Elephone P7000 customers told they may not get IMX214 main camera

Elephone have posted on their reservation page for the P7000 that some phones will not ship with the Sony IMX214 announced in official specifications. Keep reading for more info.

The Elephone P7000 has been on a special pre-sale since Saturday. During the special event customers have the change to receive an ‘Ele code’ so that they can buy the new device at a bargain $159.99 in May.

At such a low price, and with such high specifications (including MT6752 processor, 3GB RAM, 5.5 FHD display, Fingerprint scanner etc) the reservations are going strong with lot’s of hopeful customers.

But customers should be aware of one change in the specification for this early batch of phones. On the reservation page Elephone have posted a note that this first batch of P7000 will not ship with a Sony IMX214 main sensor but instead the Sony IMX135.

Elephone say that stock of the IMX214 could not be replenished in time for the launch (understandable with so many other companies now offering this camera) so have had to make a switch for the IMX135 in the meantime.

Some Elephone P7000 hopefuls have been disappointed by the news, while others have praised Elephone for their honesty. In our opinion the P7000 with IMX135 is still a great deal at $159.99, and its good to see Elephone ensure customers know exactly what they are buying.

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