Along with the P9000 Edge, the company announced two more devices in the P9000 series with toned down specs, namely the Elephone P9000 and the P9000 Lite. However, both the phones still feature powerful hardware.
Looks wise, the phone is pretty well built, with super thin bezels and an overall thin body. The phone features 1.6mm thin bezels which is pretty impressive, taking the screen to body ratio to 82%. The overall body is made out of good quality plastic with a matte finish at the back. A metal frame goes around the body. Unlike the Edge model, the fingerprint sensor is located at the back of the device, below the camera sensor.
Inside, it comes with the same MT6755 Helio P10 octa-core processor with 4GB RAM. But the storage is reduced to 32GB, which is still quite generous. You have a 5.5-inch display up front with 1920 x 1080p pixel resolution. With thin bezels, the display of the phone looks quite vibrant. The overall thickness of the body is 8mm.
At the back, you get a 13MP camera (as opposed to 21MP on the Edge variant) but you have the same Laser Autofocus present on the device. Up front, you get an 8MP shooter. The battery remains the same as the Edge, i.e. 3000mAh with support for 9V 2.5A Quick Charge, which can charge the phone to 100% in just 70 minutes. For software, you get the latest Android 6.0 version with the company’s customized UI on top.
Like the Elephone P9000 Edge, this version also comes with a number of connectivity features such as NFC, Wireless Charging, and USB Type-C apart from the standard options like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. It comes with dual SIM dual standby with 4G LTE support. The bands supported are as follows: FDD-LTE: Band 1/3/7/20 (800/1800/2100/2600MHz).
The company will announce the pricing of the Elephone P9000 on Monday and it will be available by the end of the month. But according to the company’s official store, the P9000 is listed as out of stock for
$329.99 $269.99 (updated). So, this could be the official price tag of the device.
ELEPHONE P9000 Lite
Along with the flagship P9000, the company also announced the Elephone P9000 Lite version which will retail for a cheaper price tag. The phone also comes with Helio P10 octa-core chip with 4GB RAM and 32GB ROM, but there are a few areas, where the company has sacrificed in terms of features.
For example, the camera at the back is still 13MP but with an OV3850 sensor and the front camera downgrades to 5MP. Also, you don’t have the usual connectivity features of the P9000 like Wireless Charging, Fingerprint Sensor, or NFC. But the phone has the USB Type-C port and comes with the latest Android 6.0 build with the company’s skin on top.
Pricing and availability details are unknown at the moment, but more details coming soon.