Elephone have fallen in to the old trap of leaking to early. After learning a lot about the upcoming Elephone P7000 is looks like the 64bit phone won’t release until May.
We’ve learned plenty about the Elephone P7000, in fact we know all it’s hardware specifications and even know what the phone will look like once it goes on sale. As a recap here are the feature highlights of the phone:
- 5.5-inch 1080 display,
- 64bit MT6752 SoC,
- 3GB RAM,
- Dual SIM,
- 3450mAh battery,
- Fingerprint reader,
On paper the P7000 sounds fantastic and if Elephone can launch the phone at their target price of $200 then it is really going to upset the JiaYu S3 and iOcean MT6752. In fact it is this promised low-price which we believe might be one of the factors that is delaying production of the phone.
While larger companies such as Xiaomi can afford to make minimal profit on phones at launch and earn more over time as component costs drop, Elephone and smaller phone makers are sometimes forced to wait for hardware prices to drop first.
At $200 the P7000 would cost as much as the JiaYu S3 with the addition of a larger battery and fingerprint reader, and would be as much as $50 less than the iOcean MT6752 Rock!
Are you happy with this longer than expected wait to ensure a low price, or are you willing to pay extra to get the phone on the market right away?