HP shows off future Elite x3 concept at MWC

HP’s Elite x3 was one of the most hyped up Windows phones at its launch at last year’s Mobile World Congress. While HP isn’t launching a new phone just yet, the firm is showing off a potential concept of what could turn out to be a next-gen Elite x3.

First spotted by PCWorld, the concept device sat behind a glass pane at HP’s stall. Close enough to see, but too far to touch. No details were given about the internals, with a HP spokesperson confirming that “this [was] an example of how we see future iterations of the x3 platform”.

Externally, there were a few minor changes in dimensions with the device appearing slightly thinner with reduced bezels. Oddly enough, HP’s Bang & Olufsen speakers appeared to be absent on this model.

HP’s Elite x3 is a good business phone, offering features like wireless charging, biometric authentication and compatibility with business focused peripherals like barcode scanners. While its sales aren’t exactly going to ever set the world on fire realistically speaking, the Elite x3 is a solid device for people with a specific set of needs. It is still currently unknown whether HP will actually release a second Windows phone given Microsoft’s attitude towards the platform, but this concept device serves as a good sign.

Would you buy a redesigned HP Elite x3? Let us know in the comments below.

Images via PC World Melissa Riofrio

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