European customers will reportedly get their hands on the new HP Elite X3 smartphone this autumn at a rather spicy price.
There is some mystery revolving around the Windows 10-carrying handset, but a recent rumor sheds some light on the launch date and pricing.
Plaffo, an Italian tech website dedicated to the Windows 10 community, reports that the HP Elite X3 will cost about $770 (€699) and will land in Europe this September.
Windows Phone fans first found out about the device back in February, during the MWC 2016 that took place in Barcelona. At the event, Microsoft touted that the smartphone will be a powerhouse able to function as a handset, laptop or desktop PC, provided you suit it with a few accessories.
Previous rumors hinted that the HP Elite X3 was going through the motions of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi certifications. Based on anterior experiences, when a handset gets its connectivity certified, it is almost ready for launch.
Taking a peek at what is behind the Windows 10 phone's chassis, we find impressive specs. Processing power for the device will come from the mighty Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, which gets backed by a solid 4 GB of RAM.
Juice will keep flowing through the handset, thanks to a sizeable 4,150 mAh battery.
The HP Elite X3 features a generous 6-inch display, able to show a resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 pixels.
You should also know that the phone packs 64 GB of expandable internal storage. With the addition of a microSD card, the device can be upgraded to a staggering 2 TB of storage. Music fans will be happy to see (and hear, mostly) the dual front-facing speakers. The wireless charging capacity is a nice feature that the HP Elite X3 will pack as well.
Mobile photographers are looking at a powerful camera combo too. The phone holsters a 16-megapixel rear-facing sensor and an 8-megapixel selfie-snapper. With a total weight of 0.43 pounds, the handset is quite light, despite being stuffed with advanced hardware.
The device is productivity-oriented, so it supports Microsoft Continuum, making it easy for users to continue their work wherever they go. We recently reported that the device is getting an optional passive stylus, so that's another productivity enhancing tool right there.
It looks like the upcoming HP Elite X3 has the build quality and the premium specs necessary to catch the attention of the public. However, only time will tell whether or not the Windows 10 Mobile's productivity features will convince the enterprise sector, which is the target audience for Window's high-end phones.