Elephone U2 Pro – First Look

In-Display Fingerprint-reader. Tick. Popup Camera. Tick. UHD AMOLED Display. Tick. It's time to get excited as the Elephone U2 Pro is coming!

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Elephone U2 Pro Smartphone

It’s still early days at the rumour mill, but Elephone has finally released details of their upcoming flagship, the Elephone U2 Pro.

It’s being released alongside the U2, which shares the same Helio P60 chipset, 128GB’s of storage and 6GB’s of RAM.

The U2 Pro is slightly larger with a 6.42″ UHD display that’s also AMOLED. With an incredible screen resolution of 1080×2340, it’s going to look fantastic with colours that have that candy-cane pop. Black levels will also be so dark, thanks to the AMOLED tech, that it’ll rival the best flagships of today.

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… The U2 Pro offers truly flagship level Display technology …

But the real icing on the cake, comes in the form of an all-display display. What I mean, is that there are no ugly bezels and no top notch, just the beautiful unencumbered UHD display filling the front of the device. Except for a small chin that is, this chin will house some important sensors though, so it’s a trade-off worth making.

But where the heck will the selfie camera go?

Elephone have copied the VIVO Nexus, yes that’s right China is now cloning it’s own Chinese phones, and have created a mechanical camera that rises from the top.

Here are some juicy display tech specs to get you drooling!

Display: 6.42″, AMOLED, 1080×2340 resolution, 401 PPI, 2.16:1 ratio

Elephone U2 Pro Black

Can the Elephone U2 Pro Become Any More Epic?

Well how about if I told you that it’s going to include an in-display fingerprint reader!? Yes, Elephone have been working hard to get this futuristic tech inside both the U2 and U2 Pro.

There are some cons to be noted. The first is the 3600mAh battery, which when combined with the vast 6.42″ display, won’t last long. It also looks like it will still be using Bluetooth 4.2, will be missing Gorilla Glass and 5Ghz AC WiFi.

I’ll say it again though; it’s early days with the details likely to change over the coming weeks.

Elephone U2 Pro Camera

I’ve Saved The Best Until Last- Android 9 Pie

The U2 and U2 Pro are to be released with Android 9 P (Pie) pre-installed. This also gives us a clue as to the release date of the U2 Pro as well. It’s likely to be early 2019.

What do you think of the Elephone U2 Pro? Love it? Hate it? Comment below!

Elephone U2 Pro – Technical Specifications

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Smartphone Elephone U2 Pro
Screen Size 6.42″
Pixel Density 401
Screen Resolution 1080 x 2340
Screen To Body Ratio 95%+
Screen technology AMOLED, UHD, In-Display Fingerprint Reader
Thickness NA
Weight NA
Material Glass
Colours Available Purple & Black
Storage 128GB
Processor (CPU) MediaTek MT6711 Helio P60 (2.0GHz 8-Cores)
Graphics (GPU)
ARM Mali-G72 MP3 (800MHz)
RAM 6GB
Android Version 9 Pie
IP Rating (Water, dust) NA
Micro-SD Card Tray YES (max 128GB / takes 2nd SIM Slot)
Notification LED YES
Finger Print Sensor YES – In-Display
Infrared NO
USB Type Type-C
4G Bands B20 (800MHz) / B8 (900MHz) / B3 (1800MHz) / B1 (2100MHz) / B7 (2600MHz) + (850Mhz)
3G Bands B1 2100MHz / B8 900MHz + (850)
2G Bands 1800MHz / 1900MHz
SIM Support Dual Nano SIM
WiFi 2.4GHz + 5Ghz (a / b / g / n )
GPS Tech GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
Bluetooth Version 4.2
NFC YES
Sensors Ambient light, Gravity, Proximity, Magnetic, NFC
OTG YES
Battery Size 3600 mAh
Fast Charging Yes