Elephone P9000 images surface, show real bezel-less design (and sandstone back)


Pictures of the previously fabled but actually upcoming Elephone P9000 have surfaced online, apparently in a bid to reassure potential buyers about the bezel-less-ness of the phone.

The device seems to use a technology similar to that shown during the early leaks of the OPPO R7. Which means although there might be bezels on the phone, the use of some curved glass and then some physics will make it look like there are none.

The P9000 should make an official appearance sometime soon. Elephone do seem have a lot going on in their camps, with the new Trunk sub-brand, the Ele watch, and of course, the high-end Vowney, etc.

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However, the P9000 should be on time for a release much before the end of this year. When it does come out, it’ll run Android 6.0 Marshmallow which will make it one of the first phones to do so. Other specifications of the phone will include the new MediaTek Helio P10 processor coupled with 4GB RAM, a 5.5-inch 1920 x 1080p FHD display, etc.

You will already be aware about that fact that there won’t be one, not two, but three different variants of the Elephone P9000, including the P9000C and P9000 Lite apart from the ‘regular’ one.

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67 Comments

  1. Rob
    October 19, 2015

    Still won’t believe that it is truly bezeless until I see a real hands-on picture from an independent source. If the above image is legit then it does actually look quite good.

    • tech mi
      October 19, 2015

      In fact, this picture is the Meizu Metal.Another is nubia Z9.

  2. Claudio Matos
    October 19, 2015

    If Elephone got P9000 and Ele Watch right, in terms of everyday usage, they’re back on track!
    Both product are real “on the spot” in terms of design and trends.
    Hope they will be well spec’d, well priced, and most important, well evaluated as reviewed.

  3. Cpaun
    October 19, 2015

    C’mon that’s a photo of Nubia Z9 🙂

    • mf1gt3r
      October 19, 2015

      That ain’t no Z9. Z9 has bigger bezels.

      • Muhammad Yasir
        October 19, 2015

        AHAHAH! spot on :p

        • mf1gt3r
          October 19, 2015

          Its true. The Z9 is the ugliest Nubia ever. Those top and bottom bezels are hideous.

          • Muhammad Yasir
            October 19, 2015

            i sense sarcasm overflow here 🙂

            • mf1gt3r
              October 19, 2015

              Hehehe.

      • Cpaun
        October 19, 2015

        You mean up and down bezels? I don’t know. But regarding side bezels, no way. Nubia Z9 has the slimmest bezels around. Anyway, I ment that knowing Elephone’s reputation about bezels, the photo is most likely fake.

  4. Mario Pruteanu
    October 19, 2015

    Since making no bezels or bezels that small is actually expensive, then the price of this will be something like > 350

    • Joel Adames
      October 19, 2015

      If it is less than 400 it can surely not cannibalize vowney (well, not too much) and still be decent price for Spec’s.

      • Mario Pruteanu
        October 19, 2015

        Your might be right, but then they’ve already sold lots of vowneys, but they never make to many extra batches just incase they lose money from no one else buying them, so definitely over 300 but lower than 400

        • Joel Adames
          October 19, 2015

          You mean pre-sale many VOWNEYs right ???

          • Mario Pruteanu
            October 19, 2015

            Hahaha, exactly

        • E8hffff
          October 19, 2015

          The Vowney is getting a lot of attention and pre-sales from outside of China. Many sales profiles from the likes of AliExpress have up to and over 1000 pre-orders. Vowney is looking to be a classic mark in Elephone’s history. Let’s hope it gets good reviews and no major faults.

      • E8hffff
        October 19, 2015

        The P10 will be a good phone for those with past problems of not being supported for 4G/LTE bands, as it’s a true world-mode modem inside, like the Helio X20.

        The Vowney will not work with some carriers in some nations, like USA, but the P9000 will.

        The Vowney has an Helio X10 which is better in other departments compared to the P10. The P10 is an updated MT6752.

