Elephone R9 coming with some seriously thin body


Another piece of information about the upcoming Elephone R9 just landed in our mailbox so we can add it to the puzzle. But first of all let’s go through what we already know about the phone.

So voilá, Elephone R9 will have a full metal body made by CNC processing and the fingeprint scanner is going to be located in the front while using some new modern materials and a protective glass. Display will be a 5,5-inch one with FullHD resolution and of course the trademark bezel-less design. It will be powered by the deca-core Helio X20 processor supported by 3 GB RAM and 32 GB of storage, main rear camera will be a 16 Mpix shooter while the front one will be only 8 Mpix and everything governed by the Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS. We should be getting also a special “Sapphire Classic” blue version, which looks just marvellous.

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Elephone are pretty proud about the resulting design and thin profile of the R9 model, allegedly their engineers have been working on such aestetic solution for more than a year. And of course to fullfill the quote we have an obligatory iPhone 6 Plus comparison in this matter, Elephone R9 is going to be 7,55 mm thin so beating the iPhone by 0.05 mm. Minimal difference, but looks good in the marketing papers right?

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Do you like the ultra thin phones ? What do you think about the Elephone R9 design ? Comments below the article are all yours.

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25 Comments

  1. Marius Cirsta
    August 30, 2016

    Rather than have 1 mm less in phone thickness I’d rather have more battery capacity added.
    I’ve held really thin phones and while they look great they’re not that great to hold in your hands.

  2. rigge
    August 30, 2016

    I think they are great looking phones. I don’t know why everybody is complaining about battery issue, it’s not 2011 anymore where you’d have to charge 2/day.. I’m sure Elephone will release with it stock Nougat or Marshmallow Android and it will be very battery efficient.

    • balcobomber25
      August 30, 2016

      Most people complain about this particular phone because it is Elephone and they have a terrible track record for quality and efficiency. Elephone needs the biggest battery possible.

      • Nam Dang
        August 30, 2016

        Yeah, I’m totally with you.
        Elephone is no premium brand, they’ll stay midrange for a while.
        Besides that, I feel the P9000 is quite solid.

  3. Girolamo
    August 30, 2016

    Really very thin, beautiful …. integrated battery or removable ???
    I wonder … how do you say anything bad about this phone ???

    • Trayanee
      August 31, 2016

      How? Thats easy…It is an elephone!

      • Hakim Farouk
        August 31, 2016

        Good one. Well said. haha

  4. R Z
    August 31, 2016

    OP3 is 7,35 mm.

  5. TheOracle
    August 31, 2016

    “Another piece of information about the upcoming Elephone R9 just landed in our mailbox”. So every spam email Elephone sends you is now news? I’m now convinced they’re paying you guys.

    • NextHype
      August 31, 2016

      IMHO Elephone don’t need to pay GC as they offer them an article to write without having to search for any information, so they can have enough articles a day to sustain our attention and cash in Ad money with minimum effort.

  6. Мич Боцески
    August 31, 2016

    I love it how these guys try to be competitive to the iPhone, which is a million times more expensive. The Sapphire color suits its metal case really good. I hope the battery life will be quite good as well.

  7. Rocky Raja
    August 31, 2016

    It is too too thin that I’m worried that users may drop it from hand. :p

  8. techi
    August 31, 2016

    I don’t know why elephone is continuously targeting iPhone?? From design to body, from body to screen. Hahaa.. It shows Apple is the best. So the competition is against the best.
    Then make a camera like iPhone 6 plus ??

  9. Chandan Mitra
    August 31, 2016

    Great! Now put some camera samples also. Cause I do photography, camera matters a lot for me.

  10. JaneGirl
    August 31, 2016

    hopefully it doesn’t bed, but it really looks good!

  11. Alfred
    August 31, 2016

    Create a smartphone so thin is a very good result, but personally my interst is to have high performance and reliability!!

  12. Dany
    August 31, 2016

    As I have repeatedly stated, I really like this model and see achieve a result like that increases my satisfaction. Bravi

  13. Gaspar
    August 31, 2016

    We read always more info about it …. but the date for the final release can you tell? I look forward to see a real unboxing.

  14. Giovanni
    August 31, 2016

    If I read “on-line”, it seems that elephone is unsatisfactory about customer care, but reading the forums, all the users speak well about smartphones…
    Who to believe ???
    As many say, I think there are people around, paid to discredit elephone …

  15. EXPLORER
    August 31, 2016

    Hopefully this time elephone would be serious and give proper support to the customers otherwise all of these are worthless.

  16. Michael 9
    August 31, 2016

    It’s a really nice looking phone and probably others agree with me on that

  17. Tera88
    August 31, 2016

    Like this once a lot and I think the company had stepped up their game with their recent models

  18. GGPlayer
    September 1, 2016

    release date?

  19. TimNotCook
    September 1, 2016

    price range??

  20. Hakim Farouk
    September 1, 2016

    4 more new fake accounts created by elephoney. TimNotCook , GGPlayer, Tera88, Michael 9. I’m pretty sure you’ll see them commenting on the next Elephone post. haha