The Elephone is one of the most interesting Chinese company that had some interesting smartphones last year, and Elephone U2 was announced back in October ’18 during the 2nd Chongqing International Mobile Phone Exhibition and it is the first pop-up camera smartphone from the popular Chinese manufacturer. It is expected to hit the market soon although it is a bit delayed as other pop-up camera devices have been released since the announcement, but better late than never. Elephone released a new official Elephone U2 side-by-side with Oppo F11 Pro design comparison video, A quick look at is not bringing any new info though so all we know about it is based just on looking at the few-second teaser video Below.
Today we can see both devices side-by-side and check out the differences in design. As you can see in the video above, the U2 features a dual front camera whereas the F11 Pro hosts a single camera. On the back of the device, each phone follows a different design approach as Elephone placed the triple rear camera on the upper left corner and Oppo followed the center placement. As you might have noticed, there is no fingerprint sensor on the back of Elephone U2. The Chinese manufacturer decided to leave the back panel as clear as possible, so they’ve used a side fingerprint sensor instead.
Both are characterized by a pop-up selfie camera with dual sensors in the case of Elephone U2. No further details were provided regarding the technical data sheet, from the previous statements we know of the presence of a 6.26 inch screen, a triple rear camera and a side mounted fingerprint reader (choice dictated by the solutions available last year, when the readers integrated in the displays were still very expensive and poorly adopted).
The specs of the phone are partially still a mystery because of a few of those. Like the 6,26-inch display, pop-up dual selfie camera, triple rear cameras, side mounted fingerprint scanner, Android 9 Pie system or unspecified “Translator” feature, whatever that means. But at least you can check today the new set of pictures for the phone because it gets compared with the already released Oppo F11 Pro. The ELEPHONE U2 uses slightly different pop-up selfie camera module, but for the comparison sake, it’s not a bad idea to have both of them next to each other.
All that remains to Elephone is to confirm the launch date and the price of U2, putting an end to this endless wait that threatens to deliver us a device that is no longer innovative. All the ELEPHONE fans are probably already praying at their mobile altars because the phone needs to come to the market sooner than later to stand a chance. And of course, it wouldn’t hurt if the pricing for ELEPHONE U2 would be set low too because that should be one of the main weapons of the model. Hopefully, we shall see soon.