Elephone M3 listed with Helio P10, IMX230 and Android 6


elephone m3

After announcing the Elephone M3 on Friday the phone has now been officially published online revealing a few more details of its features.

Measuring in at 7.7mm the Elephone M3 is one of the thinner smartphones from Elephone, but don’t let the thin body put you off as Elephone have given the M3 a strong feature list backed up with a decent set of hardware parameters.

Stand out features have been listed with a little additional detail over on the Elephone website, and include the addition of PDAF (phase detection auto focus) for the rear Sony IMX230 21 mega-pixel rear camera. The listed specs claim a 0.1 second focus speed, and a discussion with Elephone reps today revealed that performance is better than the same sensor on the Elephone Vowney.

elephone m3

Continuing with the camera specs, Elephone show us that the UI for the camera has been changed to look more like the camera in iOS, and reading the details reveals some form of image stabilisation (likely software based).

Memory on the Elephone M3 will be 3GB RAM and 32GB memory, however there will be a 2GB RAM version launched also with a 13 mega-pixel rear camera.

elephone m3

Elephone and Mediatek continue their work with Mediatek to spec the 2.0Ghz Helio P10 beating away on the inside of the all CNC phone.

elephone m3

Other features that make an appearance on the Elephone M3 are a rear fingerprint scanner, USB Type C, 3000mAh battery and Mediatek Pump Express Plus quick charging.

Elephone M3 specifications

M3 (3GB) M3 (2GB)
MT6755 64-bit Octa-core(2.0GHz) MT6755 64-bit Octa-core(2.0GHz)
3GB 2GB
32GB 16GB
Rear:21MP  Front:8MP Rear:13MP  Front:8MP
USB 3.0 USB 2.0
Quick charging Support Quick charging Not support
5.5″
1920 x 1080 resolution, 401 PPI
5.5″
1920 x 1080 resolution, 401 PPI
3000 mAh 3000 mAh
Android 6.0 Android 6.0
Fingerprint scanner Fingerprint scanner
FDD/WCDMA/GSM/TDD FDD/WCDMA/GSM/TDD

Elephone M3 Gallery

Full specs haven’t been posted yet, and pricing and final release details aren’t on the Elephone site just yet, but we assume that they won’t launch the phone for sale until after the Chinese New Year.

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30 Comments

  1. Muhammad Yasir
    January 19, 2016

    gonna ship early 2017

    • King
      January 19, 2016

      Looks like we have an excellent camaraderie here – u, me, balco, maxpower, mattD and many more … 😀

      • Muhammad Yasir
        January 20, 2016

        glad to be a part of it ^_^ !

      • balcobomber25
        January 20, 2016

        Basically anyone with a modicum of common sense that has any experience with this company.

        Then there are the blind, mindless Elephone fanboys like Hexadecimal.

        • King
          January 20, 2016

          Lol hexfb

      • highwind
        January 22, 2016

        Jeah, objective people can really hava a good laugh about you guys xD

    • ksuuk
      January 20, 2016

      Or cancel late 2016.

  2. Ivo001
    January 19, 2016

    Looks to be quite good. However i’m not 100% happy with my P6000. THink my next phone will be a Letv 1S

    • Mesterio
      January 19, 2016

      I really want that too but LeTV one x600 kicks it ass, slaps it’s face and calls it a ninny ! So Le One it is!!!!

  3. Karly Johnston
    January 19, 2016

    P10 is a step down from the X10 so why would i want it?

    • MattD
      January 19, 2016

      More like “it’s an elephone so why would i want it?” lol

    • balcobomber25
      January 19, 2016

      All depends what you do with your phone. For a lot of people the P10 is more than powerful enough. But Matt raises an excellent question below.

  4. MaxPower
    January 19, 2016

    Hey Elephone guy with that hexadecimal name, what else can you tell us about this wonderful phone?

    • MattD
      January 19, 2016

      “hexadecimal name” ahahahahahahahahah xD

    • King
      January 19, 2016

      Rolf!

  5. jo
    January 19, 2016

    Fu.. , they are fast, makes the P9000 look old already

  6. jo
    January 19, 2016

    I like their slogan
    Keep expecting and be surprised
    soo true

    • balcobomber25
      January 19, 2016

      It’s actually:

      Keep waiting and be surprised how bad we mess up.

  7. balcobomber25
    January 19, 2016

    Coming Soon in 2017!!

    • King
      January 19, 2016

      was looking up for your comment. Chinese New Year 2017. 😀

      • highwind
        January 22, 2016

        Xiaomi will have released twenty updated Redmi Note versions by then… Obviously all with locked bootloader and missing LTE Band20

  8. E8hffff
    January 19, 2016

    No NFC for those inspecting.

    • balcobomber25
      January 20, 2016

      No release anytime soon for those expecting.

  9. Manjurul Islam
    January 20, 2016

    Okay it has two models with two different camera sensors, but why two different camera outer shells (one round, looks good, other one square which looks backdated).

  10. Kennedy
    January 20, 2016

    elephone kept only test your patience, and one by one lie, they are always getting information about post-SOC, he said he released phone equipped with this chip, then that is the endless waiting, even if you pay money, you’ll still get a picture ——- below this image from elephone official website.

  11. Kennedy
    January 20, 2016

    Moreover, not even fast charger, get it all needs to pay another, Nothing is more shameless marketing, a lot of people have asked them to pay a $ 5 refund.

  12. ksuuk
    January 20, 2016

    Listed = on sale at 2016 christmas on cancel like Ivory?

    • Nilzie
      January 21, 2016

      Ivory cancelled?

  13. careeste
    January 20, 2016

    I love the teasers and ‘news’ about every flagship of the week from elephony .Keep expecting and be amused -that s what i understand from their slogan. I like the teasers ,the artificial hype ,leaks more than the devices itself when i see the reviews.Their marketing strategy is their worst enemy.And reality too.

  14. Nilzie
    January 21, 2016

    Elephone shouldnt be allowed to reveal a phone without a release date.