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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