Even before the first units arrive on lucky users’ hands, Elephone uploaded two videos showing the unboxing and short hands-on of the Elephone U Pro. As you can see in the video below, once you have slid the lid of the box off, you’ll find the U Pro safely packed away in a clear envelope and sitting in a molded tray. Beneath the tray, you can find two small boxes, that contain a clear protective case, a small tool for opening the sim card slot, and a user manual. Last but not least, there is a USB Type-C cable for charging and data transfer as well as a Quick Charge USB wall charger.
As usual, after the unboxing comes the hands-on video. The feeling of getting your hands on a newly opened device is something that cannot be explained. It’s like when you buy a new car and the interior smells like “new”. The same happens with the Elephone U Pro when you realize just how good a job Elephone did at curving both sides of the display, software optimization and picking top-notch hardware.
The Combination of Gorilla Glass 5 and a curved, flexible AMOLED display enables the device to feature a marvelous appearance with 3 gorgeous colors to pick from. U Pro’s major keystones are its blazing fast Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC that boosts its Android 8 OS to a peak performance. This also portrays the company’s desire: it no longer wants to be recognized as just another ordinary Shenzhen-based brand. Elephone’s designers clearly devoted a lot of time into the development of the user interface and into more intuitive and futuristic navigation buttons as well, which can be hidden completely. All in all, the initial impressions of the Elephone U Pro are indeed impressive and will even increase and most importantly: prove to be true.