        • Muhammad Yasir
          October 19, 2015

          u just said UPDATED 6752

          does that mean the SAME firepower that allowed impressive gaming benchmarks ?!

    • Max
      October 19, 2015

      you know they already showed their phone with bezels? this is from an official announcement of the p9000

      • GhostMom
        October 19, 2015

        Boy, this is P9000C I believe.

  5. Muhammad Yasir
    October 19, 2015

    im actually EXCITED for this one !!!

    should i be accused of Heresy ?

    • Dante
      October 19, 2015

      Yep, you also need to stay in jail for 2 months

    • Kirby
      October 19, 2015

      No, you must say: Too expensive!!! :p

      • Muhammad Yasir
        October 19, 2015

        ahaha … that’s like a ‘Hail Mary’ for me 😀

    • Tajwar
      October 19, 2015

      Got to agree with Dante : ]

  6. Joel Adames
    October 19, 2015

    Yash, the part of “the P9000 should be on time for a release much before the end of this year” SEEMS kind of out of place given that is ELEPHONE = DELAYS that you are talking about. Remember Downey was meant for let’s see AUGUST !!! and now their webpage says expect for November 20th when they had said September then October ohhh I got confused myself now??. But you get the idea.
    I believe a good February is a good date in case they are not trying to cancel the Downey some how.
    Anyone?

    • E8hffff
      October 19, 2015

      You’re obviously getting your release date from a sales profiles off 3 tier site.

      The official site is; http://www.elephone.hk/newproduct.html and it’s still got an October release. Elephone.hk doesn’t sell to public so your have to use a recommended 2nd tier seller like; http://www.elephonemobile.com/products/elephone-vowney?variant=1681582467 who also have an October shipping date.

      • Joel Adames
        October 19, 2015

        I’ve seen that one too, BUT MAKES NO DIFFERENCE, THEY ARE LATE? I had my money ready for months then had to spend it. Now I’m saving again and the blu pure xl is on amazon US now i alredy have it on cart. Just waiting a review of final product to buy. Now i’m selling my good old Aurora, which has been very reliable.

      • Joel Adames
        October 19, 2015

        Just checked … “”END OF OCTOBER”” ?????. It says right now.

    • October 19, 2015

      Fingers crossed ?

  7. Robbie
    October 19, 2015

    Official 4GM RAM poster 😀 😀 😀

  8. E8hffff
    October 19, 2015

    I’d prefer some bezel as you don’t want to anciently activate the screen while holding it from the side and move your hangs around.

    • Joel Adames
      October 19, 2015

      I hope either this or the vowney come legit before November or else I might go back to mainstream with an used LG V10. ?

    • CoinPhone
      October 20, 2015

      Sound more like YOU work for Elephone. Ha ha ha. Just saying my man. No offence.

      • E8hffff
        October 20, 2015

        I laughed. You’ll shut me up when I get my Vowney, unless I’m majorly disappointed.

  9. The Special Juan
    October 19, 2015

    I want one! Lovely looking phone. I have had my fingers burned with Elephone in the past on the p7000, the screen was awful, with dead pixels/white spots etc. but this p9000 from a design pov looks fantastic.

  10. Gal
    October 19, 2015

    2 Elephone P6000, one arrived with camera that wouldn’t focus, the other with faulty touch screen. So i would stay away from Elephone for now.

  11. fangbanger
    October 19, 2015

    that looks pretty damn good

  12. Reggie
    October 19, 2015

    Come on!!!! Elephone, why the p10… Helio x10 or x20 is hi performance soc…. Come on!!!!

    • E8hffff
      October 20, 2015

      It’s about a phone they can sell into the American market, since the P10 has world bands. The Helio X20 also does but it’s not properly release and more expensive when it does.

  13. hak
    October 19, 2015

    That bezelless phone was a dummy phone only… i attended the booth….all ugly thickass phones….vowney 21mpx camera was like a cheap 13mpx cam…. the gold vowney phone ugly as hell….felt like a rusted gold plated brick….

