Elephone G7 should come to the market at the beginning of January. When you first look at the handset, the first association you would probably make will be iPhone 6 Plus. Elephone G7 has the same shape and curves and even the same circle navigation button at the bottom. It’s obvious that the Chinese manufacturer was inspired by Cupertino’s handset. Without any doubt iPhone 6 plus looks sexy and stylish. But these are the only similarities you’ll find on Elephone G7. We’ve seen more brutal design rip offs by Chinese companies, however G7 is going to be recognized as iPhone 6 plus and you’ll see the reason once you look at the handset.
So what else is interesting about Elephone G7 ? It will come with metal frame and it will be thick as low as 5.5mm. Just for reference 5.5mm was the thinnest phone not long time ago – Gionee Elife S5.5. It will be interesting to see, if Elephone G7 will be able to resist bending being such a thin phone (iPhone 6 plus is 7.1mm thin). It physical measures look better compared to its Apples cousin. The Chinese is going to 152*76*5.5mm with weight of 156gr including the battery. Not bad for 5.5 inches smartphone.
The screen will be with HD resolution 720×1280, but still no word, if there’s going to be any protection layer for the glass.
It will spot MTK6592m CPU, which is 8-core 1.4 Ghz processor. It’s not the best of MTK chipsets, but at least in theory should work fine with HD resolution. Unfortunately Elephone G7 will be equipped with just 1GB or RAM and 8GB ROM, which is typical for low cost devices. There will be a microSD card slot and you can add up to 64GB.
The front and back cameras will 8MP and 13MP respectively.
The phone will be operating under Android 4.4.2 and a 2650mAh battery will serve for powering the phone.
Elephone G7 is already listed in some Chinese shopping websites with price about $150. It’s still pre-sell and the handset should be shipped after January 8th. We’ll see, if this is the regular price or there will be any change once the phone is officially released.