Elephone publish list of phones that will get Android 6.0

What you have to give Elephone is the fact that the company is full of ambitions and experimentation, even if it doesn’t turn out right each time.

The Chinese phone maker has now published a list of phones which will get Android 6.0.

This includes devices that will ship with Marshmallow… keep reading for the list.


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Elephone have a lot of devices in the market, more than I can remember. But the list of phones that will get Android 6.0 isn’t too hard to remember. Here goes:

  • Elephone Trunk
  • P6000
  • P9000*
  • P9000C*
  • P9000 Lite*
  • Ivory
  • M3

Devices marked with a * will come pre-installed with Android 6.0 in January 2016. The Trunk will get it this month, whereas an ETA for the remaining devices was not provided.

Elephone also say that more devices will be added to this list soon.

A few of Elephone’s phones have turned out to be really impressive devices, including the P6000, and up to an extent, the P8000.

Continual software updates will ensure Elephone stay in the market. After all, almost everyone’s making powerful phones these days but hardly anyone’s backing it up with good software.

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  1. Muhammad Yasir
    December 11, 2015


    MOST of those phones havent been released yet !

    and HOW exactly is the p8000 an ‘impressive’ device ?!

    • Rob
      December 11, 2015

      It’s impressive how they’ve managed to persuade someone to buy it!!!!

      • Stef
        December 11, 2015

        Honestly what are it’s issues? Apart from the atrocious camera it’s probably the best 5.5 incher of that price. The only one with released sources too. Most Chinese companies don’t do that, it’s the rest that should be shamed for not releasing the sources, not the one company that does it.

        • Josef Izchaki
          December 11, 2015


      • Muhammad Yasir
        December 11, 2015


      • Rene
        December 14, 2015

        Have you guys actually owned a P8000?!? Because I feel like you haven’t… I have and I was blown away by the build quality. The open sourcing of the kernel and OS code has enabled the dev community to create some seriously optimised rom with some fancy custom kernels. DT2W has been enabled even though not officially supported, amongst other things such as battery optimisation that enabled 2 days of use easily (for me, at least)

        I’ve owned many budget Chinese phones over the years and the P8000 is up there with the best. It does have some small issues (more personal preference though) such as ugly bezels, undersaturated IPS panel, a literal blue supernova as a notification LED…

        Shame on you GizChiners for turning this community into a WCCFTech style hate fest.
        Perhaps next time post some comments that clearly show the things you don’t like about a phone or brand and explain what could be done to better them.

        It’s really sad, the longer I follow GizChina, the more faith I lose in its community…

  2. Brooklyn701
    December 11, 2015

    And why has the P7000 not been added? It would improve the most from a decently optimized Software….

    • David Merander
      December 11, 2015

      There are no mt6752 devices out there with real 5.1 lollipop even. Seems mediatek isn’t interested in keeping this soc In the market anymore. Hence no updates and no releasing of the source code.

  3. Ivo001
    December 11, 2015

    The normal P6000? In the image it says P6000 Pro.

  4. DarkestGemm
    December 11, 2015

    So the Android 6 custom version for Elephone is called Bezeless edition? Now we know why they call it a bezless phone!

  5. balcobomber25
    December 11, 2015

    Elephone makes a lot of grand promises but hardly ever delivers.

    • E8hffff
      December 11, 2015

      It should be easy for them to build Android 6 if they hold the code and already know the hurdles to get it running on their hardware configuration.

  6. Wondercool
    December 11, 2015

    well I bought a P6000 6 months ago. It broke down within 2 months just from wearing in my back pocket (first phone ever to do that on me) and the elephone site is one of the shittiest sites ever. No real support and extremely bad download system. They announce fancy ROM support but it’s full of bugs. Never Elephone again.
    What is the point anyway of a phone company that releases a new crappy phone every month rather than polishing its older phones??
    Notice that the P6000 is NOT on the list (only the Pro is)

    • Ivo001
      December 12, 2015

      You’re not supposed to sit on your phone right?

