First look: Ecoo E05 (fingerprint scanner, MT6753, 3GB RAM)


Ecoo’s E04 was a mighty impressive device that was one among the first with the MT6752 + 3GB RAM combination. Chinese makers have since moved to touch based (as opposed to swipe based) fingerprint sensors and the MT6753 CPU which actually runs at a lower clock compared to the MT6752.

The Ecoo E05 is going to be Ecoo’s next contender in the budget flagship range. Interestingly, (unless it is a typo) the phone will have a 5-inch display, in contrast to 5.5-inch displays that flagship phones from Chinese makers have been flaunting. Phone makers are gradually realizing the importance of making devices usable by one hand, and are either reducing the display size or the overall footprint (by cutting down bezel sizes) or both.

Other specs of the upcoming Ecoo E05 will include a 13 mega-pixel camera on the rear, a 5 mega-pixel camera on the front and a 2500mAh battery, with Android 5.1 taking control of it all. The shift to MT6753 is quite an intriguing one, for there’s not a lot of Chinese OEMs that are announcing phones with the MT6752 which was a massive hit.

Coming back to the Ecoo E05, we managed to get our hands on some early images of the phone. Take a look at them below.

Ecoo E05 first photos

SEE: Ecoo E04 Review

The phone does seem unusually thick, but I hope its only an illusion caused by a small hand. The phone is listed for US$200, which seems a little steep for now — keep an eye and expect the price to drop once the phone is in stock.

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