Elephone C1 official: FHD Marshmallow phablet with 64-bit SoC for just $119


We recently caught a glimpse of the metallic Elephone C1 in blue and gold and were quite impressed with its slick finish. Not only is it aesthetically pleasing, but it also manages to pack in a 5.5-inch full-HD display, a quad-core 64-bit SoC, fingerprint sensor and expandable storage for the sum total of $119.99.  

That's a remarkably low price, even in a market awash with low-costing devices out of the People's Republic. Aside from the specs mentioned above, the C1 includes dual SIM slots and a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera with auto-focus. There's 16 GB of storage on board, which users can bump with a microSD card of up to 64 GB in capacity. The handset's processor, specifically, is MediaTek's MT6737 -- a low-cost chipset with a maximum clock speed of 1.3 GHz -- along with Mali T720MP (650MHz) graphics. The Elephone C1 also includes 2 gigs of RAM.

Elsewhere, the C1 runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box, though it's unclear whether Elephone's ELE UI will run on top of that. Either way, it's difficult to gripe a handset that offers a tidy build and feature set for just over a hundred bucks. 

Available in blue and gold variants, the device includes a slick all-metal back. Check out the gallery below and if you're interested in this cheap and seemingly quite cheerful handset, you can grab yourself a unit at the source. 

source: Elephone via GizmoChina

FEATURED VIDEO

12 Comments

1. jesseflb

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 13, 2015

sadly that won't be retail price for many resellers....get ready to spend an extra 20 to 30 bucks excluding shipping..

2. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

MT6737 isn't better than SD410.. should use SD616, helio X10, or helio P10 to drive that 1080p screen... (still nice price though..)

5. lakki369

Posts: 114; Member since: Apr 10, 2015

It's a 720p screen bro... Phonearena listed it incorrect. At least they didn't even look at the images they have attached to this post. It clearly says as HD screen.

3. Marslander

Posts: 160; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

16 GB of storage, a MediaTek's MT6737, and a Mali T720MP is not a "high end experience". It's decidedly middle-of-the-road. Still, not a bad price for what you get.

4. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Another day, another phablet. What a time to be mobile geek, it's just so exciting

6. chan1o

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 21, 2016

Hey it's available for less than $119.99. I saw their website as it's mentioned above, for pre sale the price is only $109.99.

7. explorer

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 21, 2016

How it is giving this kind of specifications at so cheap cost! A metal uni-body device with 13mp camera that runs on marshmallow at just around $100 is totally un believable O.o This Chinese brand is targeting the mid range smartphone section by specs and price is much cheaper than others.

8. Rocky9

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 08, 2016

Great! saw so many news about this brand in recent times. Maybe they are another rising brand from China after Xiaomi,One+ and LeEco; with better offerings.

9. ADELAROCHE

Posts: 5; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

how is the battery?/

10. GGPlayer

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 08, 2016

so many articles coming out on the C1, it better be selling good then, looks nice

11. TimNotCook

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 08, 2016

yay for more news :D but seriously this has to stop one day, specs of this phone is decent and i think this will definitely find its customer :)

12. ADELAROCHE

Posts: 5; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

i would like to buy blackview a8 max,2gb ram with 3000mah battery.

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.