The HP Elite x3 smartphone goes on sale in the US

Rebecca Lambert
Rebecca Lambert
By Rebecca Lambert on 06 September 2016
The HP Elite x3 smartphone goes on sale in the US

Customers in the US can now preorder HP’s new Windows three-in-one device – the HP Elite x3.

Priced at $799, the premium smartphone is currently available to buy with the desk dock accessory, which connects the device to a larger screen, mouse and keyboard.

First unveiled at MWC back in February, the HP Elite x3 combines PC power and productivity with premium smartphone capabilities. Described by HP as “an exciting computing alternative tailored to today’s dynamic work styles,” the device takes advantage of the Continuum feature in Windows 10, which allows it to be used seamlessly as three separate devices – a phone, a tablet, or a PC.

Powered by Windows 10 and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, the device is aimed at business users, offering them the portability of a mobile phone that is built to run business applications traditionally reserved for PCs.

It is also the first Windows 10 phone to take advantage of the biometric features in Windows Hello, so that users may securely unlock and log into their phone using their fingerprint or iris recognition.

Customers in the UK can already get their hands on the device, which is available to buy from the Microsoft Store for £706.80.

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