Elephone Launches P3,999 Elephone S1 in the Philippines

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Chinese brand Elephone recently launched the Elephone S1 in the Philippines. The smartphone features a quad core MediaTek processor, a 13MP Sony IMX camera, and a P3,999 price tag.


The Elephone S1

With a price tag a shade below 4k, the Elephone S1 has a lot to offer. For starters, it features a 5-inch 720p display with on-cell lamination and IPS tech. It has a metal frame with round corners and back-to-back glass panels. Inside you’ll find a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek processor, a Mali-400MP GPU and 1GB of RAM. It has 8GB of storage (which you can expand up to 64GB via a microSD card) and a non-removable 1800mAh battery.

The S1 also boasts a 13MP camera touting a capable Sony IMX149 sensor, and a 2MP front facing one. The main camera has various shooting modes, 1080p recording and a tough Sapphire lens. At this point though, image quality is still a question mark.

The rest of the specs include Bluetooth v4, GPS, an FM Radio and a fingerprint scanner.

Price and Availability

Those interested in getting the Elephone S1 will have to wait a few more days. Selling will start on April 18, 12 noon. The smartphone is exclusively available at Lazada.

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Elephone S1 key specs:

  • 5-inch IPS HD Display with On-cell lamination technology (1280 x 720; 294 ppi)
  • 1.3GHz Quad-Core MediaTek MT6580 Processor
  • Mali-400MP GPU
  • 1GB RAM / 8GB internal storage +microSD up to 64GB
  • 13MP Main Camera with Sony IMX149 sensor, LED flash, 1080p video
  • 2MP Front Camera
  • Dual SIM (1x micro, 1x nano), dual standby
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth v4.0
  • GPS; A-GPS
  • FM Radio
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • Android 5.1 Lollipop with Freeme OS
  • 1800 mAh non-removable battery
  • Dimensions: 5.47 x 2.74 x 0.26 in
  • Colors: black, white
  • Price: PHP3,999

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