HP Elite x3 shipped out worldwide with Windows Hello features

By: Costea Lestoc
2 minute read

HP Elite x3 became available for pre-order on August 22, but there are already a few users who got their hands on the giant phablet running Windows 10 Mobile Version 1511 (build 10586.420). This version works decently, but it’s not the latest version of Windows 10 and doesn’t support its fingerprint recognition feature. On the other hand, if you become an Insider in the Release Preview ring and upgrade to the Anniversary Update, the fingerprint scanner will become usable, although you’ll face problems with the camera constantly crashing.

HP is working on a new firmware update that will improve the experience of the OS and bring new features for the HP Elite x3. The phablet will receive new Windows Hello features, such as Iris Camera Preview which will show a preview of the camera on the lock screen when double tapping it. There are many users who will want to unlock their devices via Iris, but in some cases, it will be annoying to use Iris. HP has also added Iris Anti-Spoofing, a feature that protects users against Iris spoofing attempts.

The other two features are HP Display Tools app, with which you’ll be able to control when the Elite X3’s display is dimmed, and Double Tap To Wake, which will allow you to control the Double Tap Sensitivity as well as the duration between the taps.

The last feature that will be introduced in this update is the Calculator app, which is called “HP 12C Financial Calculator for X3” and is very useful when the phone is in landscape mode. Windows 10 has a default Calculator app so if you don’t like HP’s application, you can easily uninstall it.

With the HP Elite x3, you should expect a 5.96-inch screen with a 1440 x 2560 pixel resolution, a Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 chipset with a quad-core (2×2.15 GHz Kryo & 2×1.6 GHz Kryo) processor backed by an Adreno 530 GPU and 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage expandable up to 256GB, a primary camera of 16MP with LED flash and autofocus, a secondary 8MP camera and a battery of 4150mAh.


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