This Chinese Galaxy S7 look-alike may cost just $100

This Chinese Galaxy S7 look-alike may cost just $100
A few weeks ago, Hong Kong-based company Elephone teased an upcoming curvy metal-and-glass smartphone by sharing a few renders (seen below) and the price of the device — from $99.99 to $189.99, depending on tier. Availability details are yet unknown, but today, the company announced the specs of the smartphone.

According to an official blog post, the upcoming Elephone Galaxy S7 would be powered by a deca-core MediaTek Helio X20 and 3 GB of RAM, have a 32 GB storage chip, a display with a 5.5-inch diagonal and a 1080 x 1920 pixel resolution, and its camera combo would consist of a 16 MP sensor on the back snapper and an 8 MP one for the selfie cam.

These were the only specs mentioned and there is no word on the supposed different tier variants. At this point, we have to wonder whether the previous claim for a $100 price still holds. Just today, Meizu announced the MX6 with very similar specs and a $300 price-tag. And, as you probably know, Meizu itself is well-known for pricing its smartphones pretty aggressively. At this point, Elephone's claim for a smartphone with these hardware specs and costly curved glass panels on both its front and its back seems a bit far-fetched.

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18 Comments

1. Sealblaighter

Posts: 427; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Shame on them! This looks like a Samsung.

6. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Yep, the front looks like a Samsung flagship phone, and the back looks like an iPhone (camera placement).

2. siddharthayadav202

Posts: 286; Member since: Apr 23, 2016

This is Limit PhoneArena. You actually wrote Elephone "Galaxy" S7.

5. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

I'm suprised too. Elephone Galaxy S7 ??? Sammy would sue them! :D

3. MingLiangChen

Posts: 329; Member since: Jul 06, 2012

Go green with a green Galaxy S7! Galaxy S7 environment edition.

16. chi_rag737

Posts: 10; Member since: Jul 05, 2016

Hahaha XD

4. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

It's funny when these budget 5.5" 1080p phablet phones specs seem very similar to other phones that we consider "high end" like the OnePlus 3 which is also 5.5" 1080p. Of course the Elephone has half the RAM, internal storage, and a slower proc but it's amazing how technology trickles down.

7. MingLiangChen

Posts: 329; Member since: Jul 06, 2012

At least on paper.

11. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

what about other flagship that have 5.5" 1080p 2GB RAM and stuff and cost $1000.. lol

14. redmd

Posts: 1926; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

That logo alone would cost 900 dollars.

8. rkoforever90

Posts: 435; Member since: Dec 03, 2011

not bad does it have a curved screen version

9. Swordylove

Posts: 209; Member since: Jun 27, 2015

S7 Edge front, Mi5 back :D

10. Ozric13

Posts: 6; Member since: Sep 03, 2014

I want that wallpaper!

12. flavius22

Posts: 218; Member since: Aug 23, 2015

Adibas

13. flavius22

Posts: 218; Member since: Aug 23, 2015

Adidos

15. gsv619

Posts: 54; Member since: Apr 04, 2014

Abibas Poma Nyke Reebook

17. chi_rag737

Posts: 10; Member since: Jul 05, 2016

NOIKA SUNY ECCIRSON MATROLA

18. neptuno

Posts: 4; Member since: Jul 02, 2016

they just copy the outlook.but they wont make it good like real Samsung.

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