Elephone P9000 has a 10-core CPU and 4GB of RAM just because it can
Heard your new Apple iPhone 6 has a “fast” dual-core processor, cool. Have you thought about a smartphone with 10 CPU cores? No, probably.
The Elephone P9000 is a 5.5-incher with 1080p resolution and it’s headed to the stores with MediaTek’s head-raising Helio X20 SoC — that’s a chipset with a formidable deca-core CPU ticking underneath.
An excerpt from our tech report when the chipset was unveiled in May explains why the P9000 yearns for a MediaTek Helio X20 engine:
The (Helio X20’s) CPU is arranged in three sets. The first set is the power-conserving 1.4GHz four ARM Cortex-A53 cores while the second set, clocked at 2GHz (quad-core Cortex-A53) does the midrange jobs before letting the last pack — dual Cortex-A72 cores clocked at 2.5Ghz — come in when the job needs to be done aggressively in full throttle.
To complement the powerful processor, Elephone is using a massive 4GB of RAM for the unreleased smartphone which is expected to arrive in October 2015. The phone will have 32GB of storage which is adequate by all standards but a microSD slot is still available in case you need more space for your lossless audio files.
Still going by that high standard, the Elephone P9000 is armed with a 20.7MP rear shooter while the front gets a secondary 8MP camera. We are not going to say much about the battery life of this smartphone since we haven’t seen it perform its magic in real life but the 3100mAh capacity of the battery doesn’t taste too good.
Our sources tell us that the Android 5.1-running Elephone P9000 is going to arrive with a sub-$500 pricing, so prepare your wallets you spec freaks; it’s all going down in October. You can check out other Elephone phones in our portal if you are looking out for an affordable Chinese smartphone to buy.