Elephone P9000 shows up running deca-core Mediatek chip


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Elephone P7000 and P8000 owners get ready to riot, here comes details of the Elephone P9000!

Elephone have risen to fame rather quickly. Their combination of speed and price has really helped the brand jump over rivals and become one of the dominant phone makers in the Chinese tech space, but can this method continue?

Elephone certainly seem to think so as we are already seeing specs for an upcoming Elephone P9000 phone! Just this year fans patiently waited for the P7000 to launch only for it to be superseded by the P8000, and the same is going to happen again with the P9000!

According to early details, the Elephone P9000 will boast a deca-core Helio X20 chipset, 4GB RAM and 20.7 mega-pixel main camera! impressive hardware once again, but will their build quality be improved this time around and what about ROM optimisation? We certainly hope so with the suggested retail price of $499.99!

The rest of the specs look similar to current Elephone devices and include a 5.5-inch FHD display, LTE, 3100mAh battery and support for 128GB SD cards.

What do you think of this news? Does the prospect of another Elephone get you excited or are you getting fed up with all these ‘coming soon’ phones?

[ Elephone.cc ]
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71 Comments

  1. Ian de Jager
    June 23, 2015

    This is getting ridiculous. Soon they will be making a new phone every day!

    • A4i
      June 23, 2015

      And why not, if the new SoC is pin-compatible. All the work a company needs to do is to load the soldering robot with the updated component.

      • Mr.Flying Zoom3rz
        June 23, 2015

        It’s ridiculous for sure, because they can’t even handle the needed supplies for P7000 and P8000.

  2. Chris Stapledon
    June 23, 2015

    “….support for 128GB SD cards”.

    I’ve always been a bit confused about this. I have 2 MT6752 phones (iOcean Rock and Ecoo E04). Both of these handle my 128GB SD card with no issues whatsoever, despite specs saying they can only handle 64GB.

    • AHappyKoalaBear
      June 23, 2015

      it’s a common thing, same goes for brands like Samsung, HTC and LG, ‘officially’ they only support 64gb, but 128 works just fine

      • Chris Stapledon
        June 23, 2015

        Just seems strange behavior from the manufacturers though when considering their usual MO of exaggerating the phone’s capabilities. Seems like they are missing a trick by not stating that the phones are compatible with 128GB cards.

        • Mr.Flying Zoom3rz
          June 23, 2015

          I think I have an idea. Even my last year phone A850+ works just fine with 64GB, I bet it can run a 128GB too, but if you look at the specs it supports up to 32GB. This year I’m using a K3 Note which officially supports up to 64GB if I’m not mistaken, but I’m currently enjoying a 128 card! You just need to format it to FAT32. It’s even partitioned because I like to use Link2SD. May be that’s the case: 64GB and more cards are usually coming factory formatted on ExFat which many phones don’t support, so manufacturers take that fact and mark the phone as “microsd up to 64” which is actually wrong, but yet it’s practical because they won’t get all the stupid emails and calls to customer support by users talking shit like “Why my phone is not working with that card”.

    • balcobomber25
      June 23, 2015

      The problem is certain 128GB SD cards might not be read by the system which would lead people to return their phones claiming they are defective. Rather than have that happen they just say 64 is the max. I actually had a few 128gb cheapo SD Cards that couldn’t be read by one of my phones, whereas ones from Sandisk could.

  3. Reggieinthemix
    June 23, 2015

    Please no black Frame

  4. SueElephone
    June 23, 2015

    I want to sue this company.

    • Steve B
      June 23, 2015

      Don’t think you can sue somebody for having the same silly name.

    • iKosh
      June 23, 2015

      I don’t think you can sue a Chinese company.

      • balcobomber25
        June 23, 2015

        Actually you can and you can be successful too you just need a really good legal team. Apple has successfully sued several Chinese companies.

    • balcobomber25
      June 23, 2015

      Sue them for what?

  5. KS
    June 23, 2015

    Can’t wait for the P10000 for my X’mas present =D

    • Roger
      June 23, 2015

      That will be next month’s phone. They’ll be up to the P16000 by Christmas.

      • Mr.Flying Zoom3rz
        June 23, 2015

        Exactly! You made my day dude. ^^

    • Mr.Flying Zoom3rz
      June 23, 2015

      Dude, I bet we’ll see P10000 in just about 3 months, it’s like september, so you must expect a P11000 to be your Christmas gift. 😀

  6. WOOHer
    June 23, 2015

    Elephone for $500… Are you kidding? I think this brand doesn’t have enough reputation to sell their products for such prices.

