In Short

The HP Elite x3 is a Windows Phone handset running Windows 10 Mobile that features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor. Tthe Elite x3 is the first Windows Phone from HP in many years and signals a refocus on the enterprise market. During its development, it was codenamed 'Falcon'.

The phone and accessories were officially announced at the 2016 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain on February 21.

The device features a 5.96" diagonal WQHD (2560x1440) AMOLED display with 64GB of internal memory, 4GB of RAM and dual-biometrics (iris and fingerprint scanners). Additional features include a massive 4,150mAh battery, Qi wireless charging, IP 67-rated for durability, Continuum support and the ability to run classic Win32 apps via software virtualization through the cloud.

HP Elite X3 Specs

Category Features
Product Color HP Graphite
Operating System Windows 10 Mobile
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 (2.15 GHz, 4cores)
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8996
Memory 4GB LPDDR4 SDRAM (onboard) Dual channel x32 PoP 32Gbit
Internal Storage 64GB eMMC 5.1
Display 5.96" diagonal WQHD (2560x1440)
AMOLED multi-touch display
Corning Gorilla Glass 4
Anti-reflective coating
Available Graphics Qualcomm Adreno 530 GPU
Audio 2 Stereo speakers (one with earpiece)
3 integrated omni-directional microphones with HP Noise Cancellation Software
1 external microphone (from headset jack)
Snapdragon Audio+ support
Audio by B&O PLAY
Wireless Technologies 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2x2)
WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0 LE combo (Miracast supported)
NFC
WWAN:2G/3G/4G,LTE-A with carrier aggregation 4,5,6,13
Expansion Slots 1 microSD (Expandable up to 2TB)
Ports and Connectors One 3.5mm 3 and 4 pole headphone jack
1 USB 3.0 Type-C connector
Dual nanoSIM or nanoSIM + microSD card via 3-in-2 card tray
Pogo pins
Camera 16MP f/2.0 FHD rear-facing camera
8MP FHD front facing camera and Iris camera
Available Software HP Workspace
HP Device Hub
HP Registration and device onboarding
Adobe PDF Reader
Security Management Elite x3 device has dual biometrics with Iris recognition and Fingerprint reader
FIPS 140-2 cryptography
Qualcomm processor includes Secure Boot
128-bitkey Unified Image Encryption
256-bitkey Full Disk Encryption
Anti roll back
fTPM2.0security; Windows 10 includes 128 key Bitlocker encryption
Enterprise grade VPN
Dimensions 3.29 x 0.31 x 6.36 in
83.5 x7.8 x 161.8 mm
Weight Starting at 0.43lb
Starting at 195g
Power 10W 5V/2 Aadapter
Non-removable 3.85V battery pack
4150 mAh Li-ion polymer
Wireless Charging Qi and PMA
Sensors Ambient light sensor + proximity combo
Accelerometer+gyro
eCompass
Pressure
Hall effect
NFC
GPS
Energy Efficiency Compliance ENERGY STAR certified
EPEAT Gold
registered where applicable
EPEAT registration varies by country
Durability features Designed to pass IP67
Providing seals against liquid and dust ingress to IP67 rating
Designed to pass MIL-STD810G testing.

The HP Elite x3 can connect to an HP Desk Dock to add a display, keyboard, and mouse. Owners can also use a Mobile Extender folio device, which is like a laptop but the processing is handled wired or wireless through the Elite x3 and Windows 10 Continuum.

The HP Elite x3 is expected to go on sale later in the summer of 2016. Currently, around 30 companies are in NDA testing of the phone for deployment. Although the phone will not be sold through carriers or retail locations regular consumers should be able to buy the phone direct from HP or Microsoft albeit for a hefty price-tag.