What calls for special attention is that the HP Elite X3 is shaping up to be the most interesting and exciting Windows Phone since, well, ever. Earlier this morning, we passed along the latest specs for the high-end handset. Let’s review them as there are some changes and additions. There is the 6-inch OLED screen featuring a 1440 x 2560 resolution. That works out to a pixel density of 490ppi. Under the hood is the Snapdragon 820 SoC, containing a quad-core CPU and the Adreno 530 GPU. 4GB of RAM is inside, accompanying with 32GB/64GB of internal storage. Those in search of additional memory will be able to access a 200GB capacity microSD slot.
The Elite X3 will be equipped with Windows Hello and a fingerprint scanner as well. There is support for Qi wireless charging and dual SIM capabilities. A 16MP camera is on the back and an 8MP front-facing snapper handles selfies. Included is a USB Type-C port, and the phone has an IP67 certification. That means it is protected from dust, and is able to be submerged in up to 3.2 feet of water for as long as 30 minutes.
Measuring just 7.8mm thick, the handset tips the scales at 190 grams, and the STD810 military MIL-rating means that the phone is protected from 1-foot drops. Windows 10 Mobile is pre-installed. And we have just learned that the Elite X3 will have a 4150mAh battery, keeping the generator humming for a long time.
What’s more, some new images of the handset have surfaced, and can be found in the slideshow. We should point out that the prototype that allegedly will be shown at MWC does not include the fingerprint scanner, notwithstanding the feature is still scheduled to be included on the production version of the phone. And with support for Continuum, the Excite X3 will drive a laptop called the Mobile Extender. This is a 12.5-inch screen with a built in battery and a QWERTY keyboard. The laptop connects to the phone via Wi-Fi or the USB-C port.