We don’t hear about HP smartphones that often, as it’s not one of the traditional manufacturer. However, it seems that the company wanted to let us know that they can make some serious devices. The latest addition to their portfolio, the HP Elite X3, a Windows 10-powered smartphone is expected to be available in the United States starting with September 5 and we would love to get our hands on it.
Taking a look at the spec sheet reveals that this handset is a real powerhouse, hiding a Snapdragon 820 under the hood, alongside 4 GB of LPDDR4 RAM. Even though it might seem pretty common for most top notch Android handsets, the HP Elite X3 is the first Windows 10 phone to pack this amount of power.
The display measures 5.96 inches and it has a QHD resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. It can be said that the size is a disadvantage, since the majority of users prefers a phone no bigger than 5 inches, but this is just our opinion.
The internal storage capacity counts a maximum of 64 GB, but HP gives you the possibility of expanding this with up to 2 TB, using a microSD card slot. The phone also comes with a pretty amazing 16 MP rear camera, able to take crispy images and shoot 4K videos with ease.
Finally, we should mention that the battery has a capacity of 4150 mAh. Even though HP has not mentioned anything about the talk time, it’s not hard to guess that it’s going to last for a full day without any problems.
In a nutshell, everything about the HP Elite X3 sounds very good. Except the price: $799.99. Way too much for a Windows 10 phone.
There are two ways of pre-ordering the phone, however. Besides paying the full amount of money and get one of the 150 units arriving in the United States on August 11, you can also lease it for a 32-month period, paying $24.96 monthly. However, this second option is available just for enterprise customers.