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Elephone P9000 phones have Helio P10

by on19 January 2016

January launch but shipping later

Chinese manufacturer Elephone has announced two new phones based around MediaTek's Helio P10 SoC –  the Elephone P9000 and Elephone P9000 lite.  It claims that it is the first company to get the new Helio P10 SoCs.

The Elephone P9000 has the Helio P10, a MT6755 Octa core 2.0GHz and Mali T860 GPU. The P9000 lite has the same SoC but with a few features missing. Both phones come with Android 6.0 and 4GB Samsung RAM and 32GB ROM.

Elephone P9000 is a 5.5 inch phone with an LG manufactured, LTPS OGS screen that supports 93 percent of NTSC and has 1920x1080 full HD resolution. The company is proud tthat the phone's  bezel is only 1.6mm and that the screen to body ratio is at 82 percent.

The rear camera has a Sony IMX258 13MP sensor at F/2.0 with laser focus and double color temperature, dual flash. The front camera has an 8 megapixel OV8858 sensor with a 84 degree angle.

The phone supports dual SIM and LTE CAT 6, which is a standard feature of the updated Helios P10 modem. It supports 802.11a/b/g/n wifi with both 2.4G/5G and a 3000mAh-3080mAh (Li-POL battery). There is a support for quick charge with PE+ 2.5A/1.67A(5V/7V/9V) 1.25A(12V) voltages.

With the help of quick charge Elephone claims that you can charge as much as 25 percent of the battery in 10 minutes. The Elephone P9000 uses USB Type C, NCF, wireless charging,and a  fingerprint sensor and a programmable smart key that can be used to  mute your phone. As it is programmable, you can teach the button to do something else if you want.

The phone has an aluminium alloy frame, comes in black or white, measures 148.4x73.2x7.3mm and weighs about 145 grams.

The P9000 lite version of the phone has only a few differences other than a lower price. It has the same Helio P10 64-bit Octa-core, 4GB RAM+32GB ROM, 5.5" FHD, narrow Bezel,3000-3080mAh battery and Type-C but is missing the touch ID fingerprint sensor and wireless charging. The P9000 has a different camera sensor with 13 megapixel OV13850 and a 5 megapixel front camera.


It weighs a few grams less at 139 grams and measures 148.4x74.2x7.3mm. Both phones will ship with Android 6.0.The Elephone P9000 will sell for $269.99 and the P9000 lite will sell for $219.99. The company has the Elephone M3 listed at one of its shops and it promises to start shipping it for $269.99 in February.

Last modified on 19 January 2016
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