Exclusive: First real MT6795 Elephone Vowney photos emerge


Elephone have been good enough to said us exclusive first photo of their upcoming Elephone Vowney phone.

Previously this device and its Windows 10 counterpart were simply know as Version A and Version B. The official name for them (or at least the Android version of the phone) is the Elephone Vowney and we are lucky enough to have the first real photos of the phone.

The Vowney is scheduled to launch on 20th June, as long as everything goes to plan, and with a 2K display, 4GB RAM, 20.7 mega-pixel pain camera and the option to run Cyanogen12 or stock Android 5.1 Lollipop it is already turning some heads.

Other details of this flagship phone include 32GB internal memory, a generous 3800mAh battery, 8 mega-pixel front camera and powerful Mediatek MT6795 chipset.

Elephone haven’t revealed the official retail price of the phone just yet, but we have seen resellers list the device at $329.99 (we think it will be a little less).

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72 Comments

  1. balcobomber25
    May 15, 2015

    Looks nice but I question the timing of it. They just released their “annual flagship” the P7000 and less than a month later are launching a new flagship? Seems like this announcement will cannibalize the P7000’s sales.

    • Muhammad Yasir
      May 15, 2015

      ikr …

    • Noname1919
      May 15, 2015

      Flagship of the month!

      • claymore
        May 15, 2015

        Haha good one!

      • Yeti hand
        May 15, 2015

        of the week!!

    • Riccardo Benzoni
      May 15, 2015

      sometimes they do these odd things, like when p3000s (mt6592) was released and mt6752 version was announced just a couple of weeks later.

  2. Adam Irvine
    May 15, 2015

    Wow! Another Elephone! This is slowly becoming just a news feed for Elephone it seems!?

    (Joking, but I do find it strange how fast Elephone rip through their models…)

  3. May 15, 2015

    Interesting. We are getting to the point where good spec’d phones will get to the common masses.
    “Apple, Samsund and co., take note”.

    • ruudjo
      May 15, 2015

      Perhaps potential buyers are still looking for the right catch. And with all the new Mediatek processor info off late, it is difficult for suppliers to assemble a phone which will will appeal to the customer for, let’s say, the next three month’s. According to me it will give plenty of space to “Crazy Thursday Sales” like iOcean .

  4. Christo
    May 15, 2015

    Goddam Wow, looks real Premium!

  5. Mateusz Jasiński
    May 15, 2015

    Kind of nice phone but why they can’t get rid of those thick black bezels. Thin white top and bottom of the screen and around it there are thick black bezels … What a pity. Why insert 2K? FHD is fully enough.

    • Noname1919
      May 15, 2015

      Black front would be superb! No bezels

  6. Noname1919
    May 15, 2015

    Should i cancel my 159 p7000?

    • Greg
      May 15, 2015

      You are ordering one to Europe ? Maybe I can buy it from you 🙂 What colour did you order?

    • MaxPower
      May 15, 2015

      I would stick with the p7000

  7. AHappyKoalaBear
    May 15, 2015

    fuck those black bars, at least make the phone all black…

  8. George
    May 15, 2015

    Squared chasis is so old school…

  9. realjjj
    May 15, 2015

    A bit offtopic but you guys are yet to notice the MT6755 info.
    8xA53 at 2GHz with Cat 6 LTE and 2x20carrier aggregation arriving in Q4. So just an upgraded 6752 but significant enough.

  10. Owsley_66
    May 15, 2015

    Based on the specs here: http://www.devicespecifications.com/en there’s a chance this could get 4G in the U.S. but those specs aren’t always correct. The only way to know is to get the phone and then go into engineer mode to check frequencies, which really ought to be a standard part of any review here…please.

    If I were in the market for a new phone right now, and I’m not, I’d be more inclined toward the 4gb Zenfone 2 because I know it gets 4G in the U.S. and is priced about the same as the rumored price of the Vowney.

  11. balcobomber25
    May 15, 2015

    Looks nice but I question the timing of it. They just released their “annual flagship” the P7000 and less than a month later are launching a new flagship? Seems like this announcement will cannibalize the P7000’s sales.

    • Guest
      May 15, 2015

      ikr …

    • Guest
      May 15, 2015

      This comment was deleted.

    • Riccardo Benzoni
      May 15, 2015

      sometimes they do these odd things, like when p3000s (mt6592) was released and mt6752 version was announced just a couple of weeks later.

    • Guest
      May 15, 2015

      Haha good one!

    • Yeti hand
      May 16, 2015

      of the week!!

  12. Adam Irvine
    May 15, 2015

    Wow! Another Elephone! This is slowly becoming just a news feed for Elephone it seems!?

