While Elephone might not be among the first Chinese smartphone manufacturers that come to mind, they have been making a lot of phones recently, some of them sporting high-end specifications like the P8000 soon to be released. This phone includes a 5.5-inch Full HD IPS display and a 64-bit octa-core MediaTek processor with 3 GB of RAM. The 13-megapixel sensor of its main camera is made by Samsung and the one in the front is a 5-megapixel one. Its construction includes a metallic frame and there’s a fingerprint sensor on the back to unlock the phone and it might be set up so that it is required to open any app, the integrated battery has the large capacity of 4164mAh and it can be charged in just 90 minutes. The most interesting part of this phone is that it costs $209.99 and it can get even cheaper when using a coupon.
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The P8000 was a small upgrade compared to its predecessor, but its successor called P9000 seems to be a more solid upgrade. First of all, this new phone will be among the first ones to use the MediaTek Helio X20 processor clocked at 2.0 GHz, which features 10 cores and it has outperformed the competition in benchmark tests. The IPS screen still measures 5.5 inches in its diagonal and keeps a Full HD resolution, but the amount of RAM has been upgraded to 4GB. Its internal memory has also increased to 32 GB and it’s expandable by Micro SD cards. The cameras both feature more resolutions, in the back a 20.7-megapixel Sony sensor will be found and an 8-megapixel camera is located in the front. The battery has a capacity of 3,100 mAh, but it is removable this time around.
The dimensions of the handset are 152.6 x 76.2 x 8 mm, so it is a little more compact than its predecessor and a little thinner. The price of the P9000 is marked at $499.99 being a little more expensive than expected, but the hardware might get upgraded to make it worth it, perhaps more metal will be used in its construction and a more durable glass could cover the screen. The release date is set to October 20th, a little earlier than expected by the company behind the processor.