The Elephone U and U Pro are finally up for pre-order, you can now get them from GearBest. Now, if you’re fast enough, you can grab the company’s general discount which applies for the first 1,000 units only, as part of the discount, the Elephone U and U Pro will set you back only $349 and $419, respectively. Now, if you're still thinking about it, and don't manage to be amongst the first 1,000 customers, we do have coupons for you which will let you grab a discount on both phones, but it's not as high of a discount as the one GearBest is offering directly. With the coupon codes that are available down below, you'll be able to pre-order the Elephone U for $365, while you will be able to grab the Elephone U Pro for $435, if you do the same. Having said that, these two phones actually look identical, but they’re different in terms of specifications, read on.
The Elephone U and U Pro are made out of metal and glass, they sport curved glass on the back, and a dual camera setup as well. Below those two cameras, you will notice a fingerprint scanner, while the company’s logo also sits on the back of both phones. Both devices actually come with a 5.99-inch fullHD+ (2160 x 1080) flexible AMOLED display, which is curved on the sides, similar as on the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. Both phones sport really thin bezels, their side bezels are almost non-existent, while the top and bottom bezels are really thin. Both smartphones also feature 6GB of RAM and 128GB of native storage, and it seems like both of those are provided by Samsung. On the back of the Elephone U and U Pro, you will be able to find two 13-megapixel shooters which are boosted by ArcSoft’s algorithm which is supposed to boost camera performance on both phones. Facial recognition technology is also included on both smartphones, and it uses a front-facing camera in order to function.
The Elephone U is fueled by the Helio P23 64-bit octa-core SoC, which is MediaTek’s mid-range SoC, while the device also packs in a 3,620mAh non-removable battery. The Elephone U Pro, on the other hand, is fueled by the Snapdragon 660 64-bit octa-core processor by Qualcomm, and it comes with a 3,550mAh non-removable battery. The Elephone U Pro does support wireless charging, NFC and it comes with Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box, while the Elephone U does not support wireless charging, does not have an NFC chip, and it ships with Android 7.1 Nougat, though it will be updated to Android 8.0 Oreo in the near future. If you are interested in either of the two phones, you can find pre-order links down below, along with the aforementioned coupon codes.