HP teases new Elite x3 Windows 10 Mobile handset with altered design at Mobile World Congress
If you were disappointed to see no new Windows 10 Mobile handsets announced at Mobile World Congress this year, we've got some good news for you. In the back of HP's own booth, without any formal announcement or spotlight, a new Elite x3 sit in a corner with an updated design and (presumably) specs. We know literally nothing about it, apart from the fact that it exists.
Spotted by the eagle-eyes over at PCWorld, the new Elite x3 appears to be sporting a slightly altered concept design with a chrome/metal bezel and an antenna band design similar to other phones on the market these days. It also appears to be missing that chrome B&O speaker at the bottom, however that may simply be due to the design being incomplete.
HP hasn't formally announced a new Elite x3 yet, and were not willing to discuss the unannounced phone on display. For now, we don't know anything, including specs, size or release date. There were rumors several weeks ago that claimed HP would have a new Windows 10 Mobile device at Mobile World Congress, and it appears those rumors were not wrong.
Until HP announces a new Elite x3, however, we'll have to result to speculation for now. It's possible that HP haven't announced a new phone yet because they don't want to derive sales from the current Elite x3. They also might be waiting for the new Snapdragon 835 processor, or for Microsoft offer hardware makers a Windows 10 Mobile in 64-bit.
Would you be interested in a second iteration of the Elite x3 with updated specs?
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Zac Bowden is a Senior Editor at Windows Central. Bringing you exclusive coverage into the world of Windows on PCs, tablets, phones, and more. Also an avid collector of rare Microsoft prototype devices! Keep in touch on Twitter: @zacbowden.
what kind of jackass doesn't know there's new phones coming out every few months this day in age Anyway this doesn't magically stop your current phones from working. Grow up.
I do not expect the SnapDragon 835 to be available in sufficient volume to satisfy the demand. Which may also mean that the 835 will be quite expensive
and you may not really pay the price for a gadget that is powered by it. My guesstimation is the 835 will have a meaningful impact in the market in terms of volume happens sometime in 2018. Announcing 835-powered gadgets might not be such a good strategy for HP and other contenders
because people may be motivated to wait till they can get a 835-powered device
which is not available yet due to supply- and leadtime issues. -