Resellers start listing, accepting pre-orders for the Elephone P8000

“A flagship every year is passé. Think every month.” is what seems to be Elephone’s mantra for this year. The P6000 was a reasonable success, the P7000 only started shipping (most colour variants are still not available), but the company seems to have sent details and pricing info of the next-in-line flagship, aka the P8000 to resellers already.

Which is perhaps why resellers are not only listing the phone, but also taking orders. China based reseller CooliCool, for example, is accepting pre-orders of the Elephone P8000 already, for US$209.99. Almost everything about the phone has either been leaked or officially announced, so it is only a matter of time that the phone starts shipping. But pre-orders already? Have to admit, we did not see this coming.

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According to what we know about the P8000 yet, it’ll have a 4200mAh battery, a 5.5-inch 1920 x 1080p display, a 1.3GHz MediaTek MT6753 processor (same as the Meizu m2 note) along with 3GB of RAM and 16GB of ROM. The phone will feature a 7.2mm thick chassis and have a 13 mega-pixel / 5 mega-pixel front and rear camera combo. Despite the thin body, the phone is said to have a 4165mAh battery. Pretty impressive if that does happen.

According to the listing on CooliCool, the phone will start shipping towards the end of next month, so there’s a bit of waiting that you have to do.

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  1. David
    June 2, 2015

    Bit of a piss take given how many folk are still waiting for the P7000.

  2. roni24
    June 2, 2015

    why they clock the MT6753 to 1.3 but the MT6752 to 1.7 ?
    does it have heating problem ?
    if the heating is because of the LTE, then they should use a separate LTE chip.

    • Leo
      June 3, 2015

      Which of those processors are better, that’s what I want to know? Sure the P8000 has bigger battery but if the processor is worst then I rather wait for the wovey.

    • Manniefred86
      June 3, 2015

      The MT6753 is (for as far as I understand it) a clocked down version of the MT6752 with world LTE mode added.

      • Cpaun
        June 3, 2015

        They added more LTE bands, but couldn’t resist to down-clock the CPU. The GPU is weaker too. Thanks Mediatek 🙁

  3. Doolie Yeyo
    June 2, 2015

    Fix the display… those “bezels” are unnatural.

    • Cpaun
      June 3, 2015

      I agree. They look so ugly. It would be better with white bezels.

  4. Xalis
    June 2, 2015

    At this point only a fool would order one of those elephone flagships.

    If you’re going to pay $200+ for a phone you better pay for one that will get software support for at least one year not one that will be forgotten in a month.

  5. xteamchinax
    June 3, 2015

    AND… cancelled the P7000 order. OUT OF STOCK. NOT AVAILABLE. COLOR NOT AVAILABLE. Is it because I want the P8000? NO. ABSOLUTELY NOT. So much hype. So little follow-through. They cant even manufacture the previous phone they’ve been hyping for months. Why PRE-ORDER the next? CAREFUL WARNING TO PROSPECTIVE P8000 PRE-ORDERS: Don’t do it. Wait until Elephone can actually deliver phones and not just hype.

    • rev crocket
      June 3, 2015

      Done the exact same this morning, informed no stock for another 2 weeks after being assured it would be issued for delivery on 25th May, then June 4th and now this, which is completely unacceptable.

      • xteamchinax
        June 3, 2015

        So disappointing. Will be more careful and patient next time, and will better spend my money next time with another company and another flagship. Still exciting times right now for chinese smartphones.

  6. Rookie
    June 3, 2015

    I am starting to believe Elephone is just trolling us. Wouldnt even be surpised.

  7. amrsre
    June 4, 2015

    elephone p8000 is the latest mtk6753 smartphone, 1949deal starts to presell it.
    $5 coupon code: 1949deal2013

  8. vinay
    June 8, 2015

    Pls tell p7000 elephone 4g work in india