Chinese smartphone brand Elephone has quietly launched a smartphone for the Indian market. First entered the Indian market in July 2015, the company has been silent for a while. Finally, it broke the silence with the latest smartphone – Elephone P9000. First launched in January last year globally, the smartphone is available for purchase exclusively on Amazon India for the price of Rs 11,999.
Design wise, the phones boasts of an 82% screen to body ratio and a sandstone back. The device also flaunts an ultra-narrow metal frame which company claims to be made of 7075 super-hard aircraft-grade aluminium using micro-arc oxidation technology.
As far as specs are concerned, the Elephone P9000 puts on a Full HD OGS display stretched across 5.5-inch. Inside are an octa-core MediaTek Helio P10 processor and 4GB of RAM for multitasking operations. The device also gets 32GB of internal storage further expandable via MicroSD card up to 64GB.
In terms of photography, the phone sports a 13-megapixel rear camera backed by Sony IMX258 sensor with autofocus and LED flash. Up front, it houses an 8-megapixel snapper for capturing selfies. The phone also gets a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and runs Android 7.0 Nougat right out of the box. It packs in a 3000mAh battery which the company claims to provide up to 22 hours of talktime and 500 hours of standby time.
It is a dual SIM and measures 14.8 x 0.9 x 7.4cm in dimensions. For connectivity, the Elephone P9000 gets all the standard features such as 4G, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, USB Type-C, and 3.5mm audio jack.
Earlier this week, Elephone also teased a bezel-less smartphone with a pop-up front camera. As per the teaser, the company is planning to design a smartphone with a non-existent top bezel. Thereby, lacking a selfie camera on the front panel. To overcome this constraint, the company has designed a front camera which slides up from the rear panel. We’re speculating that the company may implement this design in its upcoming flagship device. If you remember, Oppo once tried the similar stunt with its N-series smartphones.