As in, they will be able to purchase the newly announced HP Elite x3 Windows 10 Mobile powered phablet. The company unveiled the device yesterday at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
But that MWC 2016 announcement led to conflicting reports as to whether it would be available to consumers — this is a power packed phone primarily targeted at professionals, after all.
However, that does not mean that power users and general consumers that demand these features will not be able to purchase it. HP confirmed this in astatement, saying:
“The HP Elite x3 will be sold a variety of ways. On hp.com, via distributor/VARs (indirect/direct channels), the HP sales force and Microsoft will sell this in the carrier channels on our behalf. In some countries, HP Elite x3 may also be sold by partner operators’ sales network. For more details, visit hp.com.”
So that’s about as comprehensive as it can get, these days for Microsoft’s mobile OS.
Meaning, those that want the HP Elite x3 will be able to get their hands on it with a little effort.
What that effort gets them is certainly worth the trouble, as this is currently the most powerful Windows 10 Mobile handset around thanks to the 4GB of RAM and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset that powers the 5.96″ QHD AMOLED screen.
Some 64GB of storage and two cameras, a 16 MP back and 8 MP front affair, round up the hardware specifications of the phablet.
What HP has not specified right now is the LTE bands that the Elite x3 will support. This has a say in which carriers will allow the phone on their networks. Band 13 LTE, for example, gets it on Verizon, and this is where most business users are.