Elephone P9000 aiming to be first with Helio P10 and Android 6


Elephone want two first this year. They are want to be the first phone maker to launch a Helio P10 powered smartphone and they hope to be the first Chinese phone maker to get Android 6.0 too.

To be fair we believe Huawei are going to beat Elephone to the Marshmallow prize with their Nexus phone, but they could be second to get Android 6.0 and there is a strong possibility of them releasing the first Helio P10 device.

Elephone’s aims are all centered around the 3 Elephone P9000 phones which they plan to release some time later in the year.

Our contact at the company says that the Elephone P9000 series will be the first handsets in the world that are powered by the Mediatek Helio P10 (MT6755) octa-core CPU and run Android 6.0 Marshmallow.


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Living at the top of the flagship range will be a P9000 with borderless 5.5-inch 1920 x 1080 display, 21 mega-pixel camera, fingerprint scanner, 32GB memory and 4GB RAM.


Next in line will be the Elephone P9000 Lite with narrow border design, the same 21 mega-pixel camera, 4GB RAM, fingerprint scanner and 1920 x 1080 display, but 16GB memory.

Heading up the entry-level portion of the range will be the Elephone P9000c with 5.5-inch FHD display and 13 mega-pixel camera. All 3 versions of the phones will come with USB Type C, we are hoping it will be 3.0 too.

In other news Elephone have just announced that the P8000 is now in strong supply, the Elephone Vowney should be on sale soon, and we just had some hands on time with the amazing $90 Elephone Trunk!

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  1. KHA
    September 22, 2015

    Seriously … of all the brands out there .. Elephone will be first, faster than Xiaomi, Meizu, Lenovo, TCL .. etc … I wonder what the editors were tripping on when posting this article !! If they turn out to be one of the top 3 brands, then I swear I will stop posting these kinda comments … Gizchina is heavily sponsored by Elephone!!

    • September 22, 2015

      yup, must have missed the part where we said Huawei will be first with 6.0, or didn’t bother reading and jumped directly to the comments…

      • Muhammad Yasir
        September 22, 2015

        classy , Andi !

        • September 22, 2015

          I’m not classy, I’m a pie and pint bloke with oily hands

          • Mesterio
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  2. fangbanger
    September 22, 2015

    Bezel less = sexy. More of that.

  3. September 22, 2015

    I believe you mean Helio X20 MT6797.

    • September 22, 2015

      nope we mean Helio P10 as Elephone described in the email they sent over this morning.

      • September 22, 2015

        Right. Cool. I was referring to the information they have on their own website, which is X20.

  4. Simon
    September 22, 2015

    Sounds really impressive actually and just like a Stock Android Lollipop Rom is available for the P8000, i’m sure they will be cooking a marshmallow version for the P9000 over on the Elephone forums 🙂

  5. E8hffff
    September 22, 2015

    The problem is Elephone take so long to release. It’s like car shows with prototypes that never see the road or influence design after decades.

  6. Reggie
    September 22, 2015

    Wish one is more powerful the helio P10 or the helio X20

    • Mo
      September 22, 2015

      helio x20

  7. alan4195
    September 22, 2015

    Did the company say why their own website lists the p9000 (or one variant, anyway) as having an MTK 6797, AKA Helio X20?

    • alan4195
      September 22, 2015

      The website has some other curious p9000 specs. For example, it lists the width as being 76.2mm, which is actually wider than the OnePlus One. Since the OP1 has rather large side bezels, that would make the p9000-claim of slim bezels an empty one. I don’t even care if the phone has the P10 and not the X20, as it ticks every other box for me.

      This could be the OP1 replacement I’ve been waiting for.

  8. Rezneck
    September 23, 2015

    This will be ready for november i hope 🙂 Design is just amazing !!!!

  9. bro-reac
    September 23, 2015

    Those designs look dope.
    If the devices will truly be like that in the flesh: Elephone come take my money.

  10. Tommy
    September 23, 2015

    there is a p9ooo group , elephone fans can join in https://www.facebook.com/groups/1071536166199527/