Leaked Elephone handset boasts a Helio X30, 8GB RAM, Note 7-like design


The Galaxy Note may be dead -- at least, for now -- but its legacy lives on. We're expecting a slew of curved-edge phablets to hit the market in the near future, with the Xiaomi Mi Note 2 and Huawei Mate 9 Pro poised to sport Note 7-esque finishes. Up-and-coming Chinese manufacturer Elephone could also join the party, with a newly-leaked device offering a glimpse at device set to pack a sleek, curvaceous design and beefy specs to match. 

The curved AMOLED display will apparently offer 3D perspective, though specifics are vague for now. 3D-effect panels haven't really taken off at mainstream level, so it would be interesting to see what this would entail. Amazon tried and failed to impress with the 3D Fire Phone, which was a certified flop. But if Elephone was to get it right, it'd be a feature of potential interest. 

Elsewhere, the device is expected to be powered by the the X30 mobile SoC and up to 8 GB RAM. The leak, which has emerged through Weibo, also suggests up to 256 GB of internal storage. 


Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 was always going influence other OEMs due to its reverence and general popularity. But with the device having been taken off shelves, competitors know that millions of ex-Note 7 owners will be looking for alternative, and this is where Elephone et al could cash in. 

This particular device probably won't launch for a while since the first Helio X30 handsets aren't expected until next spring. Still, we'll be sure to pass on any further info, so stay tuned. 

source: Weibo via GizmoChina

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22 Comments

1. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2275; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Software support?

2. aegislash

Posts: 1531; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Wow, those curves look much more pronounced than anything Samsung has done so far. I love it.

3. bambamboogy02

Posts: 842; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

Curved screen is a gimmick. No real world advantage of having it. It just makes for less usable space. Give me a flat screen over curved any day.

4. aegislash

Posts: 1531; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Okay then...no need to chew my head off over having a different taste than you.

7. Macready

Posts: 1830; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

No, it allows for a large screen on a relatively narrow phone, easier to hold for many. Hold a Note 4 and a Note 7 and you note what I'm talking about.

8. TerryTerius unregistered

It is an aesthetic choice, and a staple of Samsung's design language. That's like saying that brouging is a gimmick. I've never understood people that make this argument who act as if design needs to be purely function over form. Maybe it's just a tech thing. And it does actually make the phone narrower and easier to hold.

13. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Actually it has big advantage of holding and operating a big phones much more comfortable. But I hope Samsung didn't patent this design, because those China phones will sell only in China. And how our beloved iPhone8 could get this curved-edge design without to pay Samsung if they patented it. Well we know that Samsung copied the rectangular display from Apple, but they were sued for that. Right?

17. HolyEmenem

Posts: 4; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

See this why I hate the old Apple, rectangular phones were every where, apple copied a s**t ton of stuff from other companies especially the monitor design, and when Samsung made their 'rectangular' phone apple sued them for a s**t ton of money. Oh wait not Apple I meant steve jobs, hope he is in hell right now. I am pretty sure Samsung didn't copy them they just followed the shape of their old phones but implanted touch screen capability.

18. HolyEmenem

Posts: 4; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

See this why I hate the old Apple, rectangular phones were every where, apple copied a s**t ton of stuff from other companies especially the monitor design, and when Samsung made their 'rectangular' phone apple sued them for a s**t ton of money. Oh wait not Apple I meant steve jobs, hope he is in hell right now. I am pretty sure Samsung didn't copy them they just followed the shape of their old phones but implanted touch screen capability.

10. monoke

Posts: 1197; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Maybe they'll come out with a perfect cylinder phone someday? You might only be able to see 10% of the screen and be palm touches galore, but hey, it'll look cool and feel good in hands. Right?? ;p

5. Diego!

Posts: 880; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

Is this Elephone S7? If yes, I already registered for it!

6. startracker

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

Hhhh it only a taste

9. GadgetGuy

Posts: 20; Member since: Sep 15, 2016

After the death of Note 7, every company produces their "Note 7"

15. vananucho

Posts: 83; Member since: Jun 01, 2011

Long live the Note 7, the best smartphone ever that actually wasn't... :sademoji:

11. 47AlphaTango

Posts: 739; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

I smell another patent case against the company of this phone.

12. UnlimitedSkye03

Posts: 300; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

looks more like an S7 Edge than a Note 7

14. vananucho

Posts: 83; Member since: Jun 01, 2011

Besides being a tremendous flop, the Note 7 really set the bar higher & is inspiring the next wave of phone styling, now as all Chinese OEMs are feeding with its carcass (I can bet eating a sock that lot of those Chinese "clones" soon to be released will sport note7 written off Samsung "youm" panels). I'll sit & wait until a company wraps both sides of a phone in samsung AMOLED/youm panels. How big can be a company that despite failing, sets a new market trend? (exploding/incendiary phones from Chinese brands in 3...2...1...)

16. TheOracle1

Posts: 2340; Member since: May 04, 2015

Elephone? Beware! Crap phones, software, support......

19. Rocky9

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 08, 2016

Omg! Am I reading it all correctly?? These are the specs with dual curved display?? Now I'm eagerly waiting to know rest of the details about this device :p

20. explorer

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 21, 2016

Is it going to be real? or just a fan made rendered image?? come on Elephone surprise us again! if it's a prototype still if you make something nearer to this we will definitely be amazed!!

21. TimNotCook

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 08, 2016

This phone looks like a beast, those specs are just unreal! :O

22. GGPlayer

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 08, 2016

I love how futuristic the render looks, specifications are just out of this world too... Can't wait to hear more about this phone or rather what will come out of that!

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