Chinese smartphone maker Elephone (HK Elephone Communication Tech Co. Limited) has introduced in the Philippines three of its latest affordable Elephone models that are exclusively available through the one-stop shopping and selling destination portal Lazada starting April 18 at 12 noon. These models consist of Elephone S1, P8000 and P9000.
Jingui Ji, Chief Executive Officer at Elephone, said their partnership with Lazada provides them confidence to enter the Southeast Asian market, and offer Filipinos new and exciting products.
“We are confident that their wide geographical reach, vast cash-on-delivery network, and dedicated customer service will surely add value to our product offerings,” said Ji. “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,” Ji added.
Inanc Balci, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Lazada Philippines, on the other hand, noted that the combined Lazada’s effortless shopping and Elephone’s effortless user experience promises a fruitful partnership which they look forward to establish in the Philippines.
Elephone P9000 is the company’s first Helio Pro Octa-core smartphone which uses Helio P10 MTK6755 64-bit processor that comes with 4GB of RAM. It runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow and has a built-in 32GB of storage and expandable up to 256GB via microSD. It is energized by a 3000 mAh battery that supports wireless charging and Quick Charge.
P9000 sports a 5.5-inch OGS display with a 1920 x 1080 resolution and 85% color saturation for a clear image. The device is built with metal frame and has 13-megapixel Sony IMX258 rear camera. It is an NFC-enabled device which can exchange data between devices within the 10-centimeter range. The device costs Php11,499.
Running Android 5.1 operating system, the Elephone P8000 is powered by a 64-bit MTK6753 Octa-core CPU and uses Mali-T720 GPU. More applications can be installed with the handset’s 3GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. The handset’s OS will be upgraded to Android 6 by mid-May 2016.
P8000 comes with a 5.5-inch 1080P FHD screen and a 13-megapixel Samsung camera, and a 4165mAh battery. The phone has a smart 2A input which allows it to be quickly charged from 0% to 10% in 10 minutes. The handset will be sold at Php7,799.
The most affordable among three models, Elephone S1 is equipped with MT6580 Quad-core processor, Hexagon DSP Core, and running on Freeme OS. It is equipped with 5.0-inch HD screen, has adopted on-cell lamination, IPS technology, and a 720 HD display for a better photo and video viewing. The device is packed in double-sided glass and metal framing and built with a 13-megapixel Sony IMX149 rear camera. The phone is priced at Php3,999.