Exclusive: 2K, MT6795 Elephone Vowney first hands on video


elephone vowney hands on video

First hands on video of the Elephone Vowney flagship show off the phones design and fingerprint function.

Elephone aren’t a company that likes to keep its fans guessing, that’s the reason we already knew all the specifications of the 2K flagship months ago, way before an actual working prototype was ever seen.

The following video is the first time the Medaitek flagship has been seen as a working device, and shows the phones design and fingerprint scanner function.

elephone vowney hands on video

Elephone didn’t supply any additional information with the video so we can assume the the original hardware specifications for the phone have remained unchanged during the past few months of development.

The Elephone Vowney will be the first 2K resultion Elephone phone on the market, and only one of a very few phones with such a high resolution on a small 5-inch display. The phone also boasts a Mediatek MT6795 chipset, 21 mega-pixel Sony IMX230 main camera, 8 mega-pixel front, 4GB RAM and NFC.

Elephone Vowney 2K hands on video

A couple of resellers are already listing the Elephone Vowney at a cost of just $299, which is a fairly amazing deal for such a well equipped phone, but it remains to be seen if this is the final price.

Speaking of price, Elephone are currently offering the Elephone P8000 and P6000 Pro at heavily discounted prices. More details of the offer can be found here.

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46 Comments

  1. DeMichaelis
    July 24, 2015

    i guess softkeys will be disabled in final version !?

  2. George
    July 24, 2015

    Black wallpaper we meet again, imo you have to be extremely dumb to hand this guys 300$

    • David
      July 26, 2015

      What do you mean? Black wallpaper? Not worth $300?

  3. Jean Carlo Palmisano Rademaker
    July 24, 2015

    Saw the first picture, taught: hmm maybe they can make up. Saw the video, taught: nevermind.

  4. MikeR
    July 24, 2015

    I am confused. You quote a 5″ display but other sources say 5.5″. Have Elephone stated the size as 5″ or could they be offering 2 alternative sizes possibly?

    • Andrei Dinu
      July 24, 2015

      Seems like there are two options.

  5. Marius Cirsta
    July 24, 2015

    Well I still don’t see the point in 2K , even at 5.5 … so yeah another with flashy specs.

    • balcobomber25
      July 24, 2015

      You and me both. It’s nothing but a waste of battery to me, a good FHD screen looks just as good to me.

      • Yeti hand
        July 24, 2015

        I agree

    • realjjj
      July 24, 2015

      Last week Synaptics announced the first display driver for 4k mobile displays, meaning 4k is about to arrive.

      So, you know, have fun with that.

      • Marius Cirsta
        July 24, 2015

        Nah thanks, I’ll just wait for the first 7 inch 8K smartphone… shouldn’t take too long as even 4K won’t have the needed wow factor soon enough.

        • realjjj
          July 24, 2015

          The good part is that glasses do need much higher res and the res race in phones will enable that at good prices.

      • Abrar Arif
        July 28, 2015

        4k is utterly useless on a mobile phone. A FHD displays serves best as well as it’s good a t conserving battery life which is a top priority with most phones.

  6. mf1gt3r
    July 24, 2015

    Looking nice. Lets hope they don’t mess this one up like the P7000.

  7. highwind
    July 24, 2015

    Onscreen Buttons and fake bezels => no thanks

  8. korpuskel
    July 24, 2015

    MT6795 chipset + Sony IMX230 = support for 480fps slow motion video @1080p? I guess the software is not ready for this, right?

    • xi7
      July 24, 2015

      helio x20 = 480fps

      • GIJoe
        July 24, 2015

        http://www.mediatek.com/en/products/mobile-communications/smartphone1/mt6795/

        MT6795=480, IMX230 can do to 480, just the factory Elephone denied it, i think…

        • xi7
          July 24, 2015

          No other brand with MT6795 @ 480 @ 240….but i see the link,capable!!! today best slow fps = iphone 6 plus make 240fps @720p

          • GIJoe
            July 24, 2015
            • xi7
              July 24, 2015

              right, but have 1 year old video.. and still not have smartphone features 480fps record. (MT6795 = mx5 (100fps) = letv x600 = (120fps)

              HTC E9+ (120fps) ……. both 720p

            • Flaat
              August 29, 2015

              The limiting factor is not the cpu but the storage write speeds. You need very high write speeds for this and that is expensive and needed only for the high speed capture that not to many people care about

            • xi7
              August 30, 2015

              limited by chipset

        • korpuskel
          July 25, 2015

          Really sad that this feature was teased so long ago but still is not available in today’s smartphones :/

    • xi7
      July 24, 2015

      maybe Elephone P9000 + ov23850 sensor + MT6797 (deca) possible 1080p 480fps with feature available.

