HP Elite X3 Windows 10 Mobile Snapdragon 820 Smartphone Priced At $699, $799 With Desk Dock

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Over the weekend, pricing for Hewlett-Packard’s Elite X3 Windows 10 Mobile smartphone leaked onto the web. The smartphone was listed at $799, which is a princely sum for a Windows 10 Mobile device.

However, HP clarified things this morning with official pricing for the Elite X3. The $799 price tag is for the Elite X3 smartphone paired with the Desk Dock. If you just want the smartphone by itself, the price is a more palatable $699. However, even at $699, that’s still a lot of money for a flagship Windows 10 Mobile device.

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For comparison, Microsoft’s Lumia 950 XL launched late last year for $649 off contract. Within the past month, Microsoft was selling the Lumia 950 XL for the same $649 price, but included a Lumia 950 for free (a $549 value). That doesn’t exactly speak highly for the prospects of HP finding success with the Elite X3, but it wouldn’t be for a lack of trying.

The Elite X3 packs in specs that would be commendable on just about any high-end Android flagship including:

  • 5.96-inch WQHD AMOLED display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB internal storage
  • microSD slot that supports up to 2TB
  • 16MP main camera, 8MP front camera, Iris camera
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, LTE-A, NFC
  • 4150 mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 support
  • Fingerprint reader
  • USB-C

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The aforementioned Desk Dock, which is bundled in at the $799 price point, brings Windows 10 Continuum support to the Elite X3 when paired with a monitor, keyboard and mouse. The Lap Dock, which hasn’t been priced yet, turns your Elite X3 into a Continuum-based 12.5-inch notebook that weighs just 2.2 pounds.

The Elite X3 will ship later this month, while the bundle will ship on August 29th.