Microsoft store opens up orders for the HP Elite x3

Alex Kidman 12 October 2016


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 3-5 business days.

SmartphonesHP Elite x3
Screen size5.96in
ProcessorSnapdragon 820
Rear camera16MP
Front camera8MP
Display density492ppi
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