Elephone P9000 Edge has a Helio X25 and ultrasonic fingerprint scanner


elephone p9000 edge

Elephone have finally posted the Elephone P9000 Edge on their website with Helio X25 chipset, borderless design and ultrasonic fingerprint scanner.

So Elephone promised 3 versions of the P9000, 2 are already on sale and the flagship P9000 Edge has been listed, but before you get too excited just remember what day it is.

According to the banner image on the Elephone website the P9000 Edge will boast the Helio X25 chipset, a bezel less design and ultrasonic fingerprint scanner.

But aren’t Meizu meant to be the only ones to have the Helio X25? Well yes, and they still are. You see, as soon as you hit the link from the Elephone homepage this happens!

elephone p9000 edge

We hope this doesn’t mean that the P9000 Edge isn’t launching, but its still a better April Fools prank than Meizu’s.

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28 Comments

  1. LastoftheBrunnen_G
    April 1, 2016

    To hell with this bait and switch company. Do they even update their phones? I remember of the P7000 people who got burned by these swindlers.

  2. MattD
    April 1, 2016

    “we’ll start to make good phones!

    …lol bazinga! Just kidding!
    Stick with our overhyped poor products for the rest of our lives!”

    • April 1, 2016

      LOL, have to agree this kind of played against them.

    • Bob
      April 1, 2016

      I have to say the P9000 is truly an impressive device! Mine arrived two days ago and I am currently using it. Thinner bezels than the LG G3 is really nice.
      It is the first of the Elephone devices that truly impressed me. I also had the P2000 and still have a P8000 and Vowney Lite.
      So let’s hope they actually start to move in the right direction!

      • balcobomber25
        April 1, 2016

        The camera on the P9000 is terrible.

        • Bob
          April 1, 2016

          Who cares about the camera in a Smartphone? To me it is a nice gadget for taking an occasional snapshot, but it cannot replace a proper camera.
          At least they provide software updates for the camera.

          • balcobomber25
            April 1, 2016

            By that logic who cares about any part of a smartphone:

            Gaming will never replace an Xbox One, PC or PS4
            Videos will never replace a TV
            Music will never replace a HiFi system
            and on and on we could go.

            For many the camera is very important, including myself, I have a proper DSLR but it isn’t always practical to carry it around with me. When I need to take pictures on the go I need a good camera not the crap that Elephone has.

            • Bob
              April 2, 2016

              I guess your understanding, what the purpose of a smartphone is, differs from mine. A smartphone in my opinion is not there to replace any of the gadgets you named. To me a phone is first and foremost a communications device. Not so much for making actual phone calls anymore, but by messaging and synching calendars and such. Of course in addition providing access to the internet.
              If as an added bonus I can have a decent camera, a good looking display and proper sound, sure, I take that, but I do not expect a phone to outdo any device built specifically for one purpose.
              And I know, cameras are very important to smartphone users. I for one look for a good body to display ratio, processing power, weight and good battery life when it comes to phones. Like I wrote, I do welcome any additions, but they are not a priority.

            • balcobomber25
              April 2, 2016

              You do realize you are in the minority on that? For most people a smartphone is replacing all of those devices, more people use their phone to take pictures than their digital cameras. More people play games on their phones then their dedicated systems. Those things might not be important to you but for many people they are and for Elephone to offer such a crappy camera is a huge negative for them.

            • Bob
              April 2, 2016

              I respect that opinion, but I will never watch an entire movie or even one episode of my favorite TV show on a 5.5″ device when I have a 52″ TV! Same applies for playing games. And listening to a stereo gives you a totally different sound experience than any speakers of a phone or headphones can give you. Just one word: bass! So, yes, I assume I am in the minority, but I don’t mind that! 😉
              And let’s wait and see how the camera will turn out after the next update…

            • balcobomber25
              April 2, 2016

              I agree to an extent but it’s hard to take my flat screen TV to the airport while waiting for a flight (I travel at least 2 days a week for business) , during those long layovers I need something to watch. As far as music it all depends on the phone/stereo, there are phones from brands like Vivo that have better sound (thanks to dedicated HiFi chips) than many stereos out there. Paired with a really good set of headphones a Vivo delivers some of the best sound regardless of platform.

  3. Millet Air Purifier (Mi-Fan)
    April 1, 2016

    At least they can laugh about them self. thats a start 😉

    EDIT: I hope the “bezelless” promise is not a joke (cant stand even more elebezels™)

  4. JudikJ7
    April 1, 2016

    The “buy now” should have made you realize that it was a prank lol

  5. Maksim
    April 1, 2016

    Elephone is actually a mobile news company, they only make the news, not the production of mobile phones.

  6. Hans
    April 1, 2016

    Looks like they have April fools day everyday

  7. JNG_RULZ
    April 1, 2016

    Hah…An April Fools Joke!? Seriously i begin to hate and condemn this day a lot more than Lenten season really!

  8. Assefa Hanson
    April 1, 2016

    ugggggh correct me if im wrong but to date, isnt snapdragon the only chipset to date that has the ultrasonic feature??

    • balcobomber25
      April 1, 2016

      Qualcomm has Sense ID which is their name for Ultrasonic and the 820 is the first chip to take advantage of this technology. But they are not the only ones working on the technology. Fujitsu, Egis and Sonovation all have their own version of Ultrasonic in the mix as well.

      • Assefa Hanson
        April 1, 2016

        as usual my ignorance, but is fujitsu,egis and sono making their own chis or its just the fingerprint sensor itself

        • balcobomber25
          April 1, 2016

          They make fingerprint sensors (among other components). Fujitsu is actually working on iris scanning as well. Sonovation is actually working to imbed their sensors into Gorilla Glass eliminating the need for buttons entirely.

          • Assefa Hanson
            April 1, 2016

            i read a while back that Samsung had that idea for the entire sensor in the glass but there was some patent dilemma with apple but i wonder how that will affect battery life, what about voiceprint?

  9. balcobomber25
    April 1, 2016

    And it won’t launch till 2018.

  10. ReggiE
    April 1, 2016

    elephone have to learn about this joke…. and make the joke real… if elephone want to play in the big market…they have to think in BIG

  11. E8hffff
    April 1, 2016

    Wow bad marketing. I can’t see Elephone in business for much longer.

  12. King
    April 1, 2016

    Elephone … You should have the bazinga!! page for all your phones. And throughout the year, just not April 1. And maybe some day in the future, release an actual phone on April 1. That will surely fool many!??

  13. Steven Fox
    April 4, 2016

    That “Has X25” is actually wishful thinking.