HP’s Windows 10-powered Elite x3 phablet is coming to Canada on August 28

HP Elite X3

The Elite x3, HP’s massive new 5.96-inch Windows 10 smartphone, will arrive in Canada on August 28th, the company announced today.

Unveiled at Mobile World Congress, the Elite x3 features a Snapdragon 820 processor, QHD display, 4G of RAM, 64GB of internal storage, a microSD slot, allowing users to add an additional 2TB of storage to their device, and a large 4,150mAh battery.

The phone also includes two methods of biometric authentication: a back-facing fingerprint sensor and an iris scanner at the front of the device, the former being a first for a Windows Phone device.

Canadian pricing is still unannounced, but unless the Dollar has a spectacular month between now and the x3’s planned launch, Canadians can expect to pay a premium to own this smartphone. In the U.S., the Elite x3 will start at $699. Various bundles, which throw in the phone’s desk dock or lap dock accessory, will retail for $799.

We’ll have more on this device once Canadian pricing and availability is finalized.

Correction: An earlier version of this article stated the Elite x3 is the first Windows Phone device to feature iris authentication. That distinction goes to the Lumia 950 and 950 XL, which included the feature at launch.

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