Now, the first photos of the device have been revealed by Hungarian site Tech2, and the report also claims to have revealed its key specs:
5.96-inch display with Quad HD (2560x1440px) resolution
Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC
32GB onboard storage (plus microSD card support up to 200GB)
16MP rear camera
8MP front-facing camera
USB 3.0 port with Type-C connector
Qi wireless charging
IP67 rating for dust- and water-resistance
MIL-STD-810 rating, assuring device protection for drops from up to 1 meter
If these details prove correct, the Elite x3 will be the most powerful Windows 10 Mobile device available - with even better specs than Microsoft's own Lumia 950 and 950 XL flagships.'
The images show an asymmetrical speaker grill at the bottom of the Elite x3, along with B&O branding; many of HP's other devices also include audio features co-developed with B&O. The spec details in the report mention a 'dock connection' - this is likely a reference to the handset's support for the PC-like Continuum feature in Windows 10 Mobile.
Despite its mighty specs, the HP handset isn't expected to be aimed directly at the consumer market, but rather at business buyers, as the 'Elite' branding suggests.