HP Elite x3 delayed, ships September 26

By: Costea Lestoc
2 minute read

We have some bad news for US customers who have pre-ordered this smartphone from the Microsoft Store. According to some reports, the device will not be shipped to these customers on September 12, 2016 as was originally planned. Instead, it will be shipped two weeks later, on September 26, 2016.

This is NOT the first time a premium device’s shipping date is delayed. HP initially revealed that it would start selling the Elite x3 in the US starting September 5, 2016. For some reason, though, the company hasn’t started accepting pre-orders for this device on its own website.

However, the US Microsoft Store is currently selling the HP Elite x3 device for $799 including desk dock. In addition, whoever gets the device later this month will be able to download and install the Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary Update available for the HP Elite x3 starting September 13, 2016.

The HP Elite x3 comes with an iris scanner that allows you to unlock the smartphone with ease via the Windows Hello feature. Keep in mind that you will have to install the latest version of Windows 10 Mobile in order to enable the device’s fingerprint sensor to support Windows Hello.

The HP Elite x3 comes with a Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 chipset, a dual-core Kryo CPU clocked at 2.15GHz and a dual-core Kryo CPU clocked at 1.6GHz, an Adreno 530 graphics card, 4GB of RAM, internal storage of 64GB (which can be expanded to up to 256GB using a microSD card), a primary camera of 16MP and a secondary camera of 8MP. This premium smartphone is powered by a removable 4150mAh battery.

Have you pre-ordered the HP Elite x3? Will you cancel your pre-order because of the delay of the release date, or will you just wait patiently for it?

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