Before Apple's iPhone 7 rolls out in September, HP's new Elite X3 phablet will roll out on August 29 for US$699. Technically HP's new smartphone with a giant 5.96" Quad HD display running Windows 10 was shown to the press in February – but HP is ramping it up a notch now that they're getting ready to launch the device.
The new Elite X3 sports a Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of internal storage that can be expanded to 2TB using microSD. It will debut with an iris scanner on the front and a fingerprint sensor on the back. HP is reminding the press that they technically have the iris scanner before Samsung that will be rolling it out in early August at a special event.
The Elite x3 is designed around Continuum, a Windows 10 feature that lets Windows smartphones plug into a larger display and function almost like a full Windows computer with mouse and keyboard. It could be a killer app for business users who are devout Windows users and enough to win over some Android fans looking for a solid business oriented smartphone.
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