HP has today announced that they are re-entering the smartphone market after years of not releasing a smartphone, announcing the launch of the new Elite X3 smartphone.

Designed to be a powerhouse, it is equipped with a 2.15GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage which can be expanded by a further 1TB via its MicroSD card slot.

And because of this hardware, it can take advantage of the Windows 10 Mobile feature, Continuum, which allows it to be turned into a PC-like system.

It also includes support for Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, LTE and Miracast.

On the front, you will find a 5.96 AMOLED display with a 2,560 x 1,440-pixel resolution, alongside dual front-facing stereo speakers.

There is also a 16MP camera on the back and an 8MP shooter on the front.

It also features a 4,160 mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 charging via its USB Type-C port.

It will also take advantage of HP Workspace, which is a curated app catalog that can turn the Elite X3 into a virtual PC, allowing users to run a range of Windows apps via the phone.

To extend this, HP will offer two additional products, the Mobile Extender and Desk Dock.

The Mobile Extender extends the phone with a 12.5-inch display and the Desk Dock gives it a DisplayPort for an external display, with Ethernet, USB-A and USB -C ports.

We don’t yet know any release dates or pricing.

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