Nowadays, smartphone are mostly made out of two materials, either metal, plastic or a mix of the two. Well, apparently Elephone wasn’t satisfied with the already quite attractive design of the Elephone U & Elephone U Pro, so they decided to create a new version with a very fashionable material: ceramic.
Going with ceramic is a very brave choice for the Chinese phone maker because – as you probably know – even the tiniest of fractures developed throughout the process would render the whole piece of ceramic unusable. This obviously increases manufacturing costs and should make the phone slightly pricier, although we still aren’t aware what the base price is for the phone at the time of writing.
The more premium ceramic version will only be available for the better specced Elephone U Pro – which makes sense. This change of materials should make the phone look sleeker than it already looks, with a polished ceramic back which is also tougher and more scratch-resistant than glass. The ceramic material will then avoid having the poor signal problem we have with metal as well as allowing wireless charging to work through the body.
The Elephone U Pro is expected to come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 CPU along with 6GB of RAM and a massive 128GB of internal storage. Meanwhile, on the outside, we’ll find a large 5.99-inch FHD+ curved AMOLED display with an 18:9 aspect ratio coated in Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
Reservations for the Elephone U and Elephone U Pro will run on the company’s official website up until February 5th.