17 October 2018
FCC recently approved HP's upcoming Snapdragon-powered ENVY x2 Laptops. The device was expected to hit the market sometime in Q2 2018. So the FCC approval in the final days of this year is quite surprising.
The device is codenamed as TPN-Q198 and it passed FCC tests on 15th of this month. As per the report, HP is waiting for the upcoming Redstone 4 update of Windows 10. This is because Redstone 4 update will be able to make the device easier to manage for the enterprise users.
The specialty of HP ENVY x2 is that it is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC, combining the best of a smartphone with that of a Windows laptop. S835 is the same chipset that powers high-end flagship devices like OnePlus5T and HTC U11. Apart from that, the device sports lightweight- super thin design. It is only 6.9 mm thick and weighs just 1.54 pounds.
A 12-inch Full HD screen protected by Gorilla Glass 4, will bring the amazing GUI to the user's eyes. The S835 chipset is backed by 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. Other key features include Bang and Olufsen speakers, a USB Type-C port, SIM card slot and memory card slot, 13-megapixel rear camera and headphone jack and a comfortable keyboard case with good 1.3mm travel and bundled stylus.
Surprisingly, the GSM Global Certification Forum also approved the device last day and hence we have no idea what HP is planning for the New Year. They might be making the device ready for a surprise New Year launch. Let us wait and see.