The Affordable Elephone S2 And S2 Plus Will Launch Soon

May 27, 2015 - Written By Kristijan Lucic

Elephone is not exactly the best known Chinese smartphone manufacturer in the world, but the company is slowly, but surely making a name for themselves. Elephone has been around since 2006, and has been making smartphones for quite some time now. The company was making low and mid-range Android devices for a long time, but that’s not the case any longer. Elephone actually dabbles in the high-end territory, and their devices are usually made out of metallic materials, and very well built. The recently announced Elephone P7000, the announced P8000 and the upcoming Vowney flagship(s) only prove Elephone’s appetite to succeed.

That being said, the company has prepared two additional devices, the Elephone S2 and Elephone S2 Plus. These two handset are currently listed on the company’s website (source link down below), and these are actually very solid mid-range offerings. The Elephone S2 features a 5-inch 720p (1280 x 720) display along with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage (expandable up to 32GB). This handset is powered MediaTek’s MT6735 64-bit quad-core processor which ships with a Mali-T720 GPU for graphics. The 13-megapixel camera is available on the back of this handset, while you’ll find a 2-megapixel shooter on its front side. This is a dual SIM handset, which does offer 4G LTE connectivity (band 1/3/7/20), while a 2,100mAh non-removable battery is also a part of this package. The device measures 143 x 70 x 6.8mm.

The Elephone S2 Plus, on the other hand, is basically a bigger variant of the S2. These two handset do share a lot of the specs, but there are some differences. The two devices are powered by the same SoC, sport the same amount of RAM, Internal storage and camera sensors. The S2 Plus will, however, ship with a somewhat bigger 2,600mAh battery, and features a bigger 5.5-inch 720p (1280 x 720) display up front. This is also a dual SIM handset and it offers 4G LTE connectivity (band 1/3/7/20). The Elephone S2 Plus measures 153 x 77 x 6.9mm. Both of these handsets will ship with Android 5.1 Lollipop pre-installed.

The Elephone S2 will be priced at $159.99, while the S2 Plus will set you back $169.99 should you choose to purchase it. The two devices will be available for pre-order on June 5th, and will be released on June 18th, stay tuned.