Elephone has released a new smartphone, the Elephone U2, and the device will be available from AliExpress for only $189.99 (30-percent off) starting on June 9 (4GB RAM model). This is a special price tag for the device, and the device will be available at that price until June 13, when its price tag will revert back to $219.99.
In addition to announcing the phone's availability and price tag, Elephone also announced a giveaway for this device. That promotion had started yesterday, and it will be active until July 5 at 8PM (GMT+8). The company simply said that "winners are going to receive the Elephone U2 for free", we're not sure how many units will Elephone give away. If you'd like to enter this giveaway, a link for that is included below the article.
The Elephone U2 is a nice-looking phone, that's for sure. The device seems to be made out of metal and glass, while it comes with a pop-up camera system. Unlike most pop-up smartphone camera systems in the market, the Elephone U2 comes with two pop-up cameras, 16 and 2-megapixel ones. The company claims that the pop-up camera system has been stress-tested, and that it can handle being used 300,000 times.
The device includes three cameras on the back, 16-megapixel (f/1.6 aperture), 5-megapixel, and 2-megapixel units. Those three cameras are included in the top-left corner of the phone's back side, and they are vertically-aligned. A dual-LED, dual-tone flash sits right below those cameras, and the company's logo is also included on the back of the phone.
The device includes rather thin bezels on the front, the bezels are a bit thicker than the renders may indicate, but its bezels are proportional on all sides. The phone's display features rounded display corners, and the back side of the phone is curved on the sides.
The phone features a 6.26-inch fullHD+ (2280 x 1080) InCell display, 4GB / 6GB of RAM and 64GB / 128GB of internal storage. A 3,250mAh battery is also a part of the package, and that battery is not removable.
The phone includes two SIM card slots (2x nano SIM), while Android 9 Pie comes pre-installed out of the box. MediaTek's Helio P70 64-bit octa-core processor fuels this smartphone, and that is one of the company's best mid-range processors.
The phone is also equipped with Bluetooth 4.2, and it supports 4G LTE connectivity. A USB Type-C port is included on the bottom of the device, and the device includes a side-facing fingerprint scanner… a regular, capacitive fingerprint scanner.
The device will be discounted starting on June 9, and if you're interested, we've included a purchase link down below. If you'd like to participate in the company's giveaway, a link for that has been included down below as well.