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Elephone’s Vowney could be the best spec-filled smartphone and only retails for less than RM 1,300


Chinese manufacturer Elephone hasn’t received as much attention compared to Huawei and Xiaomi, who’ve been making waves in China and abroad. Though, the lesser-known manufacturer has its own niche which it occupies; large battery capacities – at least evident on their P5000 (5350 mAh) and P8000 (4,200 mAh) models. But what does the Vowney bring to the table? If the title didn’t catch your attention, the rest just might.

The Vowney (an odd name choice) has a 5.5-inch QHD (2560 x 1440) display, while a 64-bit 2.2GHz MediaTek Helio X10 is behind the smartphone’s brains. It’s also supported by a massive (flagship standard) 4GB of RAM and 32GBs of expandable internal memory – this device packs a huge punch.


The specs doesn’t stop there, as this device also boasts LTE connectivity in its dual-SIM slots, NFC and even a fingerprint scanner on the back. Also found on the back is a 21-megapixel Sony sensor equip with Phase Detection Auto Focus and 4K video recording capabilities. Flip it over and you’ll see an 8-megapixel sensor up front.

Weighing only 156grams, you can expect this device to not have a full metal unibody but it does have a 4000 mAh battery inside. It starts shipping on the 20th of November and will be available for pre-order on its international website for only US$ 290 (RM 1,238). Seemingly, it appears that once the pre-order is over, the device will sell for US$ 360 (RM 1,537), so make sure you decide quick.


So far, in terms of specs the device has almost no compromise but we’ll let this Android 5.1 running device be officially tested before jumping to conclusions. It’ll be interesting to see if Elephone manages to disrupt the market but are users ready to adopt something so foreign to them? How about you personally, could you see yourself purchasing a smartphone from a nearly unknown brand? Let us know in the comments below.

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