HP Elite x3 US release date delayed, won’t ship until September 26th

Laurent Giret

While the HP Elite x3 finally started shipping to consumers in the UK last week, it seems that US customers who pre-ordered the handset from the Microsoft Store won’t receive the premium handset on September 12th as was originally planned. As of today, the store listing on the US Microsoft Store indicates a September 26th shipping date, which is two weeks after the previous release date which was announced by HP last month (via Neowin).

The HP Elite x3 on the US Microsoft Store.
The HP Elite x3 on the US Microsoft Store.

This is actually the second time that the premium handset’s shipping date is delayed in the country as HP initially revealed that it would start selling the Elite x3 on September 5 in the US. Moreover, the manufacturer has yet to start accepting pre-orders for the handset on its own website.

The US Microsoft Store currently sells the unlocked HP Elite x3 for $799 (Desk dock included), and those of you who will receive it later this month will be able to download the Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary Update which is expected to be available for the handset on September 13th. While the premium handset features an iris scanner to easily unlock the device via Windows Hello, installing the latest Windows 10 Mobile version will be necessary to enable the device’s fingerprint sensor which will support Windows Hello as well.