Still not got your P7000? Don’t worry the Elephone P8000 is coming!


It was back in February when we first hear about the Elephone P8000, what looked as just one promise, turns in reality, and it’s coming soon. Debuting the MT6753.

Elephone seems to never lose shape when it comes to leaks or announcements and although we originally saw the P8000 at the start of the year it is normal (for Elephone at least) that the phone has disappeared from news until now. 

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It’s really a big surprise that at a time when the company is busy with the launch and early sales of P7000, is already prepared to launch a new flagship, and perhaps, as the name P8000 suggests, possible successor of their P7000. Despite the controversies, it seems justified in the specifications adopted for the P8000.

The Elephone P8000 loads up to similar specifications with the P7000, the 5.5-inch 1080p screen, 3GB of Ram and 16GB of Onboard Storage running the Android 5.0. Theres also an 13MP shooter on the back, possibly the same Sony IMX214, 5MP front-facing camera and even a rear fingerprint scanner. The three big differences are given by the device design, a 4200mAh battery, and the choice of the SoC that gives power of the device, the MT6753.

The MT6753 for those unaware, is an clocked down version of the MT6752, which uses the 1.5GHz clock and a different GPU, but in counterpart offers the great advantage of World-Mode LTE. Making perhaps the Elephone P8000 a more attractive choice for those who want LTE coverage, but do not have their bands covered by the MT6752.

The 4200mAh is another big update for those who are not content with the battery of 3450mAh inside the P7000, and this should count in favor of the device, since is something much acclaimed by consumers and a wrong choice in the battery size can ruin the rest of the device for most users.

There no details on when the Elephone P8000 will be available for sale, probably sometime in the next quarter, but sources already indicates the price of the device at around $209.99.

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50 Comments

  1. iKosh
    May 21, 2015

    Those who ordered the P7000 are still waiting for their devices but it’s already outdated.
    By the way Elephant is going to have trouble with ZTE because of the halo button.

  2. Christo
    May 21, 2015

    They should’ve stuck with the round finger print scanner on the back. Don’t like the square shape.

  3. Darevintage
    May 21, 2015

    Elephone is planning something that I suspect will boomerang later. Better looking device by the way

  4. Damkey
    May 21, 2015

    Elephone just keeps on throwing out phones with little to no support at all.
    Their forums is filled with unhappy costumers.

    Stay away and buy from a company that actually tries to deal with bugs and updates.

  5. yuaan rai
    May 21, 2015

    But i heard that the p8000 will come with only hd screen.

  6. Mateusz Jasiński
    May 21, 2015

    Please turn the screen on, I would like to see those black thick bezels. MT6753?!?! are you kidding me??? They should put MT6795!!!

    • European Citizen
      May 21, 2015

      I guess they’re leaving MTK6795 for the “annual” flagship of the next month 😉
      Pozdrawiam!

    • xteamchinax
      May 22, 2015

      MT6795 is already coming in the 2k display Vowney ?

  7. xteamchinax
    May 21, 2015

    A better headline would be: “HAS ANYONE AT ALL GOT THEIR P7000? Don’t worry, a slightly under clocked variant with different GPU but global LTE is coming soon.”

    Don’t worry people. Your new P7000 won’t be obsolete that fast, even when the Vowney drops for the 2K fanboys haha. Cant wait for my P7000.

    • hans
      May 21, 2015

      I had a look at the 160$ sale yesterday and halve off the shops the servers closed down before the sale and the rest had no stock before you could click on, for me that is one of the biggest scams i came across out of china in any civilised country, something like that would be called criminal
      P.s. seen a youtube clip about the gps on the p7000, after 3 min it showed one satellite, looks like gps is absolutely crapy on it

      • xteamchinax
        May 21, 2015

        Pretty sure the $159 promotion is only hype creation as very very very few people will actually receive the ELECODE for that price. Borderline deceptive, yeah…but I wanted the p7000 from the very beginning even at the full price, and I can understand how people are frustrated to say the least.

        Also, pretty sure that was the Bloomberg Mikki GPS test video. I really hope he had an early model, or not a properly tuned GPS (epo, fastergps, etc). Bummer if GPS was weak, but even though I’m sure there are fixes out there, I rarely use gps. I want this phone for the 64-bit and GPU upgrade, the touchID, and the design. But the damn mediatek GPS issue should not still be an issue in 2015. Why? ?

        • Subodh Poudel
          May 21, 2015

          I have one elephone p7000 at 159.99 price added to cart on my aliexpress.i already bought another. So if u want it i am ready to sell for $20.i will give u my login n password and u can pay for elephone n get it. All u need to do is send me $20in paypal. Anyone willing can contact me in nepalisubodh@gmail.com.

