Elephone Is $50 Android Smartphone From China

Elephone Is $50 Android Smartphone From China
Elephone Is $50 Android Smartphone From China

Elephone is a relatively small smartphone manufacturer from China, and as most of its local competitors, its business strategy boils down to offering as much value for consumers’ buck as possible. The $50 Elephone G1.

It features 4.5-inch display with a resolution of 480 x 854, good for 218 pixels per inch, which is solid for this class. The device is powered by a quad-core MediaTek MT6582M processor with 1.3GHz cores and a Mali-400 GPU from ARM, along with 512MB of RAM. The rest of the specs include a 5-megapixel rear camera, a 1.3-megapixel selfie snapper, two SIM card slots (3G and 2G), and 4GB of microSD-expandable internal storage. Finally, the Elephone G1 relies on a 1,800 mAh Li-Po battery to keep the lights on and is running on a lightly skinned version of Android 4.4.2 KitKat.

Sure, parts of the specs sheet read a little like we’re back in 2013, but do keep in mind that this thing costs $49.99; no matter where you live; and it also looks pretty nice, thanks to its ZTE Nubia-like styling. The device is currently in a pre-order phase, and it’s unclear when exactly shipping will commence ($15 via DHL, by the way).


Amarnath Natarajan

I am a freelance programmer and tech enthusiast. In my spare time I contribute to this website.

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