HP’s Elite X3 smartphone can double up as a desktop PC


It is fair to say that Windows phones have received some mixed reviews of the years and indeed Microsoft have often been their own worst enemy but now the computer giant seems happy to let other manufacturers showcase their ideas.

Indeed at the moment it is HP who are taking the plunge and releasing their phone that runs with Windows 10 Mobile.

One of the interesting things to come out of Windows 10 Mobile is Continuum.

Continuum allows your mobile phone to become almost a desktop computer through the use of a docking station which is ideal for business people but maybe not something that the mainstream are looking for.

The new HP model, the Elite X3 has some pretty impressive stats so let’s have a look at the basics.

HP Elite x3

It has a Snapdragon 820 Quad Core Kryo 2.15GHz processor, a 5.96 inch display, 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM, 64GB eMMC 5.1 NAND and a microSD card capable of storing 2TB. The rear camera is 16MP and the front camera is 8MP and as previously mentioned runs on the Windows 10 Mobile OS.

The HP Elite X3 is essentially a phablet when you consider its size but is capable of doing everything that you would expect from a regular smartphone although as mentioned it is certainly aimed more at the business angle.

What does make it different is the docking station that turns it into a 12.5 inch 1920×1080 laptop coming complete with keyboard, mouse and monitor.

This is certainly a bold step by both HP and Microsoft but could be the long awaited shot in the arm for Windows 10 Mobile and proof that it can truly operate in the business market.

HP Elite X3 Specs

HP Elite X3
Display 5.96 inch
Resolution 1440×2560 pixels
Processor 2.15GHz
Storage 64GB
Rear Camera None
Front Camera None
OS Windows 10 mobile
Battery capacity 4150mAh


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