Helio X20 Powered Elephone P9000 Will Support US LTE bands – Affordable Mobile Computing Coming Your Way

Omar Sohail
Posted Nov 7, 2015
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The last time we provided details concerning Elephone P9000, we spoke about how the handset was going to feature MediaTek’s Helio X20 chipset, which would definitely bulldoze the likes of Exynos 7420 and Snapdragon 810 as far as processing performance was concerned. Now, smartphone consumers residing in the US and Canada have another reason to make Elephone P9000 their next purchase.

Elephone P9000 Will Be Compatible With US LTE Bands – Sports Other Impressive Hardware As Well

According to the details present on the company’s website, Elephone P9000 provides support for the following frequencies:

  • FDD-LTE: Band 1/3/7/20 (800/1800/2100/2600MHz)
  • WCDMA: Band 1/2/5/8 (850/900/1900/2100MHz)
  • GSM: Band 2/3/5/8 (850/900/1800/1900MHz)

Given that the price of Elephone P9000 is expected to be $329.99 when it officially goes on sale during the month of November, we expect the handset to be quite popular amongst consumers who are not used to shelling ridiculous amounts of money on a flagship smartphone. There are several perks of owning the smartphone in our opinion. In our comparison against Galaxy Note 5, there were more than a few things present in the upcoming handset that would compel users to forget about their currently owned device.

Starting off, Elephone P9000 is going to be running a Helio X20, which from a price/performance aspect, offers a much more affordable and powerful solution to majority of the smartphone populace. Secondly, the handset will be incorporated with a Type-C USB port, and while it might take a while for this particular port to popularize, it is able to deliver twice the speed of USB 3.0 (5 Gbps), which is 10Gbps. Elephone P9000 will have 4GB of RAM, and apart from 32GB of internal storage, users will be able to expand their existing storage through the use of a MicroSD card (up to a limit of 128GB).

Last, but certainly not least, Elephone P9000 is going to be sold during the month of December and is going to be running Android Marshmallow ‘out of the box’, which is sufficient motivation for those who want to own a powerful handset running the latest and greatest operating system update from Google. We have listed the detailed hardware specifications of the smartphone so that you can have a better understanding of what you will end up purchasing in the future.

Hardware specification differencesElephone P9000Galaxy Note 5
Processor2 x Cortex-A72 at 2.5GHz + 4 x Cortex-A53 at 2.0GHz + 4 x Cortex-A53 at 1.4GHz4 x Cortex-A57 at 2.1GHz + 4 x Cortex-A53 at 1.5GHz
Battery3,100mAh3,000mAh
RAM4GB4GB
Screen size and display type5.5 inch IPS OGS5.7 inch Super AMOLED
Internal storage32GBAvailable in the 32 and 64GB models
Removable card slotYes (up to 128GB)No
Wireless connectivity chips802.11n Wi-Fi adapter (dual-band) and Cat 4 LTE modem802.11ac Wi-Fi adapter and Cat 9 LTE modem
Camera sensor details20.7MP rear and 8MP front 16MP rear and 5MP front
Resolution1920 by 1080 pixels2560 by 1440 pixels
Chipset Helio X20Exynos 7420
External storageUp to 128GBNone
Dual-SIM capable?YesNo
Operating systemWill be running Android Marshmallow 6.0Android Lollipop 5.1.1
Price$329.99 (Lowest price listed on Geekbuying.com)$716.53 (Lowest price listed on Amazon.com for 32GB unlocked variant)

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