Microsoft store opens up orders for the HP Elite x3

Alex Kidman 12 October 2016 NEWS


Microsoft’s online store has increased its range of Windows 10 Mobile devices with the business-centric HP Elite x3.

Windows 10 Mobile is a relatively small dent in the overall Australian smartphone marketplace, with the larger battle between Android and iOS devices. Still, there’s a fervent fanbase for Microsoft’s productivity-centric mobile operating system, and the HP Elite x3 is a decidedly productivity-centric device. We got some hands-on time with the Elite X3 back at Mobile World Congress earlier in the year, and were impressed with its overall size and the way HP’s built not just a phone but an entire ecosystem around the X3.

While the pitch for the Elite x3 is most definitely aimed at businesses, Microsoft is now taking general pre-orders for the phone from its online store. The HP Elite x3 will sell outright in Australia for $1,099.

It will be sold outright and unlocked, with no sign of any carrier picking the phone up as yet. Microsoft’s online store appears to list it as a "pre-order", although in our tests it allowed us to add it to a shopping cart with listed delivery times of three to five business days.

Smartphones HP Elite x3
Screen size 5.96in
Storage 64GB
Weight 195g
Processor Snapdragon 820
Rear camera 16MP
Front camera 8MP
Battery 4150mAh
Resolution 2560x1440
Display density 492ppi
Price $1,099

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