Elephone prepping a 2K display, 4GB RAM, Intel-powered flagship against Meizu and Xiaomi

Elephone prepping a 2K display, 4GB RAM, Intel-powered flagship against Meizu and Xiaomi
Chinese smartphone maker Elephone's output has been rather interesting lately, as the company is aiming increasingly higher. Last time we spoke of these guys, it was about a $200 flagship by the name of Elephone P7000 that flaunts brag-worthy specs - an octa-core chipset, 3GB of RAM, a 5.5-inch 1080p display, a 16MP main cam, and a 3200mAh battery. Way to get the tech crowd's attention! 

Anyway, the company has come up with something even more impressive this time! At the annual Hong Kong trade fair, Elephone demonstrated a secret-y new flagship smartphone with dreamy specs - a 2K (1440x2560 resolution) screen, 4GB of RAM, fingerprint scanner, 20.7MP Sony camera, and an Intel processor that makes for a surprising departure from MediaTek chipsets. The unnamed device will be able to run Android 5.0 and Windows 10 as its daily driver, although it hasn't been set in stone whether Elephone plans a dual-boot setup, or two separate editions of the device with the different operating systems. We're going with the latter, as Google and Microsoft dislike the notion of users dual-booting their competing operating systems.

In addition to the purported specs, a render leaked as well, showing a slim phone with metal frame and - in 2015 Chinese fashion - thinned-out side screen bezels. Reportedly, Elephone is going after the likes of Meizu and Xiaomi, whose affordably-priced high-end handsets have made significant impact on the Chinese market.

Still, this won't be the first flagship device to appear from Elephone, as the vendor introduced the P1000 - a Snapdragon 801, 3GB RAM, CyanogenMod-based model with a large 5.9-inch 2K display. Priced at $400, it's one of the fiercest OnePlus One competitors around, but it doesn't seem to be on regular sale - it's either out of stock, or on pre-order, which isn't very reassuring for a smartphone that showed up as far back as August last year. Hopefully, the upcoming device will be better exposed to the market.



source: GizChina

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17 Comments

1. Pinocchio

Posts: 141; Member since: Apr 14, 2015

let these chinese crap copycats fight each other in their home land. they'd better not flood their toys into other part of the world. it's disgusting!!!!

3. Jason2k13

Posts: 1448; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

i dont think anyone is forcing you to buy their phones.

6. Pinocchio

Posts: 141; Member since: Apr 14, 2015

why would i waste my budget with all these below standard quality phones in the first place? some people has a bad thinking that every products have the same reliability. it's a big mistake from consumers point of view

7. Trickzter

Posts: 83; Member since: Apr 21, 2015

Don't get all up tight about it. You don't like it, then don't buy it. Simple as that. Other's will still buy it. I personally like these Chinese phone's, they have great spec's for the price.

8. vergil9

Posts: 517; Member since: Apr 06, 2015

1. Re-read what he just said. (Post #3) 2. Re-read what I just said. (Post #4) 3. You get what you pay for, that's why they're cheap. 4. Not everyone who want good specs is as rich as you. 5. It's not as if they're going to break a few days after using them, I know cheap phones lasting for years, it's also about how you handle them. 6. "Personal preference".. kinda

9. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

this kind of phone is great for someone who love to update their phone for more than once a year, u'll always have top grade spec :D but how about aftermarket service? i'm fine with xiaomi, meizu, oneplus one, or even goophone but its my first time i hear elephone :D

4. vergil9

Posts: 517; Member since: Apr 06, 2015

Choice is always good my friend.

5. samsboy unregistered

The problem is, they are feeding the wrong markets. We in Africa don't see them, but we are ready to buy. If I am able to buy the note for myself, buy the Xperia z3 compact each for my Mum and my little sister. how many of these crap can I buy? my little brothers have got another Chinese craps too called Tecno, I hardly see PA talk about them. But they are not bad. I also have the Tecno Phantom Z as my personal phone. It runs well without any lags, with a smooth performance. This Chinese should bring their crap to Africa, we will buy them. Check the Tecno Phantom Z here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUaCHAvAwMA

11. Fallen1

Posts: 288; Member since: Nov 14, 2014

I would love this type of competition in the states. We have very few choices in flagships. It's either Apple, Samsung, Lg, or Sony

14. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

lol not everyone has the money to buy a premium phone, let them enjoy a phone with decent specs for a nice price...Sorry they dont meet your high expectations

17. solarscreen

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Too funny! All this fuss over Chinese phones. You do know all iPhones are made by Foxconn right? Chinese phones...

2. Sidewinder

Posts: 515; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

^let the consumers be the judge. If flooding the market with cheap Chinese phones would compel mainstream manufacturers to reduce the cost of their phones, then wouldn't that be really a good thing or atleast from a consumer's perspective?

10. DarkStar286

Posts: 229; Member since: Mar 18, 2014

You're mixing up your resolutions, that's a 1440p display. I don't know why we swapped to measuring the longer edge when 4k displays came along, but below that the shorter edge is still used. A 2k would basically just be 1080p (1920x1080).

12. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

2k is supposed to be 1440p never hear 2k for 1080p plus I prefer Chinese manufactures over thieves like Samsung and Apple why? Simple the money they spend on every phone S6 edge for example is 290$ per unit and yet they sell it at I think about 750$ so the cheap build phones are not the Chinese one they are just cutting their profits to sell more if i was in China i never bought any none Chinese phone.

13. Dude2014

Posts: 448; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

Damn .. I want that phone! :(

15. simplepink

Posts: 19; Member since: Nov 26, 2012

I'd get it but it isn't in the US! Y'all need to stop complaining. There's obviously a market for these

16. Guaire

Posts: 855; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

High-end Intel chips Merrifield, Moorefield and Cherry Trail supports up to 13MP cameras.

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