    • GhostMom
      October 19, 2015

      Haters everywhere

      • hak
        October 20, 2015

        You forgot to mention employee’s and paid commentors everywhere!!
        The bezel-less phone is indeed a dummy phone … the model in the picture of the phone is a just a paper stuck on … honestly they have really good renderings of the design online, but once you get those phones in your hands, it’s such a major disappointment …

    • E8hffff
      October 20, 2015

      So what was the exhibition you went to? Sounds like you are working form Meizu or some group that feels threatened by properly priced phones.

      • hak
        October 20, 2015

        Lol….meizu? R u seriously comparing Elephone to Meizu? For god sake, i believe 99% of their staff have no idea of Elephone’s existence….and 99% of of Elephone’s team (20 ppl max) have used meizu. C’mon mr Elephone employee, stop your bullcrap brand building strategies to the few consistent loyal viewers… elephone don’t even have R&D capabilities… ecoo as a sub brand? Oh btw, does Elephone even sell phones in China or Hong Kong? Why is there a Hong Kong in the name?

        • E8hffff
          October 20, 2015

          You failed to answer the question.

          • hak
            October 21, 2015

            Global sources show in airport expo in hong kong…duh….the only show they can afford to go to… doogee, ulefone, elephone, bluboo, oukitel .. all these crappy phones were there…it was their CES….LOL

            • E8hffff
              October 21, 2015

              People know they are not going to get a fashionista phone for $300 that has same or better features than a $1000 phone. If you want to walk in style then pay the $1000.

              I will be totally happy if the phone is strong, properly joined, good battery life even if it makes phone slightly thick, and front line features, like 8MP front cam, 21 MP back, NFC, hires screen, etc. Software support and openness polices all the better. I think that’s the Vowney. I will be critical if it’s not. No sacred cows with me.

              I’ve ordered a black version which should mask the bezels like most other brand do with coloured materials to trick the eye.

            • hak
              October 23, 2015

              Oh btw, have you seen the 21MPx? I did, and any cheap 13MPx camera does better …. openess? Like what? Source code? Anywhere available? They aren’t even MTK licensee just for your information … I dare Elephone/Ulefone/Doogee shows proof that they are MTK licensee and they develop the smartphone electronics themselves! They do nothing more than creating a mechanical tooling!

            • E8hffff
              October 23, 2015

              The demonstration may have had a non production line item in it, or unfinished android installation

            • E8hffff
              October 23, 2015

              If the camera is stated as a SONY IMX230 and that is true then rating imagery is moot. The same component will probably find itself in next years phones and you’ll be screaming how good it is.

              If they used a SONY IMX210 and said it was 20MP using tricks then you’d have some standing.

  14. GhostMom
    October 19, 2015

    Amazing! Shut up and take my money 😀

    • hak
      October 20, 2015

      Your boss will give you the money!!

  15. tech mi
    October 19, 2015

    Elephone not even pictures are used meilan of .miezu upcoming meilan Metal.
    He copied the picture, but also put on their official website. This is a shameless act, any brand should not do such a thing.

    • E8hffff
      October 20, 2015

      It’s simply a case of using the same background image in the phone.

  16. joe
    October 20, 2015

    6 inch screen please

    • Manu
      October 20, 2015

      go with the elife e8 should have 6 inch, this and vowney are 5.5 inch

  17. fido futte
    October 20, 2015

    I have heard that the vowney, is ready now and start in MP now ( end this month )- so Andy ” Get ready to test the vowney model ” ASAP. vowney is comming!!

  18. Rezneck
    October 20, 2015

    Looks very promising, there is a big GPU updrage compared to 6752 for example. Depending on price, I will see 🙂

  19. Ismael Aparecido Da Silva Cand
    October 20, 2015

    Sou Brasileiro, onde comprar Elephone 9000

  20. CoinPhone
    October 20, 2015

    How big is a 4GM RAM? 4 grams?

  21. RuR
    October 20, 2015

    It looks awesome.