Elephone R9 is equipped with a multi-function Home button

As we informed before the presales for the newest Elephone models S7 and R9 started on their official website just yesterday and apparently in just a day the number of reservations exceeded 50.000 mark. Not bad at all.

Today we will take a closer look at the Elephone R9, specifically its Home button with integrated fingrprint scanner, because thanks to the E-touch 2.0 technology it can offer more than that.

With just one touch you can manage more than you would think depending on the length of the press. Light touch will just work as a Back button, double light touch or one press will bring you Home. Double Home press is the shortcut key and long press brings the recent taskbar. Is that enough for you ?

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The Home button is also protected by a glass cover which should make the fingerprint recognition faster and more precise. With more than 6H hardness it’s also very resistant and offers great protection, while looking fancy.

Elephone R9 has of course more appealing features like full metal body, deca-core Helio X20 processor or most importantly very low price tag of $139.99 making it one of the best price/performance phones in the market right now. For more information about the reservation event for Elephone R9 and S7 you can check out this or alternatively this link.

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  1. Monster Energy
    October 13, 2016

    this looks like physical button and touch button and fingerprint, how could they fit all those features there, besides is Amazing smartphone, l think everyone should get this beauty…

  2. JamesCM
    October 13, 2016

    What a relevant piece of information to have a full article on.
    EleChina is such a joy to read these days.

    What is your cut like? (from whatever Elephone pays GizChina)?

  3. Zdeněk Anděl
    October 13, 2016

    you mean like every other elephone smartphone?

  4. Giovanni
    October 13, 2016

    2 days of reservation period, and they have 50000 reservation!! Rhis smartphone will be a crack!!

  5. Muhammad Yasir
    October 13, 2016

    sounds fishy af for the price …

  6. Gaspar
    October 13, 2016

    I have reserved now my reservation, and we are arrived to 100.000!!! AWESOME!!!

  7. Massimo G
    October 14, 2016

    too many Hype on this reservation.. i hope for a real availability during the next month!
    Anyway phisical key with E-Touch 2 is a really good thing for customers experience!

    October 14, 2016

    More than 1,00,000 in 2+ days?? is it true? people are forgetting the existing devises and focusing on this hype?? It is not even clear when it would be available for purchase, they are taking appointments or reservations or what ever yo call, then there is no surety when customers will physically receive these smartphones. Ain’t it little confusing?


    • Squizzy911
      October 14, 2016

      it is the number of registered mails 😉 nothing more.

    • Monster Energy
      October 14, 2016

      the smartphone is good, l dont care about past, all l know that elephone now is making premium smartphones, and they’re getting updates, that’s all l need

  9. Midori Chen
    October 14, 2016

    So nice. The other two touch capacitive buttons would be omitted and only one key will manage all the functions. It’s great it would give more comfort but we would need time to become habituate because we use 3 keys usually. That’s why if it comes with virtual or on screen display then it can be fantastic.

  10. Lambros Didis
    October 14, 2016

    This phone do not have any final specs already !!!
    I do not know what I am preseling. 5.2 inch or 5.5 inch? Dimensions ?
    How can they sell something without even anounced the real specs ?
    WTF !?

  11. techi
    October 14, 2016

    The extra glass protection is a good thing, they could bring this thing earlier. But it’s never too late. Good things are always welcome. Yeah it’s true everyone is little bit confused about what are the basic differences between S7 and S7 mini, but in R9 I think there will be only 1 variant of 5.5″ so there is no confusion regarding this one.

  12. Girolamo
    October 14, 2016

    I finally booked this blessed S7 who I was waiting a long time!
    I was expecting a little bit less for the price, but it’s in line with the prices of other brands.

  13. Dany
    October 14, 2016

    Meanwhile they arrived to 145,000 bookings. I hope there aren’t long time of presale and that shipments starts soon. I look forward to seeing a real review to evaluate his shopping!!

  14. Rocky Raja
    October 14, 2016

    Sounds good. 1 master key for all tasks, and that same key works as fingerprint sensor covering a protective glass. And on the other side more than 1,60,000 appointments on 2 days,and 5 more days are yet to go. if the 1/4th of this customers order the smartphone, I’m thinking what a big number it would be for Elephone!

  15. Alfred
    October 14, 2016

    I read about many users who complain about the price of these smartphones.
    To these people I ask them to find me a phone with these features at a price far less than selling price of these elephone models.
    Find it, please, and then put the link that I’m going to buy!!

  16. SwervO
    October 31, 2016

    I wonder if it will get Nougat update and when???