Looking back at the Elephone’s 2016 phones

With the end of the year rapidly approaching apparently even the big manufactuers can get sentimental and look back at their year with the occasional tear in the eye. So let’s take a look how Elephone fared so far during 2016.

They kicked off the year releasing the Elephone P9000 model, which garnered quite some success and good sales and the following Elephone S3 in the first half the year introduced the bezel-less inclination that is central for most of their phone until today.

Second half of the year brought us the budget Elephone C1 fighting mainly with the low price point and not the specifications and finally recently we have seen the Elephone S7 and R9 models coming to the market. Main focus and spotlight is mainly stolen by the S7 with its reasonable hardware and exquisite looks with a lumia wave design of the back cover as the cherry on the top. Oh and all that for $139.99? Good move by the Elephone, that’s one hell of a value there.

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As a part of the nostalgic reminiscencing Elephone are also assuring the customers that also for the next year they are planning to give all the firmware update and software support for all the models released in 2016 so no need to be afraid of any abandonment issues. Let’s cross our fingers they really mean that.

You can find more information on the official Elephone facebook pages or their twitter account.

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  1. _jack_
    November 1, 2016

    why do you keep refusing marking posts as “sponsored”? I’m pretty sure most of us are fine with ads, as long as they are clearly marked. This one here is not. And if it is really a normal news, its pretty pointless imo.
    BTW, I am still waiting for the Ele Watch…

  2. Radz Rastas
    November 1, 2016

    Oh wait only 5 2016 models , I could of sworn the ELE haters told me they were putting out 3 a month.

    • lildwell
      November 2, 2016

      I could’ve sworn they were putting out three a day with all the ads, I mean articles, they were putting out. Go back to http://www.elephone.hk/job

  3. TheOracle
    November 2, 2016

    Goodbye Gizchina. You’ve lost a long time reader here with all these Elephone sponsored articles.

  4. PietroSoft
    November 2, 2016


  5. NextHype
    November 2, 2016

    S7 and R9 aren’t released yet, they’re still in pre-order… if Elephone hold their calendar like they did with P9000, consumers may not get their S7 or R9 before 2017.

    • fuzzz
      November 3, 2016

      I waited my p9000 for 4months!!!! and when it arrived, it was a hell of disappointment

  6. TheOracle
    November 2, 2016

    And dro id he ad lines, gi zmo china I guess?

  7. Ru77
    November 2, 2016



  8. Maya~
    November 2, 2016

    it is interesting to see how far they have come and how much they have accomplished within one year.

  9. Marria
    November 2, 2016

    i heard about p9000 when it was released that it is a great phone, but now there are people telling me otherwise (which makes me a bit confused), hopefully they can resolve issues with that, but it seems like they have quite a few new smartphones in their release pipe line, so maybe those will be good and there won’t be any complaints about the quality (realistically, there are always people who complain and find something they don’t like even though the thing seems nearly perfect for others.. i am not saying these phones will be perfect, but hopefully the company will do their best so people wouldn’t have anything to complain about)

  10. Jimmy D.
    November 2, 2016

    Has it really been a year since P9000 release already? Time has flown just right past through… Hopefully they will end up the year with a good release as well, just as they started it!

  11. OverPlayed
    November 2, 2016

    C1 model was just a really random and unexpected release to be honest… Other phones on the time line were good enough and I can’t wait to see more 🙂

  12. Андрей Буту́сов
    November 2, 2016

    now i wanna know what they have ready up their sleeves for 2017. i am sure they will release a ton of new models again 😀

  13. Giovanni
    November 3, 2016

    This in reply to all those who have always spoken ill of Elephone!

  14. Lambros Didis
    November 3, 2016

    S7 and especialy R9 will be delivered in 2017 !
    Whats wrong with you guys !?

    November 3, 2016

    I must say P9000 was a line changer for Elephone! Since then so many improvements were made.

  16. Girolamo
    November 3, 2016

    The upgrades are the basis of a smartphone’s company, and elephone, even with the upgrade to Android 7 for P9000, has shown that it’s one thing they cares about.

  17. Gaspar
    November 3, 2016

    Let’s hope they’ll release frequent updates and not the usual laggards updates, and maybe at the end in one year they release one or two …

  18. Dany
    November 3, 2016

    I hope that they keep his word. Until now they aren’t distinguished themselves in this!

  19. Alfred
    November 4, 2016

    Elephone start to get serious …

  20. BS
    November 9, 2016

    P9000 and S3 are still my favourites…