This Chinese phone comes with an explosion-proof membrane, triple protection against accidents

This Chinese phone comes with an explosion-proof membrane, triple protection against accidents
The times are such that some people out there see a Samsung phone and immediately think it will explode. Knowing that the Elephone S7 is a blank copy of the Samsung Galaxy S7 on the outside, Elephone can predict what one of the possible reactions to the handset is going to be, hence it wants people to know that the device features triple protection against explosions – that is, complete testing of the battery that goes in it, an explosion-proof membrane, and a tough TPU shell that too is "explosion proof."

Elephone has treated its creation the way an arms manufacturer might treat selling landmines, so buyers ought to be safe from danger. In the case of accidents, at least the company won't have to deal with a global recall, as the smartphone is to be sold exclusively in China, where getting away with stolen designs tends to be easier than other places.

Otherwise, the Elephone S7 is to be sold cheaply, starting at $139.99 for the base 2GB RAM model. All variants will be powered by the MediaTek Helio X20 processor, which offers a decent level of performance for affordable devices. Perhaps Elephone can do people a favor and clone the Galaxy Note 7, complete with the S-Pen but sans its explosive properties. We actually wonder how no one has jumped on the chance to do so yet. We also wonder whether the Samsung Galaxy S8 will feature an explosion-proof membrane as well...

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18 Comments

1. Subie

Posts: 2427; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

The pictures make this cheap handset look a nice flagship. Good job Elephone.

11. Master_Oogway

Posts: 104; Member since: Oct 06, 2016

It means they won't improve the battery tech....

18. SmartPhoneMobiles

Posts: 188; Member since: Oct 16, 2016

How naive PA titled this phone "this chinese phone" how they hate it :D So they saying they coping samsung and in article they hoping that samsung will copy elephone with anti explosion proof in future S8.. PA you are bunch od D-heads.. :-/

2. Alex11092

Posts: 30; Member since: Jun 25, 2015

Again with the Note 7. SMDH.

3. flavius22

Posts: 218; Member since: Aug 23, 2015

This "explosion proof thing" made my day

4. bucky

Posts: 3795; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

This explosion thing does expose QC at Samsung but also something much more important. Why can't companies poor money into battery tech? It's like they all just accept it and try to do workarounds with their OS or other hardware. Forget wireless headphones, 4K screens and 6gb of ram, give me a week of battery life and 30 minutes charging times.

6. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Wow. A new standard. Explode proof. Maybe all OEM's should adapt this new feature?

7. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

explosion-proof => heat-proof => bad heat dissipation => over-heated internal component => boom

8. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Thanks Samsung

9. Fona13A unregistered

Yeah this would have been barely amusing months ago.

10. KIKIA

Posts: 7; Member since: May 06, 2016

knife-proof and sword-proof smartphone : some guys try to cut OUKITEL U15 PRO and another 4 different smartphons with the real knife, Samurai Sword and Samurai Long Sword. Amazing!

12. Tanii

Posts: 132; Member since: Apr 30, 2015

what are the dimensions? what's the weight of this device?

13. tangbunna

Posts: 491; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

sh!t proof

14. truthwins unregistered

But is it lag proof

15. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

That is not how explosions work, if you cover what is exploding (battery in this reference), what you get is shrapnel.

16. jazzdglass

Posts: 8; Member since: Jul 02, 2012

Add shrapnel proof to the list

17. mixedfish

Posts: 1567; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

Lol explosion cover on a phone is a bit like including parachutes on a commercial airline. It sends the wrong message.

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