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ELEPHONE M3 is first $199 Helio P10

by on09 February 2016

Pictured, 3GB, touch ID, 5.5 FHD display

MediaTek is shipping both mainstream /performance Helio P10s and Helio X20 higher-end SoCs. The phone manufacturers are finishing up the phones and some designs including ELEPHONE M3 will get this cool chip for $199. 

ELEPHONE M3 is a 3GB 5.5 inch Full HD phone with a MediaTek Helip P10 which is also known as MTK6755 SoC. This SoC has eight cores and it works at a top speed of 2.0GHz. The new SOC has significantly upgraded its dual-core 64-bit Mali-T860 GPU that should make the games run much faster than the MTK6753 and MTK6752. Compared to MTK6752 P10 the power consumption should be lower than 30 percent while improving the performance by 20 percent. 

The ELEPHONE M3 has a fingerprint reader (Touch ID), weighs 155 grams and is 7.7 millimetre thick. It measures 149.99mm x 74.3mm x 7.7mm. The phone ships with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage and supports a micro SD card up to 128GB. We wonder what would happen we shoved a 200 GB Sandisk card into this phone, and if it would work.


ELEPHONE M3 comes with LG 5.5 inch screen with an 85 percent screen-to-body ratio and 401 pixel-per-inch.

The phone supports two SIM cards and has non detachable 3000 mAh battery. It comes with a 3.5 inch stereo headphone connector and Type C USB. It will ship with Android 5.1 but it will get an update to Android 6.0.

ELEPHONE M3 has a 21 megapixel camera and USB 3.0 support while the 2GB version comes with 16GB storage, 13 megapixel rear camera and USB 2.0. The cheaper phone won't support pump express plus charging technology. The 16GB version cost less than $199 but we could not find the price of the device.


The 32GB version with 3GB RAM costs $199 in gold, space grey and rose gold. The TELEPHONE M3 with 3GB, sometimes called ELEPHONE M3 Plus comes with a Sony IMX 230 21 megapixel sensor. The front camera has an OV8858 84-degree wide angle 8 megapixel camera which does a good job.


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