    (Joking, but I do find it strange how fast Elephone rip through their models…)

  13. memo
    May 15, 2015

    Pain-main

  14. MaxPower
    May 15, 2015

    19 flagships and counting

  15. Mobyspace
    May 15, 2015

    Interesting. We are getting to the point where good spec’d phones will get to the common masses.
    “Apple, Samsund and co., take note”.

    • ruudjo
      May 15, 2015

      Perhaps potential buyers are still looking for the right catch. And with all the new Mediatek processor info off late, it is difficult for suppliers to assemble a phone which will will appeal to the customer for, let’s say, the next three month’s. According to me it will give plenty of space to “Crazy Thursday Sales” like iOcean .

  16. Christo
    May 15, 2015

    Goddam Wow, looks real Premium!

  17. Mateusz Jasiński
    May 15, 2015

    Kind of nice phone but why they can’t get rid of those thick black bezels. Thin white top and bottom of the screen and around it there are thick black bezels … What a pity. Why insert 2K? FHD is fully enough.

  18. sam
    May 15, 2015

    I must say, that I’m really impressed with the rate Elephone are banging out these new model’s. Apple’s rate of progression is embarrassing by comparison. I heard some where that in eastern business thinking success is measured more exclusively in units shifted rather than share price (which can be manipulated), if that’s the case then releasing newer models at a higher rate would make sense. I just wish the western world woke up to Apple’s criminality with their deliberately limited iphone that has to use shitty itunes, and its way, way over priced for what it is. Its upsetting to know that Apple is making so much money in China when is true value only amounts to nothing more than a novelty….

  19. KS
    May 15, 2015

    Oh boy…here we go again. Gotta hand it to the handset churning machine, Elephone. Bravo!!

  20. Guest
    May 15, 2015

    This comment was deleted.

    • Greg
      May 15, 2015

      You are ordering one to Europe ? Maybe I can buy it from you 🙂 What colour did you order?

    • MaxPower
      May 15, 2015

      I would stick with the p7000

  21. AHappyKoalaBear
    May 15, 2015

    fuck those black bars, at least make the phone all black…

  22. Michel
    May 15, 2015

    Isn’t that the p8000 ?

  23. George
    May 15, 2015

    Squared chasis is so old school…

  24. realjjj
    May 15, 2015

    A bit offtopic but you guys are yet to notice the MT6755 info.
    8xA53 at 2GHz with Cat 6 LTE and 2x20carrier aggregation arriving in Q4. So just an upgraded 6752 but significant enough.

  25. Tizz
    May 15, 2015

    This is really interesting and the price isn’t bad either, i love that 3800 mAh battery!

  26. alen
    May 15, 2015

    too many models = low/none software support. My Xiaomi Mi3W is still based on kitkat 4.4. It looks like Xiaomi is going downhill with software support. LG G2 (which is another 2013 phone) already have lollipop 5.0 and soon it will get lollipop 5.1. Why Elepehone and other chinese companys don’t actively support their flagship phones with new versions of android. I was waiting for Mi 5 for my next phone but now I’m disappointed, MIUI still gets minor updates every week but updates that we all want are missing. Soon Google will announce Android M and how many chinese flagship phones from 2013 have lollipop. Damn chinese manufacturers, why they don’t copy apple/samsung/lg/sony flagship software support policies

    • claymore
      May 15, 2015

      MediaTek is really bad when it comes to releasing/supplying sources plus most of it has stupid copyright tags. So they’re the first one to blame. Second: software support costs money whereas releasing a new device every month or so makes money. Do the math… In a fast growing market you get 10 new potential customers for every disappointed buyer. Why bothering?

      • alen
        May 16, 2015

        I understand math but this is bad policy. Customers will sooner or later label Xiaomi (and other companies which do not give software updates) as second tier companies which are good only for low cost phones. Personally I do not want to spend $500+ for Xiaomi (or Elephone) knowing that I will not get android updates. This is OK for sub $200 phones but if you want to play in major league satisfied customer is very important.

    • Cpaun
      May 16, 2015

      I agree, I have a Mi Note and still stuck on 4.4.

  27. Owsley_66
    May 15, 2015

    Based on the specs here: http://www.devicespecifications.com/en there’s a chance this could get 4G in the U.S. but those specs aren’t always correct. The only way to know is to get the phone and then go into engineer mode to check frequencies, which really ought to be a standard part of any review here…please.

    If I were in the market for a new phone right now, and I’m not, I’d be more inclined toward the 4gb Zenfone 2 because I know it gets 4G in the U.S. and is priced about the same as the rumored price of the Vowney.