    • Mr.Flying Zoom3rz
      June 23, 2015

      I’d rather shop a LG G4 on sale for probably the same price, but 100000% more guaranteed quality.

      • Muhammad Yasir
        June 23, 2015

        plus that cam on g4 is killing everything in its path !

        • Steve B
          June 23, 2015

          Just ordered a Meizu M2 Note based on it’s Samsung sensor pics and vid samples. Looks great for the money. Not bothered by performance drop over M1, SD card support bigger plus.

          • Muhammad Yasir
            June 23, 2015

            u sure bro ? the M1 was wayy better in cam dept … the dudes here at gizchina.com were drooling over it like CRAZY !

            u shoulda asked around these forums for good cam phones under $200 before making such a move.

            anyhow , goodluck to you 🙂

            • Steve B
              June 23, 2015

              it’s the exact same camera as far as i’m aware (confirmed by another website, with performance and focus improvements), samples look great, especially video. already have Iuni U2 and Gionee E7 so covered for cams, but wanted to try an imx214 or Isocell. was set to get a Cubot X11, but they havent optimised the IMX214 very well, so changed to the Meizu.

        • Mr.Flying Zoom3rz
          June 23, 2015

          Exactly. Right now the G4 cam is the best available in a smartphone.

          • Muhammad Yasir
            June 23, 2015

            heck yeah !
            now only if i could get enough money somehow :p …

            • Mr.Flying Zoom3rz
              June 23, 2015

              Yup xD

    • Adam Irvine
      June 23, 2015

      That’s what I was thinking… The quality in their products just isn’t there…

    • ARUN SUBRAMANIAN
      June 23, 2015

      400$ with international shipping..that would have been nice..assuming that phone lives up to expectation of flagship.

  7. June 23, 2015

    Are we still in April? I’d think this is some kinda April fool. Somebody please tell me I’m not being punked.

    A P9000 already? I really am scared of how fast these guys are churning out out smartphones. Hardware is supercool but what about the software side of things? How is that gonna perform? Laggy? or Buttery smooth? Time will tell.

  8. Mr.Flying Zoom3rz
    June 23, 2015

    Oh man…here we go again. xD

  9. Adam Irvine
    June 23, 2015

    Silly price… Not a chance!

  10. Rob
    June 23, 2015

    This was announced about 4 days ago with a ‘supposed’ release date in mid October. Considering Mediatek won’t be releasing this chip till December with consumer devices arriving in Q1 2016 this isn’t going to happen. Secondly why would this ‘new flagship’ have a FHD display when their P8000 ‘flagship’ has a 2K display? Considering the GPU in the X20 is around twice as powerful this doesn’t make any sense. This will more likely arrive October 2016 when everyone will be talking about the 12 core X30!!!

  11. dax
    June 23, 2015

    I’m waiting for Elephone P10000. Should be here by next week

    • Teddybear
      June 23, 2015

      SCORED 😀

    • Yeti hand
      June 23, 2015

      You’re a bit off, I’m expeting the details about the p10000 to come out by the end of the day

    • Naaga Viper
      June 23, 2015

      :)))

    • 3_nity
      June 23, 2015

      Maybe next hour they will release P10000. LOL. 😀

    • Yeti hand
      June 26, 2015

      Wait still no p10000?? What the hell elephone?? :O

  12. Mrinal
    June 23, 2015

    “What does the elephone scouter say?” “IT’S OVER 9000!!!”

    • Tizz
      June 23, 2015

      LMAO

    • Tremaine Underwood
      June 24, 2015

      Well Played 🙂

  13. Steven Fox
    June 23, 2015

    Won`t it be great if someone finally offers a 128GB phone? Storage is very cheap these days, and for a phone that costs this much, I`d rather have 128GB, than 1440p screen.
    Knowing this is Elephone it might be that this phone will never see the light of day, or at least not with those specs/price.

    • balcobomber25
      June 23, 2015

      It seems like every area a phone can improve on has evolved over the past few years, except storage space.

      • Steven Fox
        June 23, 2015

        Right on! I`ve had a 32GB phone for two years, now for 400$ and above you get a 16GB phone, that`s just plain ridiculous, you have to pay 100$ more for 16GB more storage, which costs 15$ max.

  14. David Košič
    June 23, 2015

    For that kind of money people are better of going to their local shop and buying a phone from an expensive brand.

  15. Muhammad Yasir
    June 23, 2015

    HOLY SHIT $500 ?!

