Elephone responds to the $90 UMi ROME with its own super-affordable, all-metal handset
Its main competitor – Elephone – was quick to respond and has just announced the Elephone M3. It totes Mediatek's octa-core Helio P10 (a.k.a. MT6755) and sports an USB Type-C connector. Aside from that, we still don't have a lot of information on the M3. On its promotional renders, we can see the phone will rock a chamfered metal frame and it looks like it could possibly have a glass back, curved at its ends. The best thing is, of course, the price – the Elephone M3 is said to cost around $99 in China.
Keep in mind that said prices do not apply to Western markets. For example, if you are to hunt down a 3rd party retailer that would ship the UMi ROME internationally, you might find that the phone's price has magically jumped to around $110, and that's before any type of shipping costs or tax fees.