Elephone has managed to get under the spotlight as of late. This China-based smartphone manufacturer has released the very affordable and yet sleek looking and well-specced Elephone P7000 handset lately, and they’re going to release their flagship devices soon, one of which will allegedly offer dual boot (Android Lollipop + Windows 10). That should be more than enough for more people to notice them considering Elephone isn’t exactly that well-known outside of China at the moment, but they do ship their devices worldwide through various resellers.
That being said, Elephone will soon launch the P8000 handset, which is yet another solid offering by the company. One of the main selling points of this device is its MediaTek’s MT6753 64-bit octa-core SoC, but not because of its incredible performance (even though it’s a solid SoC), but because it supports ‘Worldmode LTE’. The MT6753 processor is actually very similar to the MT6752 chip, but a bit underclocked, it runs at 1.5GHz. This is not the only selling point of this device, not by a long shot. The P8000 actually offers really decent specifications and doesn’t cost all that much at all.
The Elephone P8000 features a 5.5-inch 1080p (1920 x 1080) display along with 3GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. This handset is powered by the aforementioned MT6753 SoC and it will ship with a 4,200mAh battery, which is also commendable. The 13-megapixel camera is located on the back of this handset, and a 5-megapixel snapper is available up front. This handset will also offer the rear-facing fingerprint scanner, and as mentioned before, the ‘Worldmode LTE’ support will be on board as well. This handset will ship with Android 5.0 Lollipop pre-installed with some additions by Elephone. Another thing to keep in mind is that this handset is made out of metal, and it offers a very sleek design, as you can see in the provided images.
This handset is a slightly improved variant of the P7000 device. The P7000 costs around $200, depending on the reseller, and according to the source, the P8000 will be even more cheaper. This handset will cost only $209.99 once it launches, at least according to Neowin.