    • Ronnie Katsie
      June 23, 2015

      Yasir i thought you are from pakistan were you not affected by temperature rise

      • Muhammad Yasir
        June 24, 2015

        oh i am and believe me , im from the same city (Karachi) where about 2000+(and counting) people have died from Heat Stroke.

        I don’t venture too far out from the house and while the local Electric Supply organization is doing EVERYTHING to kill me (low voltage around 130 v , 2 / 3 phases are offline for over a month so Air COnditioners dont work at all) but im still going strong somehow. The heat’s kinda making me have some melting feeling but i guess i’ll live , especially if rain comes around sooner…

  16. Xalis
    June 23, 2015

    Hahaha, nice 1st of April joke.

  17. Owsley_66
    June 23, 2015

    I’ll buy it if they let me make payments. Zero down, zero % interest, with 5 years to pay and I’m in.

  18. Freeje
    June 23, 2015

    All words and no action. They should change their name to Vaporphone.

  19. balcobomber25
    June 23, 2015

    Instead of releasing a new mediocre phone every month that’s marginally better than the last concentrate on developing one good phone.

  20. LeeJ0HNS
    June 23, 2015

    gonna wait till next mid-year for ammmm… P9900000000000 ^_^ LOL

  21. PaulBV
    June 23, 2015

    I cancelled my P7000 order and perhaps I will not buy any Elephone product at least in the next year! They do not seem a serious company (pre-funding their low quality phones with our pre-orders 🙁

  22. mike fiera
    June 23, 2015

    The good thing is THIS phone – at this price – will slow down the sales 😉

    • Muhammad Yasir
      June 23, 2015

      woat ?

  23. June 23, 2015

    Elephone has a dream that one day with the release of one model after another, they’ll be able to take our $$$$$.
    Dream on elephone.

  24. Zet
    June 23, 2015

    some pleople waiting P7000 and elephone releasing P8000 soon and building P9000… is a horrible strategic… many phones per month with 0% optimization after released… Many new phones in a short time… G9 , VOWNEY, S2, S2 PLUS, P7000, P8000, P9000.. and maybe i not remember some phone………………

  25. Tawse
    June 23, 2015

    Any chance of fixing the camera on the P7000 yet?

  26. Riccardo Benzoni
    June 23, 2015

    this thing of releasing a smartphone a week is seriously going out of control…

  27. Babidi
    June 24, 2015

    I think the people working for Elephone have Elephant brains which is why instead of providing support for their already released product they just keep on releasing new phones one after another.

    I think someone on their marketing division is thinking like this, “If we release new phones every 2 months and don’t provide support after that, customers will be forced to buy our newly released phones.” Seriously? Do they really believe this is how buyers think?

  28. Manish
    June 24, 2015

    Why wait? Buy the Asus Zenfone 2 with 4GB RAM and other comparable specifications now!

  29. Tremaine Underwood
    June 24, 2015

    Aside from the fact they release phones faster then Usain Bolt running a 100m, I am really keen to see this X20 in a device. Especially combined with an FHD screen(I think most of us here agree anything more is overkill), it should fly. Well, provided they don’t bugger the software up too badly 😉

  30. June 25, 2015

    I’m confused isn’t the Helio X20 meant to drive a 2K display?

  31. mariebrewis
    June 26, 2015

    Another fail from Elephone:( I will not buy it. https://www.facebook.com/groups/358517771012185/permalink/379536238910338/

  32. Yeti hand
    June 26, 2015

    Now will it bend??

  33. mariebrewis
    June 26, 2015

    Sehr gute Qualität. Nur einmal benutzt und verbrannt.

  34. mariebrewis
    June 26, 2015

    Sehr gute Qualität. Nur einmal benutzt und verbrannt. https://www.facebook.com/groups/358517771012185/permalink/379536238910338/

  35. HermisR
    June 27, 2015

    Never again Elephone. I bought P3000S 64bit with Lollipop promise in April, when order came to me(after two weeks), Elephone said – sorry mate, we stopped producing this phone and there will be no lollipop. It means it will be no further support I guess. Strange tactics to release “flagships” every month and stop producing and supporting them after two weeks. Never again.

  36. Albert Garcias Mirabent
    June 29, 2015

    You shuldn’t by this shity CRAP Company ELEPHONE! They sell phones that
    doesn’t exist! I’ve won an “impressive” code to be the first “PIONNER”
    11 of May and I’m still waiting my f** Phone to be produced! A lot of
    people is waiting it’s P7000 and they have the balls to start “selling”
    P8000! Shity brand. Get a Jiayu or a Xiaomi