We’re just that much closer to seeing the release of what might be the revival of the Windows 10 Mobile OS as the HP Elite X3 has been spotted passing Wi-Fi and Bluetooth certifications. The device should still be on track for release sometime by the end of August.
The HP Elite X3 gains wireless certifications, signalling its almost here
HP is still betting on the somewhat lack of success of the Windows 10 Mobile platform. Despite declining sales they’re adamant about making a splash with this OS with a phone that’ll theoretically help make the platform a bit more interesting to potential buyers. The HP Elite X3 is being heralded as a veritable “super-phone” with the specifications and premium build quality you’d expect. More then that, Windows 10 Mobile is a distinct upgrade over previous iterations and the Anniversary Update that adds even more functionality.
The rumored specs are actually quite high-end, too. Supposedly there will be a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 with an Adreno 530 pulling graphics duty. That SoC will be married to 4GB of RAM, likely some LPDDR4 flavor. Internal storage could be up to 64GB with a microSD slot that’s capable of up to 2TB of combined storage. And that’s not all, we might even see a massive 4,150mAh battery under the hood as well. Connectivity will be provided by 4G LTE in various flavors, GPS, NFC and a USB Type-C port connecting it all. Overall it’s quite the powerful phone.
The only foreseeable issue is that Windows 10 Mobile is quite different than iOS and Android. That and a lack of good apps may continue be a hard sell to those that are already safely ensconced in a particular ecosystem.