HP Elite x3 US Price Announced at $799
A couple of days ago HP announced the price for their high-end Windows Phone runningÂ HP Elite x3 in the UK at 680 British pounds and truth be told, the hefty price tag sent shivers down its fan-base’s spines. When all’s said and done, that’s a huge price by any metricsÂ to ask for a smartphone running on a niche OS like Windows Phone 10 (they have a market share of what, 5% tops?).
Today’s news is thatÂ HP Elite x3 is just as expensive for the US customers, as you’ll have to reach very deep into your pockets for getting one. Very deep means that a brand newÂ HP Elite x3 will cost you almost $800.And if you think we got the short end of the stick, just take a look at theÂ HP Elite x3’s price for the Eurozone:Â â‚¬699 for the single SIM version. Keep in mind that you’ll have to add the VAT on top of that, which means that aÂ HP Elite x3 in a country like Germany or France, where the VAT tax is anywhere between 20% and 24% will end up costing up toÂ 900 Euros for the dual SIM variety.
For example, in France the final price with the VAT included will be 838 Euros for the single SIM Â and 874 Euros for the dual SIMÂ version. The aforementioned $799 price tag for the US market refers to the cheaper-single SIM varietyÂ and we don’t even know for sure if the dual SIMÂ HP Elite x3 will be available for the United States at any point in time. The reason behind theÂ HP Elite x3’s asking price is the fact that this smartphone isÂ the most powerful WP 10 running deviceÂ ever built, featuring a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset and packing a larger than life 6 inches wide display. TheÂ HP Elite x3 is also the first WP 10 device to feature an iris scanner and a fingerprint sensor, but the official launching date is still a mystery.