  28. Guest
    May 15, 2015

    Pain-main

  29. MaxPower
    May 15, 2015

    19 flagships and counting

  30. Guest
    May 15, 2015

    I must say, that I’m really impressed with the rate Elephone are banging out these new model’s. Apple’s rate of progression is embarrassing by comparison. I heard some where that in eastern business thinking success is measured more exclusively in units shifted rather than share price (which can be manipulated), if that’s the case then releasing newer models at a higher rate would make sense. I just wish the western world woke up to Apple’s criminality with their deliberately limited iphone that has to use shitty itunes, and its way, way over priced for what it is. Its upsetting to know that Apple is making so much money in China when is true value only amounts to nothing more than a novelty….

  31. Guest
    May 15, 2015

    Oh boy…here we go again. Gotta hand it to the handset churning machine, Elephone. Bravo!!

  32. Guest
    May 15, 2015

    Isn’t that the p8000 ?

  33. Tizz
    May 15, 2015

    This is really interesting and the price isn’t bad either, i love that 3800 mAh battery!

  34. alen
    May 15, 2015

    too many models = low/none software support. My Xiaomi Mi3W is still based on kitkat 4.4. It looks like Xiaomi is going downhill with software support. LG G2 (which is another 2013 phone) already have lollipop 5.0 and soon it will get lollipop 5.1. Why Elepehone and other chinese companys don’t actively support their flagship phones with new versions of android. I was waiting for Mi 5 for my next phone but now I’m disappointed, MIUI still gets minor updates every week but updates that we all want are missing. Soon Google will announce Android M and how many chinese flagship phones from 2013 have lollipop. Damn chinese manufacturers, why they don’t copy apple/samsung/lg/sony flagship software support policies

    • Guest
      May 15, 2015

      MediaTek is really bad when it comes to releasing/supplying sources plus most of it has stupid copyright tags. So they’re the first one to blame. Second: software support costs money whereas releasing a new device every month or so makes money. Do the math… In a fast growing market you get 10 new potential customers for every disappointed buyer. Why bothering?

    • Cpaun
      May 16, 2015

      I agree, I have a Mi Note and still stuck on 4.4.

    • alen
      May 16, 2015

      I understand math but this is bad policy. Customers will sooner or later label Xiaomi (and other companies which do not give software updates) as second tier companies which are good only for low cost phones. Personally I do not want to spend $500+ for Xiaomi (or Elephone) knowing that I will not get android updates. This is OK for sub $200 phones but if you want to play in major league satisfied customer is very important.

  35. Rocco
    May 16, 2015

    Looks like Andi is being sponsored by Elephone as their official spokesman. Andi are you sure there any payments involved from elephone to you for all the recent elephone publicity on this site, new presale codes etc?

    A new flagship will screw the price of the P7000 hence Elephone trying to cash in now with the hype.

    Also the black bars around the screen are still backward with the likes of ZTE Nubia going completely bezless and end to end screening.

  36. Guest
    May 16, 2015

    Looks like Andi is being sponsored by Elephone as their official spokesman. Andi are you sure there any payments involved from elephone to you for all the recent elephone publicity on this site, new presale codes etc?

    A new flagship will screw the price of the P7000 hence Elephone trying to cash in now with the hype.

    Also the black bars around the screen are still backward with the likes of ZTE Nubia going completely bezless and end to end screening.

  37. itZoM™
    May 17, 2015

    Win 10 on MTK?

  38. itZoM™
    May 17, 2015

    Win 10 on MTK?

  39. Yasin
    May 18, 2015

    The big black bars are ruining the phone.. waste of screen size. It reminds me of HTC same black big black bars ugh!.

  40. Guest
    May 19, 2015

    The big black bars are ruining the phone.. waste of screen size. It reminds me of HTC same black big black bars ugh!.

  41. jsbless
    May 20, 2015

    WHAT THE ****? Another new phone? they sell phones so dramatically 🙁

  42. jsbless
    May 20, 2015

    WHAT THE ****? Another new phone? they sell phones so dramatically 🙁

  43. jsbless
    May 20, 2015

    WHAT THE ****? Another new phone? they sell phones so dramatically 🙁

  44. E8hffff
    May 20, 2015

    Finally someone brings out a MT6795 phone

  45. E8hffff
    May 20, 2015

    Finally someone brings out a MT6795 phone

  46. WaxerUK
    June 26, 2015

    This one seems the best spec out there, seeing as it was released 6 days ago, any reviews??

    • E8hffff
      July 10, 2015

      Its release date is the 20th of August.

  47. WaxerUK
    June 26, 2015

    This one seems the best spec out there, seeing as it was released 6 days ago, any reviews??

    • E8hffff
      July 10, 2015

      Its release date is the 20th of August.