubio - best source for WP info imo. And in his comments he had stated that there was some hurdles in Android that didn't allow the security layer they wanted or something that basically didn't work that WP did. Don't remember it fully but did remember going hmmm. Makes sense though if android came out of the box like this, Blackberry wouldn't have spent months securing the hell out of the phone.

26. Plutonium239

Posts: 1154; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

Its more secure because it isn't open source. The idea that code is more secure because it is open source is not backed up by any facts. In fact, the linux kernel is more vulnerable than the windows kernel.

14. fyah_king unregistered

So, when are we going to be able to buy it? 4 months and counting!

16. newuser1

Posts: 276; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

yes. expect the exact release date.

23. jugga

Posts: 28; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

100 percent getting this..... and what ever other windows super phone comes out, tried the others and.... meh! my son has a gs7 and he still uses his 930 as a daily driver, my wife has a apple 6s+ and she always wants to use my 950xl, cant wait to get this, keep my 950xl for the weekends

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