          • hans
            May 21, 2015

            not a bad cut , if a 1000 people send you the 20$

            • Subodh Poudel
              May 21, 2015

              I only hav one piece nt 1000 pieces

        • balcobomber25
          May 21, 2015

          I got an ELE code so I can’t quite agree that is deception. But I do agree it was shady the way they handled it.

          • xteamchinax
            May 22, 2015

            You’re one of the lucky ones! 🙂 Can you use it any reseller or must you use a specific seller (such as Elephone official Aliexpress store?) Will you receive priority or will they send other preorders before elecode orders? Would be awesome to have elecode, place order, and they ship it right away. ?

            • balcobomber25
              May 23, 2015

              I used mine at 1949deal, delivery is expected around 30 May.

  8. Steven Fox
    May 21, 2015

    Thank God, some Elephone news. I thought you guys died or something:D

    • May 22, 2015

      And another phone comes with Fingerprint scanner…

      I won’t pay a single cent for that shit, better stick a better 16Mpx cam instead of wasting time and money implementing things that only add weight, eat battery and are not functional.

      I will play devils lawyer… smartphone manufacturers should stick to what they know. And Android should do their homework and implement ways of updating the OS without the need of OEMs intervention.

      Learn from Microsoft!!!

      I installed Win10 on a crappy intel dual core of 2003, then Google can’t even update their 2010 Galaxy Nexus up to KitKat…

  9. Adam Irvine
    May 21, 2015

    Much much better looking, they should have started with that design for the p7000!

  10. Rahul Bikoholic
    May 21, 2015

    Elephone p8000 is having 5.5 inch 720p HD Display…NOT 1080p FULL HD screen…

    • balcobomber25
      May 21, 2015

      Source? Everyone else is reporting it’s 1080p.

    • Marco Lancaster
      May 21, 2015

      Elephone says 1080p, also would be pointless to charge as much on a HD phone…

  11. Chris
    May 21, 2015

    With the speed they churn out new devices it makes you wonder..
    -Do they develop them in house or are they OEM models ?
    -How much effort do they put in the design, testing and OS of each phone?
    -Do they even have time for support after the release?

    By the way, for the flash sale I read on one of their reseller websites they would have just TWO phones for the flash price each wednesday.
    Hahaha 🙂
    “1 Gazillion Elecodes reserved”, yes and probalby just 1000 phones to divide among those codes…

    • Xalis
      May 21, 2015

      It seems that they just pick OEM phones.
      Little to none.
      Check their forum, there is your answer.

      Mmm Gearbest is offering 50, 2 phones seems unrealistic.

      There is 3 small companies that I kind of like:

      Doogee:
      Good software – regular updates to most of their phones that “kind” of fix the problems, so it takes them 1-3 updates to fix some bugs
      Regular build quality in most of their phones, shit quality in some (screens cracking by them selves, or white spots in some screens if you apply too much pressure, actually kite a lot pressure)

      Cubot:
      Good launch software – little to no updates but the launch software is usually bug free
      Good build quality
      (They used to have my favorite sub sub $150 dollars phone the Cubot S168, now that spots belongs to the Mlais M52, but still the S168 cost half)

      Elephone:
      Regular software – don’t expect critical bugs to be fixed, wait for reviews before buying, they don’t have the time to bug fix their 294720342 phones.
      Nice specs for the price
      Regular build quality – their touch screens are still shit tier in my opinion, and they degrade.

      Used to like THL, but they like no existent in 2015 and the THL T6 Pro was a disaster, that thing reboots for no reason all the time and they never bothered to try to fix it, they just released a new version and forgot about the old one with the reboots problem.

      • balcobomber25
        May 21, 2015

        Doogee has very good built quality they just use really cheap components on the inside and their customer service is non existent. If they can upgrade those two things they could become a good company. But they have a long way to go.

        THL used to be one of my favorite brands but I haven’t liked their past few models. The 2015 I am still open too, I actually love the styling of it and I have heard some good comments about it.

    • balcobomber25
      May 21, 2015

      They are most likely using an ODM for their phones. There is no way they could have an entire in house design team that can churn out phones this quickly. An ODM is similar to an OEM, the main difference is ODM designs the phones, OEM’s build them. Many OEM’s have an in house ODM team as well.

  12. KS
    May 21, 2015

    Oh wow…Elephone in the news…again! Let’s see if they will pull the Elecode stunt for the P8000. Bravo Elephone, bravo!!