  9. Dante
    July 24, 2015

    So they want to put this device against the mx5
    The specs they promised :
    Intel Processor
    Dual boot Windows + Android
    4 gb of Rm
    most likely 6 inch as they said when it was WIP
    another device which will be launched “much later” with helio x10 and 3 gb of ram

    Well another overhyped device in the endless list of elephone “flagship” devices p7000,p8000 etc.

    • July 25, 2015

      There are set to be 2 versions of the vowney (was always said from the beginning ) one will feature mediatek Soc the other will have an Intel Soc (this one will be released later in the year).

  10. xi7
    July 24, 2015

    my top #1 today …

  11. Rob
    July 24, 2015

    What, no USB C? Not interested then! Lol nice to see they’ve kept those ugly black bars around the screen, seems they haven’t learnt anything.

  12. July 24, 2015

    I would not even pay 100$ for that crap.

    Next.

  13. The Special Juan
    July 24, 2015

    Not sure i like the look of it… I have the p7000 and i do quite like the design of it, but the black band with onscreen buttons doesnt do it for me. Plus, if the screen on it is as cheap and nasty as the one in my p7000 it will have white spots all over it within a week

    • E8hffff
      July 25, 2015

      What’s so special about not having bands on the side. If the screen went all the way tot he sides that would mean you couldn’t touch the edge else you’d upset the interaction you want.

      • The Special Juan
        July 25, 2015

        I was referring to the black band at the bottom of the screen containing the buttons. Not the black border surrounding the whole screen. My own preference would be for capacitive touch buttons in the same style as on the p7000 and p8000, rather than the big thick black band as shown in the video

    • David
      July 26, 2015

      Thank you for your info.
      What do you mean by white spots on the screen of your P7000?

      • The Special Juan
        July 26, 2015

        The p7000 screen itself seems to be of poor quality, and after a month of use, despite using both a tempered glass screen protector and the S view case, the screen appears damaged in 3 or 4 places. This results in white/light spots on the screen which are noticeable when looking at a light colour/page. This is the same problem as reported on this the thread int he following link: http://bbs.elephone.hk/thread-6427-1-1.html#.VbT-VEIVA04

        I guess it would be covered under warranty, but the hassle of fighting for a refund/replacement and sending the phone back to China just doesn’t seem worth the hassle! I am awaiting my new MX5 which will replace the P7000, so not much longer to have to put up with it.

        • David
          July 26, 2015

          Thank you again. Made me think twice.

          • bilbao
            July 30, 2015

            I ordered P8000 and you can take a look at their videos, they explain everything about the new metal frame, it’s a really solid devices, they learned the couple mistakes there was with P7000, now it’s one sale 170$

  14. OSNY
    July 24, 2015

    EMUI is that you?

  15. Adam Irvine
    July 24, 2015

    They do like their black frames don’t they…

  16. Joel Mercedes
    July 24, 2015

    I have bought 3 ECOO AURORAs, 2 e04 2gb and 1 3gb wich is my daiy driver…. Perfect to me WOULD be: on the same 5.5¨ looking Aurora device: OIS Camera with better software to control the camera output, 2 color LED notification (with White being able to serve as selfie complement), 4400+mah Battery, the SAME place of the fingerPRINT reader but icrease the size up to a meizu mx5 home button size for it, (i DO like the swaping thing, i feel it is more secure) and an update to the android that would let the backgroung of the appDrawer to be transparent.!!! ufff what a machine would that be… and i thit it would be very nice to ask $ 189.99 for ir at this times… but that is just my guess.

  17. E8hffff
    July 25, 2015

    I will be getting a Black version if no other competition hits before 20th August the release date of the Vowney.

  18. E8hffff
    July 25, 2015

    Lets not forget Elephone is open sourcing their code, so really nice opportunities.

  19. SPLEND1D
    July 26, 2015

    gonna buy this one

  20. Linda Maia
    August 28, 2015

    Hello!!!! Does he have led notification on home button??? Breathing light or simple led?

    • nidostyle
      October 14, 2015

      yes this is a good notification these days and all we need it.

  21. Anes Fansub
    October 15, 2015

    buen equipo y al precio en que salio muy recomendado