Elephone P8000 Version B aimed at North and Latin American markets

One of the issues Chinese phones normally have is the lack of LTE support for North America and Latin America. Elephone hope to overcome this with the new Elephone P8000 version B.

The Elephone P8000 Version B looks just like your standard Elephone P8000, so you have the large 5.5-inch display up front, and a fingerprint scanner on the rear, but under the hood a few changes have been made to add additional LTE support for North America and Latin America.

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Elephone have unlocked LTE bands 2,4,7,17,38 on the Mediatek MT6753 chipset which should allow the phone to work on more networks around the world. It’s not been announced if any hardware changes have been made to the phone to acheive this or if it is a simple software optimisation.

Other than the added LTE support the rest of the hardware remains unchanged so 3GB RAM, 13 mega-pixel rear camera, and a large battery. You can read our review of the standard Elephone P8000 here.

We will bring you news of the Elephone P800 Version B launch and pricing once it is made public.

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  1. balcobomber25
    November 18, 2015

    They have no shot to compete in the US, maybe Mexico. The brand name alone will scare away consumers.

    • agunrunner
      November 21, 2015

      in the usa we are stuck with the $700 iPhone and $700 galaxy
      any $200 phone will compete in the usa market,all we need is honest sellers

      • balcobomber25
        November 21, 2015

        There’s already plenty of $200 phones in the US from Blu, Alcatel, ZTE and a few others. Blu is probably the most successful of the bunch but they aren’t even a blip on the radar of US smartphone sales. Problem is most people don’t pay $700 for Samsung or iPhone, they get them free with 2 year commitments (end up paying more in the long run).

  2. Freeje
    November 18, 2015

    Haha! Goodluck!

  3. Owsley_66
    November 18, 2015

    For $170 in the U.S. that gets 4G, what other options are there? They will need to have a U.S. based service center of some type and if they do set that up then I don’t see a problem.

  4. jimberkas
    November 18, 2015

    i’ll wait for reviews. but i’m genuinely tempted to buy it just to encourage others to bring their phones to the US. even if the phone itself is a disappointment, I’m thrilled that they are making the effort.
    if its a matter of just making some software changes, hopefully others will follow

  5. Rezneck
    November 19, 2015

    Quite rare to see small brand trying to release worldwide devices. Considering that P8000 will get 6.0 and it’s open source i think it’s a good thing !

  6. enyceckk
    November 23, 2015

    I would buy this. Does this support the new 700mhz band from T-mobile?

    • Fianna Hill
      December 8, 2015

      Seems yes, I bought one from antelife for $169 wish to get it soon

      • enyceckk
        December 8, 2015

        stop spamming “antelife” in every comments.