The Elephone U and U Pro draw near. The phones will accept 1 TB microSD cards.


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Over the past month, Elephone has been teasing us over and over with its new upcoming high-class phones — the Elephone U and Elephone U Pro. Shiny phones built with metal and glass, curved AMOLED displays, dual cameras on the back, and presumably bargain price.

So, here's the quick rundown on both phones — they will have the same build and hardware. The difference is that the “regular” Elephone U comes with an octa-core MediaTek Helio P23 ticking at 2 GHz, while the Elephone U Pro will be powered by the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 clocked at 2.2 GHz.

As for the rest of the hardware — it's pretty much the same on both devices. A 6-inch curved AMOLED display with a ratio of 18:9, 4 GB to 6 GB of RAM, 64 GB to 128 GB of storage, two 13 MP sensors for the back camera and a single 8 MP shooter on the selfie side. The Elephone U Pro can take 4K video, while the regular U can't. However, both phones will be using their dual cameras to get a DSLR-emulating portrait mode. Both phones will also support that trendy face unlock feature, which will arrive via a software update to be pushed later.

In the battery department, we have a 3,620 mAh cell on the Elephone U and a smaller, 3,550 mAh juicebox in the Elephone U Pro. Both support quick charging and the Pro version has a wireless charging module.

If you are one who stores tons of media on their phone, you will be delighted to hear that the Elephone U and Elephone U Pro can both be outfitted with a microSD of up to — get this — 1 TB to further enhance their storage. That's quite a lot there!

Pre-registrations for the Elephone U and Elephone U Pro have been opened, but no price has been announced yet. You can register your interest and get email updates when the devices become available by following the link below.

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14 Comments

2. SmartPhoneMobiles

Posts: 188; Member since: Oct 16, 2016

I HATE samsung edge screens (t)elephone copying too much

3. Fred3

Posts: 563; Member since: Jan 16, 2018

I agree. The best way to use their phones is with a case, or parts of your hands will keep getting in the way.

11. Sunnyshjne

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 27, 2018

Totally agree. Curved display look so weird. I hate it too

14. Paximos

Posts: 283; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

Contrary to your feeling, I enjoy using my GS8+ from time to time, it is a really nice phone with curved display. Back to article, why have a phone that supports a card that does not even exist?

4. ijuanp03

Posts: 616; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

They copied snippets from flagship videos of Apple, Samsung, HTC and Huawei. The promo vid looked like it was done for a school project.

6. tokuzumi

Posts: 1930; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

Not bad, although I wish it was a 5.5" bezel-less device. Still not a fan of phablets. Does it have a custom UI, or is it close to stock Android?

7. alsupertramp

Posts: 18; Member since: Aug 14, 2017

And they sells this copy like $380. I will go for xiaomi mi note 3 instead.

8. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

So? My phone can handle 2TB cards, but they do not exist yet. 512GB is the max what you can get right now!

9. shield

Posts: 852; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

LG G3 2TB SD Card.

10. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

All smartphone that support SDXC basically could handle 2TB mixroSD. but since 2TB card isnt available yet, manufacturers just write "up to" the highest microSD size available on market at the time they launch smartphone. i.e Samsung write S4 support up to 64GB, but it can handle 256GB just fine (https://forum.xda-developers.com/galaxy-s4/access​ories/256gb-sd-card-t3183201), and I'm sure it can handle 2TB microSD too.

12. iushnt

Posts: 3124; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Now only if we could actually buy 1TB micro sd cards.

13. sleepypandaeyes

Posts: 377; Member since: Apr 12, 2015

Keeping the spirit of the S6 edge alive in 2018. I wish some chinese OEMs would just stop being lazy and create their own design. Im saying that, I wouldn't mind tying a meizu phone, but I hear they have malwsre in their source code that takes your personal data.

15. alili321

Posts: 12; Member since: Jan 06, 2017

Elephone U Pro sale on Efoxshop €340

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