  13. ianis58
    May 21, 2015

    If the screen don’t have a black border on the borders like we’ve seen on the P7000 it could be a beautiful smartphone… But as the screen isn’t on on the pics, we can’t tell right now…

    • Marco Lancaster
      May 21, 2015

      Don’t bother, still a black frame.

      • @ndy
        May 21, 2015

        Why do they feel the need to put large black frames on these phones? Ugly or what!

        • Marco Lancaster
          May 21, 2015

          People want bezeless phones, but Elephone can’t manage it, because is more expensive and gives more work to produce. So they make the black borders and white bezels, at least with the screen off, the display will look to have narrow bezels. I’m not care so much about bezels, but if they won’t manage to narrow it, I prefer to make the borders in white same color of the bezels looking a little more thicker than put the black frame.

          • @ndy
            May 21, 2015

            Yep! I’d rather the phone just have the bezels to the actual screen. Not have that black border rubbish to create the illusion that it’s almost bezel-less. It was the only thing putting me off buying the p7000. Hopefully they’ll sort it out for their next flagship the “vowney” but I’m not gonna have any hope for it.

            • Max
              May 22, 2015

              This is what is putting me off buying nearly any phone right now. But even worse than a normal black frame is the one inside the actual bezels. Ecoo E04 has this black frame, P7000 has it, same with Kingzone Z1, Doogee Ibiza F2, Jiayu G4S, Umi Hammer and many many more. It just looks cheap, badly manufactured and like a pr-cheat so they can state lower bezels on the paper…
              i’d rather have a huge “real” bezel like the Elephone P300s or the THL 2015 has.

            • @ndy
              May 22, 2015

              The ecoo’s black border bezel is much much smaller than the elephone. Almost acceptable. Barely noticeable on the blue version of the phone. But the others, well, it’s just ridiculous. I wish they’d just get rid of them and just have it as normal fascia. I’m not fussed about uber slim bezels. Especially artificial bezels these phone makers are trying to palm off on us. Mind you.. Can’t really complain as the price is so cheap :p

            • Max
              May 22, 2015

              yeah, but other brands are able to make cheap phones with no black frame… strange thing is, no one seems to care. you are one of the first to mention it. i’m hoping for the Umi Emax, but i haven’t heard good things about Umi in like forever. still looking for a phone with 5-5.5″, 64-bit octa core, 2-3GB of ram and at least (real) 3000mah battery.

            • @ndy
              May 22, 2015

              Indeed.. Other manufacturers can do it so why can’t the Chinese manufacturers put a little more effort to get rid of them. Looking at my other half iPhone 5s,even that has a black border. Not as bad as some of these though. I don’t think the Ulefone betouch had one, it’s just a shame the battery is so small and the screen is only 720p/267ppi. Hopefully they’ll release a full HD version soon!

            • Max
              May 22, 2015

              yes, yes it has. and the battery is just too low for that screen size. wouldn’t mind the hd if it is a good screen, which most of the cheap phones don’t have tho…

            • Max
              May 22, 2015

              they didn’t “sort it out”, as you can see on the official pictures…

  14. xteamchinax
    May 21, 2015

    Who actually has the Elephone P7000 or Ulefone Be Touch in stock and ready to ship?

    • balcobomber25
      May 21, 2015

      Merimobiles and 1949deal both had it in stock last time I was on their sites, which was a few days ago.

  15. overlord
    May 21, 2015

    Lower spec p7000 for more lol

  16. Fais Khan
    May 21, 2015

    Its 3 weeks since I paid for my Ulefone be touch on coolicool, Still isnt dispatched so god knows what the supply situation is what p7000 etc

    I get the feeling these OEMS dont manufacture until they get the money from orders, It would make some sort of fiscal sense but in reality its poor practice when they cant satisfy demand

  17. Director Fury
    May 22, 2015

    Yes, now P7000 also need wait. You will receive P8000 next year, don’t worry, wait

  18. GGGG
    May 22, 2015

    @faiskhan:disqus the first p7000 will only ship starting from 25.5, the phones are only on presale as of now.

  19. SPLEND1D
    May 22, 2015

    I think I’ll wait for P9000 😀

  20. chinamobil sweden
    May 23, 2015

    Does this phone have a metall alloy body????

  21. Mesterio
    May 26, 2015

    Looks beautiful, but all that glitters is not gold, especially when it has been mined by Elephone!

  22. aqua
    May 28, 2015

    Hardware key buttons? No thx.

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    June 18, 2015

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