Windows 10 Mobile-powered HP Elite x3 receives third firmware update

Windows 10 Mobile-powered HP Elite x3 receives third firmware update
HP and Microsoft seem to be taking good care of the $799 Windows 10-powered Elite x3. The "prosumer" smartphone with a heavyweight spec sheet has been treated to its third software update since its October release. Software version number ending with 0014.0100 has been upgraded to one ending with 0018.0105. The update itself is a small download that isn't accompanied by a change log. Thus, its exact contents are not known. So far, updates for the HP Elite x3 have included the typical device performance, hardware, and battery optimizations, along with bug fixes. This is probably the case with the current upgrade.

Announced at this February's Mobile World Congress, the HP Elite x3 features a 5.96-inch, 1440 x 2560 resolution AMOLED screen and it's powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of expandable storage. The HP Elite x3 also rocks a 16MP rear camera, an 8MP front-facing cam, and an iris scanner for eye recognition security, along with a fingerprint reader. The device is also IP67-certified for waterproofing. It comes with an optional Desk Dock that features a DisplayPort, Ethernet jack, power port, and three USB ports. Connecting the HP Elite x3 to it and adding a monitor, keyboard, and mouse to the configuration turns the phablet into a basic Windows PC.

The HP Elite x3 will be on sale between November 23 and November 28 as part of Microsoft's Black Friday offerings. During this period, customers can save $313 by picking up the HP Elite x3, bundled with a Laptop Dock, for $1148.

source: Windows Central

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10 Comments

1. yann

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

$1148 with discount?!? Are this guys crazy? Such huge amount for this device in the end of 2016, when every Chinese manufacturer build phones even with better specs? Not to mention poor eco system of windows. I liked the OS before, but now what to like? Windows 10 mobile is slow with lack of apps. Camera on iPhone and Android is much better now. Sorry, i'm not crazy to buy such expensive crap.

7. krystian

Posts: 423; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

The year old Lumia 950 is still king of camera. The only phone that can hold against is is the S7. The iphone 7 plus is just not good except for zoom scenarios. This guy is a photographer and even though it's a windows site he doesn't seem biased as a lot of times the competition wins in scenarios. There's one with iphone 7 as well. http://allaboutwindowsphone.com/features/item/21306_Smartphone_camera_head_to_head.php

2. CHEFJEFF

Posts: 147; Member since: Sep 22, 2009

Even though this phone is overpriced, would love to try it, but poor Windows Phone, no app support. I like the whole concept of Windows Phone, but developers aren't interested in the eco system. This OS needs to call it a day.

3. strikerchooooo unregistered

Oh, dear. Another "app support" mantra fan, hahaha! If you'd have ever tried Windows 10 mobile, you wouldn't have written that nonsense. You DO have 90%, at least, from the most important apps out there. And the benefit of having the most universal OS nowadays. And the new HP device has awesome camera, excellent B&O speakers and exquisite design and display. And, hooray, it's not Handroid crap! :)

4. yann

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

90% you say? Lets check that: how many banks are supported? What about booking app? Booking is the biggest app for hotel reservations and travels. What about Vivino? Best wine scanner? Is there alternative? Not to mention snapchat and games. Most universal OS you say? If that was true, why is not supported by OEMs? Seriously! Not supported by developers. 90% in windows store apps are crap or imitation of real apps. Awesome camera? Where did you saw, read that? All reviews that i found gives mediocre camera results. "exquisite design" you say? Well, if my hands are twice bigger, maybe will be good. And I'm 1.86m tall. I do not like to wear plates to my ear.

5. shahinctg123

Posts: 39; Member since: Nov 23, 2014

Windows default Edge browser can handle all the issue that u said. You don't need to install tons of Crappy apps as browser can do this.

8. krystian

Posts: 423; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

More and more banks are adding support or have plans for 2017. MS will be building the ultimate device with redstone 3. I'm sure you read about the emulation of x86 apps coming with the surface phone. But what most people may not know is that MS will be creating chips that rival the Apple chips which Qualcomm can't do. And part of the emulation will be done at the hardware layer.

6. Valanten

Posts: 28; Member since: Apr 07, 2009

I'm tired of trolls on this website! No one cares about Windows 10 Mobile anymore... It's dead!

9. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

It still hurts. I am probably one of the bigger Win fans here. So much so that I even plopped down cash on the Alcatel 4s. My whole family runs windows phones...used to as of Monday. The wife simply wanted apps that were not on windows sadly. I kept her in as long as I could, and she loved the phones and the OS, and the security. But she jumped ship and is now rocking a iPhone 7.

10. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

This will probably be my next phone, I don't need it, I have the 950xl with a dock already. But I can say I want it. I want that bigger screen and the design. Someone needs to build a monthly subscription model for a azure android cloud platform that windows can use. I use remote desktop to remote into windows with an android emulator for some things. I cant use stuff that requires hardware like camera, but for things like paypal...works great.

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