13 Oct Elephone Vowney – the Best of Both Worlds
In 2006, in Shenzhen, China, Elephone, a mobile communication company was founded with the intent to start off with research and development and thus provide the local market initially and the rest of the world consequently with exclusive and innovative smartphones and handheld devices. Competition is still high and perhaps even more severe than ever, yet the smallish Elephone is still laboriously toiling at conquering their position within the overcrowded marketplace. It does come as a surprise that precisely Elephone is the company, which will provide the world with the first ever dual-boot Windows 10 and Android 5.0 flagship smartphone.
The design of the smartphone, the Elephone Vowney, is rather classic, it is somewhere between Samsung Galaxy 6, the Apple iPhone 6 and the Sony Xperia Z5, but the design is only the beginning of the shocking package, which is supposed to hit the stores with a ridiculous 250 quid or less price tag. Why that price is ridiculous becomes clear once the specs are revealed and these are truly pushing the boundaries significantly.
The Elephone Vowney is an elegant smartphone with a 5.5 inch QHD IPS LCD touchscreen display, featuring a high-end display resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels, which results in some 535 ppi pixel density, nowadays considered flagship quality. It is powered by the MediaTek MT6795 octa-core processor clocking at some 2.2 GHz, the internal storage is set at 64 GB, but there is a microSD slot for storage expansion; the memory is 3 GB of RAM is also indicative of the attempt to create a flagship device. The main camera is the 20.7 megapixel camera with the Sony Exmor IMX230 sensor, the secondary camera is still an impressive 8 MP. The main camera can shoot 4k video. There is fingerprint scanner, of course, and the integrated battery is removable and 4200 mAh.
The delivery of the smartphone is scheduled for the end of October, but pre-sales have already commenced. Unfortunately Elephone is notorious for changing specs at the last minute and some people caution purchasers that the dual-boot gimmick might turn out to be not true. In any case, with the aforementioned specs, the Vowney is still a great smartphone, if the manufacturing quality can comply and correlate with the features at hand. Please stay posted for the latest, as soon as the Elephone Vowney is being delivered an in-depth test will be performed.