The upcoming Elephone model the Elephone R9 so far looked quite good in the released pictures and the super thin metal design certainly suited the purpose. But seems like the company opted for a slight change of course with their bezel policy compared to their previously released models.
Not fully following the recent influx of the “bezel-less” phones (including some of their own models like the S3 for example) Elephone decided to go with ultra narrow bezels in the R9 instead of none. There is some merit to the idea though and they are even backing it up with some market research saying that users often complained in fingers accidentally touching the edges of the screen with the true bezel-less phones. So as for the R9 the decision goes the way of ultra narrow 0.6 mm bezels to get the best of both worlds.
The Elephone R9 is expected to be officially released very soon so hopefully the full confirmed list of specifications and more importantly the pricing will be made public. And of course we will be standing by to inform our readers about that.