HP's Elite X3 phablet leaks ahead of official launch

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HP’s Elite X3 phablet running Windows 10 Mobile has just leaked. The folks over at Tech2 has posted some pictures of the device, as well as the specs of the device, giving us an idea of what to expect at MWC next week. According to the leak, the Elite X3 will include a 5.96-inch QuadHD display. Additionally, the device will pack a Snapdragon 820 Quad-Core processor, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, a 16MP rear camera and an 8MP front camera. The device will apparently have an Iris Scanner, as well as a fingerprint scanner for Windows Hello. In addition to this, the device will also have IP67 water and dust resistance, and Continuum support.

The handset will only be 7.8 mm thick and has a dock connector at the back for accessories such as a credit card reader.  In addition it will have a USB 3.0 Type-C (C-USB) port for Continuum.

Here are the images of the Elite X3:

And here’re the specs in a quick list:

  • 5.96-inch QuadHD display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Quad-Core SoC
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 32GB storage, microSD expansion up to 200 GB
  • USB 3.0 Type-C (USB-C)
  • Qi wireless charging
  • Iris Scanner (Windows Hello)
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Continuum support
  • 16-megapixel camera on the back
  • 8-megapixel front camera
  • Windows 10 Mobile
  • IP67 dust and water resistance
  • STD810 military MIL-rating (for 1-foot drop protection
  • 7.8 mm thick
  • Docking connector

The Elite X3 does, indeed, look awesome. The device includes some amazing specs, too. HP is expected to unveil the device at MWC next week – our own Michael Allison will be attending the event next week in Barcelona, so stay tuned for more. Until then, tell us what you think of the Elite X3 in the comment section below!

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