Yet another Elephone device goes on pre-sale, the Elephone G9

If there’s one Elephone device that you’ve probably been hearing quite a lot of, it wuld be the MT6752 powered P7000, which is in pre-order status in most places.

Another phone, which is in stark contrast to the blitz of the P7000 just went on pre-sale in the form of the Elephone G9. You might have heard about this phone from a GizChina post from a few days back, but if you didn’t, allow me tell you more.


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The G9 is a very affordable MediaTek MT6735M powered phone with LTE. In fact, Elephone emphasize the fact that it is affordable by telling us that it costs as much as a usual WiFi router (check the product page here). The phone has a 4.5-inch display with an FWVGA resolution (almost got the abbreviation wrong, its been a while since I typed that), the aforementioned MT6735M LTE-enabled MediaTek SoC, 1GB RAM, 8GB on-board storage and a 1750mAh battery.

What’s cool is that it runs Android 5.1 out of the box (according to the listing). It also has an 8 mega-pixel rear camera and a 2 mega-pixel front. This phone might ring a bell in your mind if you’ve seen Motorola Moto phones (specifically the Moto G) in the past…

From the looks of it, the G9 will be available in a variety of colours… with the coloured part being the rear casing of the device. Pricing is very attractive at just $84.99.

Elephone have turned out to be footage hoggers in the past month or so. Is it a case of more hype than substance, or do you think otherwise? Let us know!

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  1. May 16, 2015

    Yet another Elephone device … PHEW!!!

  2. Ulti
    May 16, 2015

    Yada yada another Elephone bla bla. Have they actually improved their build quality/ROM/software support?

  3. realjjj
    May 16, 2015

    You forgot to mention the price in the article, kinda matters.

  4. Aa
    May 16, 2015

    If battery was around 2200 mAh and resolution 960×540 or 1280×720, this would be interesting device. For basic phone functions and social networks you don’t need higher spec. And this would be cool for people who seek for smaller displays. I think 4,5-5,0 inches is perfect (although I have big hand and I am tall).

  5. David Košič
    May 16, 2015

    Is it just me or does it seem that most of elephone phones are on pre-sale rather than actually being on sale.

  6. May 16, 2015

    The price of the Elephone G9 is $84.99.

  7. G'n'T
    May 16, 2015

    Looking forward to next week’s new Elephone release the P1000000.

  8. libranto
    May 16, 2015

    Before I change my socks, Elephone released a fresh phone 🙂

  9. Chickens
    May 16, 2015

    What about the Elephone S2, it also started presale

  10. Ruby
    May 17, 2015

    “… more hype than substance” Yash, you hit the nail on the head!
    Elephone’s Tagline: “There’s a western fool born every minute – and we have a model for every one of them!”
    The rumor is that more P8 USB replacement boards were sold than actual phones!

  11. Steven Fox
    May 17, 2015

    In other breaking news “it might rain today” 🙂

  12. balcobomber25
    May 17, 2015

    If I wanted a budget phone I would rather wait for the TCL ONO, this thing is ugly and that display is horrible for 2015.

    • Meerk4t
      June 4, 2015

      What will you recommend me for sub 100$ smartphone with 4G support?

      • balcobomber25
        June 5, 2015

        What country do you live in?

        • Meerk4t
          June 6, 2015

          I live in Republic of Georgia (LTE B3 support) and I buy smartphones from aliexpress, I have only 130$

          • balcobomber25
            June 6, 2015

            My favorite phones in that price range:

            1. Elephone G2 – around $95 online
            2. Xiaomi Redmi 2 – $120-$130
            3. Moto G – $118 (only a 3G phone but one of the best phones in this price range)

            • Meerk4t
              June 6, 2015

              What do you think about Lenovo K30-W? And if increase price range from $130 to $150 what would you recommend to me?

            • balcobomber25
              June 6, 2015

              That all depends besides LTE what features do you want. At around 150 there are a lot more options.