Saturday, February 24, 2024

Smartphone brand Elephone debuts in PH via Lazada

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Elephone is now in the Philippines and will be exclusively sold online ? at least in the near term ? through e-commerce site Lazada.


?The strategic partnership between Lazada and Elephone gives us great confidence to enter the Southeast Asian market, and offer Filipinos new and exciting products,? said Jingui Ji, chief executive officer of HK Elephone Communication Tech.

?We are launching three models which we feel could strongly change how Filipinos appreciate smartphones. This is just the first step as we are poised to offer more exciting products in the coming months,? he said.

The Elephone P9000, P8000, and S1 will be available in the Philippines exclusively through Lazada starting April 18, 12:00 noon.


The P9000, which sells for P11,499, features a 1.6mm narrow bezel and 5.5-inch OGS screen with 1920 X 1080 resolution and 85% color saturation.

With a micro arc carved surface built with a metal frame, the P9000 is powered with a 4GB RAM and runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

The unit has a large capacity battery with quick charge technology. It also has a built-in secure fingerprint touch ID which controls app permissions and unlocking the device.

The NFC-enabled P9000 offers exchange of data between devices within the 10.00 cm range.

Lastly, the P9000 is built with a Sony IMX258 13-megapixel CMOS sensor, F/2.0 large aperture, and laser-aided auto-focus feature, as well as a speedy shutter, to always users capture those special moments vividly.


With 5.5? Full HD display, the P8000 is packed with 3GB RAM, 16GB ROM, and runs on Android 5.1 OS (it will be upgraded to Android 6 by mid-May 2016).

The P8000, which has a tag price of P7,799, also has 64-bit Octa Core SOC integrated with A53 structure technology, which enables the device to provide high-performance at lower CPU consumption.

It offers 21 hours of talk time, as well as 2-4 days standby time owing to its 4165mAh battery which keeps the power consumption of the P8000 at a low level. Charging is also not a problem with the P8000, its unique smart 2A input allows the phone to be quickly charged from 0% to 10% in 10 minutes.

Armed with a press-touch ID, the P8000 secures the device with fingerprint ID which allows its owner to access the device in one stroke.

Lastly, with its 13MP Samsung primary camera performing in low-light condition with anti-reflection technology, images taken with the P8000 are certainly at par with those taken using DSLR cameras.


The S1, meanwhile, comes in double-sided glass and metal framing, allowing its owner to better enjoy the unit both visually and ergonomically. It will retail for P3,999.

Equipped with MT6580 quadcore CPU, built-in Hexagon DSP Core, and Running on Freeme OS, the 142.3 gram and 6.7 mm slim Elephone S1 offers fast and all around Android capabilities.

The S1 is built with a 13MP Sony IMX149 rear camera which allows 1080P shooting and supports various effects such as black and white, embossing, neon glow, etc. Its sapphire lens also protects the camera from any chips and breakage due to falling or scratching.


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