Elephone P9000 in “B” version will support overseas LTE bands

Elephone is currently working on the so-called “B” version of the P9000 model and while all the hardware specs will remain the same the big difference will be the supported LTE bands. The new “B” version should be compatible with the bands 2/4/7/17/38, which are used mainly in USA, Canada or Latin America. Price will also remain the same, you can check how it all works in the video below.

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In other news Elephone is cutting the price of the Elephone Vowney model and you can currently get it here for just $239.99 which isn’t half bad.

Elephone Vowney is an interesting piece of hardware which suffered from extreme delay between the announcement and real release, but still worth at least a look. Specs include 5.5-inch 2K display (535 PPI), octa-core Mediatek Helio X10 processor, 4 GB RAM, 32 GB storage, 21 MPix rear Sony IMX230 camera, 8 MPix front selfie cam, dual SIM support, Press Touch ID, 4000 mAh battery, Android 5.1 Lollipop and supported LTE bands 1/3/7/20.

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  1. E8hffff
    May 20, 2016

    As mentioned…Elephone also dropped the price of the Vowney to $239.99 and $199 for Lite. The P8000 price dropped to $139.99 which puts it in competition with Vernee Thor if you’re not hunting a 5″ phone but want more higher features.

    Note the Vowney has near to zero support.

    • Joel Adames
      May 22, 2016

      I guess that if they went $189.00 dollars for full vowney it could be more enticing. Most of the current M3 note3 redmi3 le Eco 1s and others are much much cheaper of course not the same specs but the user experience is years a head. So this VOWNEY thing is for knowledgeable folks that can deal with button pressing and hardware fussing.

      • E8hffff
        May 22, 2016

        Definitely Joel. With Vowney having no company support it’s a major fail. Maybe if Elephone ported Marshmallow at the same time as M3, then it maybe more attractive. I’ve heard rumours that the M3 is being dropped anyway by Elephone so expect it to have a similar short release like the Vowney is it’s released at all.

  2. Oliver Ward
    May 20, 2016

    I wouldn’t use one of these if you paid me. Returned my P9000 as it was just a monumental piece of crap – poor battery, poor camera, buggy software, zero after sales support… and that’s before i mention that it stopped receiving data signals.

    • smhd
      May 21, 2016

      Agreed. Sorry Elephone and other Chinese smartphone makers. You have so much potential, at the same time you just don’t get it. No Marshmallow or updates or customer service with buggy software? Pass, it just not going to cut it here in the states. Especially when you get more legit brands for similar price. Even if they are older models they still outperform anything like the P9000 at similar price points. The only legit contender that still has a chance is OnePlus, but their invites and customer service is still holding them back.

      • May 21, 2016

        This is a blanket comment (“other Chinese smartphone makers”) that is totally unfair and biased. I have never used an Elephone device, but I have had a few phones made by Xiaomi and Meizu as well as Huawei, all of which were excellent. My current phone is the Xiaomi Mi5 which works on LTE in Canada where I live – most Chinese phones do because most of them have Band 7 LTE which is supported by 2 of Canada’s largest carriers – Bell and Rogers. I love the Mi5 because of its 2-day plus battery life, light weight (129 grams), great build quality and reasonable price – beats most phones available in the US.

  3. Jack Inmanz
    May 21, 2016

    Elephone has been “working on” support for North America since the first day the phone was announced as “coming soon”. Wake me when it is actually available.

  4. Just another old guy
    May 22, 2016

    Based on a lot of poor reviews from elephone buyers, can i say that we better stay away from this brand ?

    • Karly Johnston
      May 23, 2016

      You can definitely say that. Not to mention $240 for an X10 when you can get an X20 for $180.

  5. Xalis
    May 22, 2016

    I feel like Elephone owns me, just because I wasted time writing this post to tell what everyone already knows, they are crap.