New Elephone R9 confirmed with the Sapphire Classic looks


Latest official word from Elephone concerning the new Elephone R9 model is talking about releasing it as a “Classic Sapphire”, which judging by the picture accompanying the press release means just a custom “sapphire” blue look and not any actual usage of the sapphire glass or anything.

As we already know the bezel-less Elephone R9 is coming with 5,5-inch FullHD display, deca-core Helio X20 processor, 3 GB RAM, 32 GB of storage, full metal body, rear 16 MPix camera, front selfie 8 Mpix camra, fingerprint scanner integrated into the Home button and Android 6.0 Marshmallow as the OS.

We should be getting R9 finally released in September and looks like the ultra thin body coupled with the briliiant sapphire design could maybe even challenge the upcoming iPhone 7, or at least Elephone would surely like that.

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25 Comments

  1. Rocky Raja
    August 25, 2016

    Challenging iPhone?? Isn’t it weird?
    What about the pricing?? iPhone like? Lol
    Chinese brands are doing great this days. Cheap priced phones are giving more that costly heavyweights.

  2. SnowyCat
    August 26, 2016

    it actually looks like the oppo r9, thought this is the reason for the name

  3. DeMichaelis
    August 26, 2016

    p9000 edge is dead ?

  4. Tommi
    August 26, 2016

    Maybe next year these chinese phones get upgrade with Helio x30 😛

  5. NextHype
    August 26, 2016

    Looks like they’re challenging Oppo, naming their rip off R9 and giving it the same home button and back design (antenna crossing camera instead of antenna under camera like iPhone).

    Or just betting some ppl will think buying an Oppo product when putting an Elefraud R9 in their online cart by mistake.

  6. EXPLORER
    August 26, 2016

    Looks cool 🙂
    Will be waiting to know about other specifications. If the style could different it could be great. I want to know about pricing.

  7. Chandan Mitra
    August 26, 2016

    So all the Elephone new models are going to release in September?? Yesterday I read that Elephone S7 will release in September and now in this post it is written as R9 will release in September. Can anyone clarify which model will actually release on September??

  8. balcobomber25
    August 26, 2016

    Looks like Elephone is switching gears and becoming a clone phone maker. This is nearly a carbon copy (only difference is the flash location) of the Oppo R9, it even uses the name.

    I am normally someone who will defend phones looking a like but this is as close to a blatant rip off as you can find. This is on Goophones level.

  9. techi
    August 26, 2016

    Perviously I saw there was a gold version and now this . So it will be in 2 color options ??

  10. TheBestt
    August 26, 2016

    This one looks really good, I would like to get it

  11. ukgamer335
    August 26, 2016

    Can’t deny it’s a nice looking phone…

  12. Alfred
    August 26, 2016

    Lately, elephone is pulling out many products with fantastic design.
    September is near, I’ll see the first unboxing soon!!!

  13. Dany
    August 26, 2016

    All colors could choose, but “Sapphire” is horrible!

  14. cookieGirl
    August 26, 2016

    an iphone clone…. how original, wish it came with that quality as well, wouldn’t break in a week

  15. JTiG
    August 26, 2016

    anyone knows when it comes out?

    • Jake Neal
      August 26, 2016

      would be interested in this as well!

  16. Hakim Farouk
    August 27, 2016

    Beware people. Dany and Alfred are the 2 new fake commenters for Elephone. Beyond ridiculous.. They joined yesterday just to comment on all those Elephone posts. (of course, plus the already existing 90% fake commenters here. haha)

    • Dany
      August 27, 2016

      you’re really funny … see conspiracies everywhere. Maybe you belong to enlightened??

      • Hakim Farouk
        August 27, 2016

        you belong to enlightened? haha. did you google translate that? that doesn’t make any sense.

  17. Gaspar
    August 27, 2016

    Why do you think this? I’m fake me too? I joined also yesterday, because I’m looking for an elephone smartphone for me, and I want understand what is better for me.
    I saw elephone to my friend, and I like it so much and I want buy. It’s a crime??

    • Hakim Farouk
      August 27, 2016

      Yup, you’re fake too. Just so people are aware. haha. You’re hilarious. I’m looking for an elephone for myself so I decided to join yesterday just to post all those comments on an elephone posts.

      • Gaspar
        August 27, 2016

        I think you have something wrong … maybe a few screws loose … never thought to go to a doctor ??

        • Trayanee
          August 29, 2016

          You are not looking for info on elephone. You are actively praising it under multiple articles. I do get bots arent working anymore because ppl are not that dumb so once again fake comments/advertising has to be done by humans. Maybe next step should be employing more skilled humans, who would be able to conceal their intentions better.

  18. Girolamo
    August 27, 2016

    For me is important the camera, I use it to work and I want it in the smartphone. If it has a professional camera, I’ll take it for sure!

  19. Giovanni
    August 27, 2016

    I want discover more about this phone, I think can be a beautiful surprise!