Geekbuying has one device listed. The phone comes from Elephone and it is not-surprisingly called Elephone M3. It is a 5.5 inch dual SIM device with MT 6755 which is better known as the Helio P10 Octa core.
These eight cores work at 2.0 GHz and should be more efficient than the MTK 6753 SoC that it is replacing. The GPU will also be updated to Mali 860 MP2 at 700 MHz.
The phone will launch with Android 5.1 but the company has sworn on its mother’s grave that it will update to Android 6.0 soon. It comes with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage and mandatory micro SD slot. The M3 has a 5.5 inch 1920x1080 FHD screen with on-cell display and 2.5D glass. It has a full metal body.
The new 4G modem now supports Cat 6 speeds of 300 Mbits per second download and 50Gbit per seconds upload so it should satisfy even the most demanding network providers such as Vodafone, T-mobile in Europe. We are talking about the modem working, even if it is not certified for some of these networks. Elephone is popular for “bring your own device customers.”
The Elephone M3 ships with 21 megapixel rear camera with Sony IMX230 sensor. This is nice sensor for this market segment and of course the phone has a flashlight and auto focus. The front camera comes with 8 megapixel resolution which is quite high for any phone.
The gold-coloured phone comes with Type-C USB 3.0 connector, touch ID and 3000 mAh battery. Geekbuying claims that the phone measures 149.9 x 74.3 x 7.7mm and weights 155 grams. The device is listed for $269.99 and can be reordered today.
With its high quality metal finish, great specification this might be a rather interesting device to consider. However we think that there will be more affordable Helio P10 powered devices in $150 to $200 range.