The bezel-less, unibody Elephone S3 will reportedly hit stores next month

The bezel-less, unibody Elephone S3 will reportedly hit stores next month
Elephone has been diligent in its recent efforts to churn out new handsets, combining solid specs, neat design and interesting features into inexpensive bundles of smartphone goodness. In the past few months alone, we've gotten up close and personal with the likes of the Elephone M2, Elephone Vowney, and the company's P9000. Now, the firm looks set to roll out the design-focused Elephone S3, featuring a metallic unibody design that also puts paid to those much-derided bezels.

According to the folks at GizmoChina, the S3 will include a 5.2-inch full-HD display, which we'll assume to be of 1920 x 1080 resolution. The device will not include any capacitive buttons on the front, meaning core functions like Menu or Back can be shown and hidden on the display at a user's discretion. Under the hood, there will be MediaTek's octa-core MT6753 processor accompanied by 3 GB of RAM and 16 gigs of internal storage.
The bezel-less, unibody Elephone S3 will reportedly hit stores next month


To the rear, the report mentions a 13-megapixel Sony-made shooter, which isn't too surprising given Elephone's history of deploying Sony's camera tech. The rear side will also be adorned with a fingerprint sensor.

Keeping the lights on will be a 2100 mAh battery. While the Elephone S3 contains relatively mid-range features and thus shouldn't be as juice-thirsty as the more powerful smartphones around, this still seems quite a meager amount of battery capacity. One has to wonder whether Elephone hasn't overly compromised battery life in favor of sleek design.

There's no word on price as yet, but it's likely to arrive in the four colors of silver, gold, rose gold and grey. There's also no specific word on the release date, but the device should be available from next month.

source: GizmoChina

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21 Comments

1. Adsr14

Posts: 118; Member since: Aug 08, 2015

I like Elephone but really? 2100 mah on a Full HD device with a crappy mtk6753 CPU????? If youre into elephone just wait for an american version of a M3 or the p9000 even with the Mali 860mp4 still waaaay better than the Mali 720.

4. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

2100mAh is side effect of slim figure, elephone S2 is 6.8mm thick and this phone most likely thinner than that (they should follow xiaomi and use bigger battery, not slimming it down) and mtk6753 isnt that far from SD615, its totally fine for $129 phone (elephone S2 last year launched at that price)

3. aleant36

Posts: 71; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

Lets all address the Elephone in the room...

7. dorianb

Posts: 617; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

I approve this message.

5. ameran

Posts: 344; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

I really like the look of abezel-less handsets, but I am not sure how practical they could be. I mean every time you grab your phone, you could activate the screen on the edges unless they come up with a solution to prevent such accidental touches.

6. cncrim

Posts: 1573; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Technically s6/s7 edge is true bezel less, dont you think?

8. dazed1

Posts: 787; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

6753? LOL!

9. S-R-K

Posts: 304; Member since: Mar 15, 2016

Crappy Cpu and Gpu.

10. Inotamira

Posts: 173; Member since: Feb 06, 2016

I'm confused, I thought the bezel where the sections on the top or bottom that held the speaker and home button and such, no?

13. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Bezel is anything that goes around the screen including left/right. In this regard they mean side bezels

11. emmawilliam834

Posts: 241; Member since: Feb 09, 2016

Any guess about pricing ?

12. Moose

Posts: 418; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

I like narrow bezels but go too far and users are constantly touching the screen and launching apps by mistake, more trouble than it is worth.

14. techman82

Posts: 41; Member since: Oct 08, 2015

Why people keep on about bezels in phones, any1 that has 1 are complaining they can't hold them properly!

15. techman82

Posts: 41; Member since: Oct 08, 2015

People have said of the new edge s7 that they keep touching the screen by accident

16. techman82

Posts: 41; Member since: Oct 08, 2015

We don't want massive bezels,but not to the point where you keep hitting the screen unintentionally

17. w1234

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 18, 2015

I made several orders from elephone.cc, I really appreciate it, and they also have S3: elephone.cc/elephone-s3.html It looks really good. I recommend it.

18. Tech-8816

Posts: 20; Member since: Apr 18, 2016

In my opinion, the highlight of the Elephone S3 are: bezelless desigh, MTK6753 octa-core chipset, 3GB RAM and the 13MP sony rear camera. While the short-point are, the first must be the 2100mAh battery, it is strongly not enough for the specifications. The other is the 16gb rom, it is low too. The mystery is its price. Compare to the other MTK6753 mid-range device, I will prefer the Oukitel k6000 pro with 6000mAh battery, Android 6.0 and 3GB+32GB storage. Its price is only $143.99 now at gearbest.

19. James_

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 01, 2016

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20. elephone

Posts: 4; Member since: Jun 13, 2016

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21. neptuno

Posts: 4; Member since: Jul 02, 2016

2100 mAh battery only? i gotta say i prefer to spend almost same money to buy blackview R7 which has 3000 mAh,4GB RAM+32 GB ROM with fast charge 9V 2A.

22. elephone

Posts: 4; Member since: Jun 13, 2016

I think P9000 more better than S3

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