Affordable flagships - the Elephone P7000 aims to deliver cutting-edge specs and fingerprint ID for $200

Affordable flagships - the Elephone P7000 aims to deliver cutting-edge specs and fingerprint ID for $200
The Elephone P7000 is the latest smartphone to redefine the elusive "affordable flagship" category that underdog manufacturers such as OnePlus have been attacking throughout this and last year. This $199 monster (early birds price) will be up for pre-order in "late April". So, what makes it this interesting? 

Why, let's have a look at the hardware, for starters. This bad boy packs a MTK6752 SoC, which employs eight 2GHz ARM Cortex-53 cores. The smartphone's atomic heart is paired with 3 gigabytes of RAM and 16GB of expandable storage memory. The display is 1080p-resolution 5.5-incher, while the photography department employs a 16MP main cam with a Sony sensor, and an 8MP front cam. The house is powered by a hearty 3200mAh battery unit.

Impressed? Yes, the spec sheet sounds really awesome, and alongside its powerful internals, the Elephone P7000 will offer support for individual Android ROMs out of the box - starting with Android 5.0 and CyanogenMod, which will be made available after the smartphone's release. In addition, there's a fingerprint reader on the back panel, which is a component rarely seen on Chinese smartphones.

If the Elephone P7000 tickles your fancy, keep an eye on the company's online partners' pages which will be listing it soon. Alas, the price tag will probably climb by a hundred dollars at least, but even with added cost, this fella seems like a bargain! Oh, and check the official video spot while you're at it. It's below the gallery.




source: Elephone (in English) via Neowin

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52 Comments

1. hafini_27

Posts: 951; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

That is actually really good. I wish they had a better name. Elephone sounds weird.

16. madmikepr

Posts: 138; Member since: Aug 09, 2011

Its good but it will support US LTE Bands or at Least H+ ??

37. DarkStar286

Posts: 229; Member since: Mar 18, 2014

Seems to have pretty good LTE band support, though it depends on your own network. http://www.devicespecifications.com/en/model/f9d43199

17. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

But their logo looks good to me.

2. WAusJackBauer

Posts: 455; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

The 5.5" standard is really starting to annoy me. 4.8" should be the standard.

10. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Yeah.. I'm okay with 5" as standard. But this is really personal opinion. Nevertheless, for $200, this phone is a great buy.

40. Dragoo

Posts: 7; Member since: Apr 16, 2015

Yes, it is really a good phone with such excellent highlights, especially the touch-type fingerprint . I found that this phone can be pre-ordered at antelife now.

19. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Glad its not.

22. dorianb

Posts: 617; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Said... no... one... ever...

24. bambamboogy02

Posts: 840; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

You comment is starting to annoy me. Personal opinions on making something standard should not be acceptable as a standard.

29. Beaustir45

Posts: 29; Member since: Mar 26, 2012

i have to agree, I keep opening the new announcements for these cheap overseas flagships and they all come up as 5.5 inch screen, and that's just too big, maybe 5 inch, but 5.5 is just over the top, just..

3. mimicryXD

Posts: 175; Member since: Apr 03, 2015

Wow this is a badass phone!

6. lylee73

Posts: 84; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

It looked very bad-ass, considering the price and the specs!

4. vipervoid123

Posts: 163; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

LOLz PA u have a wrong info for the device , it is not MTK7652 but 6752 ~

5. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

LOL...Mate 7, is that you? But anyways, this is a good phone, the bang for the buck. I can see a lot of potential from Elephone, hope they can go international soon.

7. dimas

Posts: 3380; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

How come an affordable Chinese brand can have Sony camera sensor when the expensive HTC One M9 should settle for a crappy Toshiba equipment?

11. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Well, they don't have to pay as much overhead as HTC so they can make the phone cheap and still make money.

13. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Crappy Toshiba equipment? Toshiba's sensor have already proven their worth, it's just ignorant people that don't know it. You know the Lumia 1020,1520 and 930 all use Toshiba sensors don't you?

21. dorianb

Posts: 617; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

What's a Lumia? :sarcasm:

8. deanylev

Posts: 234; Member since: Mar 11, 2014

I don't think 8 A53s can match 4 A57s and 4 A53s... please correct this it's not taking on the 810, it's taking on the 615

23. luis.d

Posts: 354; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

Correct. Had some wrong info piped over the line.

9. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

Looks like a fusion between the HTC One M7 & the iPhone 4S

12. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

Will this thing save my finger print on some chinese data base? Just kidding, this thing looks better than the Zenfone 2.

41. Dragoo

Posts: 7; Member since: Apr 16, 2015

Zenfone 2 is more expensive than Elephone P7000. Elephone P7000 only has $229.99, Zenfone 2 2GB version is $279.99 .

14. toyboyz

Posts: 235; Member since: Jan 22, 2010

Lol! This is such horse s**t! This phone was one of the HTC supposed renders of what was gonna be the M9 I still have this one saved to my favorites. So this is how HTC does their thing.

18. deanylev

Posts: 234; Member since: Mar 11, 2014

No dude, it just looks similar to those renders.

15. dlsnhuff

Posts: 111; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

I don't really look at specs. But, specs can pictures what I want for. Nevertheless, daily useage is something very important to choose a phone ( reviews is for early 'bid' )

20. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Good price for sure.

42. Dragoo

Posts: 7; Member since: Apr 16, 2015

Only $229.99 , good phone with this price. Do you think so ?

25. avishekmukherjee

Posts: 362; Member since: Apr 09, 2015

Will be available in India :/

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