Elephone announced the launch of the R9 smartphone in 2016. The manufacturer is offering the Elephone R9 phone with 5.5 inch display, Mediatek Helio X20 MT6797 chipset, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage.
The Elephone R9 series was launched with Android OS v6.0 (Marshmallow) pre-installed, but it is upgradable to newer versions of OS as they become available. The IPS panel of R9 has good color accuracy and can display a wide color gamut, resulting in more lifelike and vivid visuals. This smartphone has a single camera on the back (13 MP, 4160 x 3120 px, autofocus). The single camera setup can be sufficient for many smartphone users, depending on their photography needs and preferences. The selfie camera of R9 allows you to capture self-portraits or group photos without needing someone else to take the picture for you.
Elephone R9 specifications
|Dimensions||5.92 x 2.87 x 0.3 inch|
|Colors||black, blue, gold|
|SIM type||Nano SIM|
The weight of Elephone R9 is about 5.5 oz with battery, which is average compared to most of the smartphones with same size. The dimensions of this Elephone smartphone are average (5.92 x 2.87 x 0.3 inch). Smaller smartphones are more compact and easier to carry around, but they may have smaller displays that can be harder to read and interact with. A Nano SIM is a small (12.3 x 8.8 x 0.67 mm) chipcard that is used in smartphones as a subscriber identity module (SIM) for connecting to a cellular network.
|OS version||Android OS v6.0 (Marshmallow)|
|SoC||Mediatek Helio X20 MT6797|
|CPU||Deca-core, Dual-core 2.3 GHz Cortex-A72, Quad-core 2 GHz Cortex-A53, Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53|
The Elephone R9 comes with Android OS v6.0 (Marshmallow) out of the box, but it is upgradable to the next OS. Android is closely integrated with various Google services, such as Google Maps, Gmail, and Google Drive, which makes it easy for users to access and manage their data across multiple devices. The R9 utilizes Mediatek Helio X20 MT6797 chipset. It has a powerful, deca-core CPU. This is a high-performance CPU that is capable of handling complex tasks and running multiple applications simultaneously.
The R9 utilizes Mali-T880 MP4 GPU. A GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a specialized chip that is primarily designed to handle and accelerate the processing of graphics and visual data. It is responsible for rendering images, videos, and animations on a smartphone screen. ARM Mali GPUs are widely used in mobile devices and have a good reputation for performance and power efficiency. They offer competitive performance and power efficiency, making them suitable for a range of applications, including gaming, multimedia, and user interface rendering.
|Screen size||5.5 inch|
|Resolution||1080 x 1920 px|
The 5.5 inch phone comes with IPS display. The IPS display provides enhanced features, such as optimal viewing angles, color accuracy, invariable color reproduction and better power consumption. The 5.5 inch display make this smartphone pocket-friendly. The size of the screen is measured diagonally, from corner to corner. A larger screen typically requires more power to illuminate, which can impact battery life. The display of Elephone R9 is multitouch capable. Multitouch technology enables the device's touchscreen to detect and interpret multiple touch points on the screen simultaneously.
|Internal storage||16 GB|
|Memory card slot||microSD|
With 2 GB of RAM, a smartphone can run multiple apps simultaneously without experiencing any significant lag or slow performance. Having more RAM alone does not necessarily guarantee better performance, and other factors such as the processor and storage speed can also impact overall performance. 32 GB of internal storage is generally considered to be the minimum amount of storage you would want in a smartphone. The R9 has only 16 GB of internal storage. The internal storage of the R9 (16 GB) can be expanded with a compatible microSD card. A microSD card is a type of small, removable flash memory card used to store digital information.
|Main camera||13 MP, 4160 x 3120 px, autofocus|
|Selfie camera||5 MP|
The R9 offers only a single-camera setup. The single camera can still be sufficient for many smartphone users, depending on their photography needs and preferences. The main camera of the R9 is equipped with autofocus. An autofocus (or AF) optical system uses a sensor, a control system and a motor to focus on an automatically or manually selected point or area. Very few Android cameras come without autofocus. The R9 does not have optical image stabilization (OIS). OIS technology is more commonly found in higher-end smartphones and is designed to reduce camera shake and blur, resulting in sharper and clearer images and videos.
|GSM 2G bands||850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900|
|Network coverage||2G / 3G / 4G|
|Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n|
|Headphone||3.5 mm jack|
The Elephone R9 supports 4G/LTE networks. 4G stands for fourth-generation mobile networks, which are wireless networks that provide faster data transfer speeds and greater network capacity than previous 3G networks. The Elephone R9 like all modern smartphones, is capable of connecting to Wi-Fi networks. Wi-Fi networks use radio waves to transmit data between devices and a wireless access point, which is typically connected to a wired network and serves as a hub for wireless devices to connect to the internet or other networks.
With Bluetooth connectivity, you can connect your R9 smartphone to a wide range of Bluetooth-enabled devices, such as headphones, speakers, smartwatches, fitness trackers, and more. The R9 has a GPS receiver. GPS allows smartphones to determine their precise location and provide accurate navigation and mapping services. This includes turn-by-turn directions, real-time traffic updates, points of interest, and alternative routes.
The R9 isn't NFC (Near Field Communication) capable. NFC is not essential for basic phone functionality, but it can be useful for a variety of tasks and features. The R9 phone has built-in FM radio receiver. FM radio allows users to tune in to local radio stations and listen to live broadcasts, news, music, and other content. The R9 has a microUSB port. MicroUSB is a type of USB connector that was commonly used on older smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices. The R9 smartphone has a 3.5 mm headphone jack. A 3.5 mm headphone jack is a small round port, that allows you to connect wired headphones or earphones to the device.
|Type||Li-Po 3000 mAh, non-removable|
The Li-Po 3000 mAh, non-removable battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The lithium polymer (Li-Po) battery is a thin, light-weight, rechargeable battery. No periodic discharge is needed and charging can be done at random. The battery of R9 isn't removable without voiding the warranty.
|Sensors||accelerometer, compass, fingerprint, gyroscope, hall, light, proximity|
|Specials||Corning Gorilla Glass 3, Dual SIM|
Smartphones today come with a wealth of sensors to facilitate a better user experience. The accelerometer provides information about the smartphone's movement in three axes: X (horizontal), Y (vertical), and Z (depth). The R9 phone has a fingerprint scanner. This sensor identifies and authenticates the fingerprints of an individual in order to grant or deny access to a smartphone. This Elephone phones come with proximity sensor. This proximity sensor detects how close the phone is to an outside object, such as your ear.
The R9 phone comes with a compass sensor. A compass sensor is a device that provides accurate directions in relation to the earth's North and South magnetic poles. The ambient light sensor detects the level of ambient light in the surrounding environment. The main purpose of a light sensor in a smartphone is to automatically adjust the brightness of the device's display. The Dual SIM capability of Elephone R9 phone is ideal for businesses wishing to provide staff with a mobile device that can offer separate numbers and bills for both personal and business use. Gorilla Glass has a high level of scratch resistance, reducing the likelihood of everyday scratches and abrasions.
The specifications above are based on the official data published by the manufacturer, but we also take user reviews into consideration. If you found an error or something lacking in the specifications above for the Elephone R9, then don’t hesitate and signal the problem to us.
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