As the U8 finally starts appearing, Oukitel is already working on the U9

The Oukitel U8 is also called the Elephone P7000 minus the steroids. The phone features the soon-to-be-standard fingerprint sensor on the rear, and comes with the ‘WorldMode LTE’ i.e., MediaTek MT6735 chipset.

It doesn’t cost as much as the Elephone P7000, and is (supposed to be) readily available. These are the things that play in the favour of the U8. The company just sent over some minute details about the next in line phone, i.e., the Oukitel U9. Like the U8, the U9 too features 2.5D curved glass (which again seems to be quite an in thing as of now), but is going to be a bit more powerful than the U8.

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For starters, the U9 will have a MediaTek MT6753 processor and 3GB of RAM, which makes it clear that Oukitel are looking to compete with the ‘biggies’. Besides the octa-core processor, the U9 will also have 3GB of RAM and 16GB of on-board storage.

Google just outed details about Android M, but the U9 will have only Android 5.1; the ‘only’ bit is, of course, sarcasm. Most Chinese flagships of this year have shipped with the Sony IMX214, but there’s no word on what exact sensor the U9 will feature for its 16 mega-pixel camera.

The company also note that the final specs of this phone are yet unconfirmed, but from the renders one would imagine that the U9 will be quite a beautiful phone. Launch is expected to take place next month.

Would you bet on a brand like Oukitel?


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  1. Carlos T
    June 5, 2015

    i hope it has gorilla glass 3 too and the big batery.

    • Paul Sleight
      June 6, 2015

      Most likely not Gorilla Glass 3 but would be tempered.
      It’s apparently only 6.9mm thick so may not be a big battery, unless they have access to the latest technology.

  2. nick
    June 5, 2015

    Lets hope this 16 mp cam is real this time. the 13 mp interpolated 8mp cam on the otherwise gorgeous u8 iw why i cancelled my order (+ the mtk6735 having lower specs than the earlier mtk6732). Hope this time the listing is gonna be accurate because i like their designs!

    • Mr.Flying Zoom3rz
      June 7, 2015

      If you read carefully on some sites is noted that the camera is interpolated 8mp and not a real 13mp. s7yler also said that this might be the case with the new Mlais M7 too.

  3. Muhammad Yasir
    June 5, 2015

    Where’s Paul Sleight ?
    He has a knack for this brand 😀 !

    • Paul Sleight
      June 6, 2015

      Keeping quiet!… Doh!
      Yeah, this is the Kindo Thranduil I mentioned a couple of weeks ago. It does look pretty good, but no fingerprint sensor.

    • Paul Sleight
      June 6, 2015

      Keeping quiet!… Doh!
      Yeah this is the Kindo Thranduil I mentioned a few weeks ago. But it’s not got a fingerprintfingerprint sensor. (fforssomereason my predicted texteis ggoingbananas!)
      Having seen the Doogee leaked device with eye recognition, maybe it will have that instead

      • Muhammad Yasir
        June 6, 2015

        Glad to see you , Homer :p
        its a sweet deal either way ! Looks real impressive for a new company. Hope Outikel can live up and beyond to their promise and keep up the good work !

  4. Xperia M2
    June 5, 2015

    They dont have to interpolate the pixel of the camera If somebody like the phone they will buye it anyways If they say the Truth about the pixel of the camera it will more original for the brand i like oukitel u8 and u9 will be a suprise

    • balcobomber25
      June 5, 2015

      Where did you hear it was interpolated?

  5. Nick W
    June 5, 2015

    The phone looks great! Waiting for the arrival of my Oukite U8….

  6. pedro
    June 6, 2015

    another iphone

  7. Mrinal
    June 6, 2015

    Is gizchina going to review the U8? Even though it’s supposed to be ‘readily available’ I can’t find any reviews on it.

    (Maybe an friendly gizchina reader with a U8 could post a small/ tiny/ short review or sorts? ^_^)

    • Paul Sleight
      June 6, 2015

      A couple of reviewers have received their samples, with unboxing videos on line. Should be a full review soon.

    • Tajwar
      June 7, 2015

      s7yler has an unboxing of the u8 and Man! if it looks gorgeous!

  8. Paul Sleight
    June 6, 2015

    New listing… available for $199 pre-order. I would wait though!

  9. Sbz
    June 8, 2015

    Move over p7000. Here comes u9. This I will buy. Looks very appealing to me and the price just about looks right.

  10. overlord
    June 9, 2015

    U9 64bit Octa-core CPU locked at 2.0GHz

  11. Edi Ta
    June 16, 2015

    I just get the phone U8 and its doesnt even turning on.. bullshit…

  12. MSi_GS70
    June 21, 2015

    Vivo X5Pro copy