    • mikey
      December 13, 2015

      indeed it stands p6000 pro and not p6000.
      they didn’t manage to give the first p6000 owners a lollipop update by OTA
      that also was promised.
      It’s just commercial move…but be aware…..they never get it to you

    • jack
      December 13, 2015

      My sister have experienced the exact same thing! She wore the phone in her back pocket and the glass is broken… (no she didn’t sit on it..) There are also some wifi problems: there is signal but no wifi througput and only reconnecting solves the problem

  7. Marius Cirsta
    December 11, 2015

    I’m just glad I got a Xiaomi so I’m not worried about getting newer Androids. However I am curious, are any of the smaller Chinese brands taking care of software updates for their phones.
    Most of them seem to just launch and forget … heck even ZTE sometimes leaves customers stuck with the Android version the phone launched with.

    • balcobomber25
      December 11, 2015

      Depends on the brand and also the model of the phone. Even some of the larger non Chinese companies are terrible with updates. And sometimes having the newest Android isn’t the best thing for your particular phone, newer doesn’t always mean better. For instance the Nexus 4 and 7 have been plagued with problems ever since Lollipop.

      • Marius Cirsta
        December 11, 2015

        Sure but it’s nice to know you have an upgrade path. I think mobile devices should eventually be as easy to update as desktops and laptops are but we’re not there yet.
        It still bothers me to know that I’ve bought a Lollipop device and it’s going to be stuck at Lollipop….
        I was wondering if there are any manufacturers that have a good record for updating to newer Androids. Xiaomi seems to be such a case. A friend’s Lg Optimus G 2 went from 4.1.2 to 5.04 or something and this is quite nice.

        • balcobomber25
          December 11, 2015

          The bigger brands have the best track record but they also have more resources for updates. HTC, Huawei, LG, Samsung, Moto, Sony, Nexus, Apple, Xiaomi and Lenovo will all usually update their most recent models to the next version of Android. There might be one or two not included for whatever reason.

          If all phones ran stock Android we would eventually have a model like computers where you can update your device very easily. The problem is all these phones takes Android and put their own spin on it, often changing critical parts of Android. It can be both good and bad, companies like Xiaomi and Huawei completely change Android but they provide regular updates so it isn’t an issue.

          I have actually been pleasantly surprised with Meizu and the MX5. I heard horrible things about them not supporting devices but since July I have had 9 OTA’s.

          • Josef Izchaki
            December 11, 2015

            Many of the big compnies do not update their devices either though.

  8. Riccardo Benzoni
    December 11, 2015

    So, basically they announced their 2016 smartphones will come with android 6 (as pretty much everyone else will) and put no date on exhisting ones, eccept the SD-driven trunk… you have to give them some credit for pulling out creative tricks to fool customers tho.

  9. E8hffff
    December 11, 2015

    Notice the Vowney not on the list! The phone Elephone doesn’t want to release but Customers want the most.

  10. E8hffff
    December 11, 2015

    The strange thing is the P9000 I’ve been told by Elephone is coming in April-May 2015, yet the image above says Android 6 in January 2016.

    • Steven Fox
      December 12, 2015

      Pandawill had it on pre-sale ending on 30th of December this year, but two days later they took it down. I think it should release somewhere around February.

  11. RGRG_HeRoi
    December 12, 2015

    Most commenters here reply automatically when they see “Elephone”.

    I must share my own view and experience.

    I have both Trunk and P8000.
    I love them both and I think elephone is doing huge leap forward… Especially regarding the Source Code. It’s a delight to flash these phones and really easy to handle.

    Both by the way have better build than any Sammy I’ve had before.

    So you should say thank you for having at least 1 china company who’s willing to get bettet with every model… And who’s sharing code with us.

    I prefer an Elephone over a Cubot or a Doogee – and I believe most of you negative responders will eat your hats one day soon 🙂

    • Rene
      December 14, 2015

      THANK YOU!! I’ve become really disappointed in the GizChina community since it’s become like WCCFTech where a certain brand name is mentioned by an article and it’s like automatic hate troll bots kick in and post useless hate comments.

      I’ve also owned the P8000 and the build quality is absolutely spectacular. On top of that, the open source code that they have released mean that there are some fantastic custom roms with even some custom kernels going around, turning this phone into a mid-high end masterpiece! This is further emphasised by the battery that can easily run for 2 days straight!

      Unfortunately I couldn’t handle the bezels or the below par IPS display (fairly unsaturated). But I sold it to my friend and she is absolutely loving it