Elephone P9000 (Launching in October) Could be First Deca-Core Android Smartphone


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It looks like the folks at Elephone are wanting to be the first Android smartphone OEM to spam extra cores into their products. According to the latest intel, the company will be releasing their Elephone P9000 smartphone in October, and it will be the first device to utilize the Helio X20 MT6797 deca-core CPU.

For those who need to brush up on their Greek alphabet (or metric system), deca is the prefix for ten. Yep... that means they are creating a 10-core chip for a smartphone. While we will gladly let you guys debate the usefulness of this approach, we still wanted to share the intel. Here's the scoop on this device:
  • 5.5-inch 1080p resolution display
  • Helio X20 MT6797 deca-core CPU - a 20nm chip which uses pair of ARM Cortex-A72 cores for primary processing, four ARM Cortex-A53 cores are for medium load scenarios, and four optimized Cortex-A53s handle low-power states.
  • ARM Mali-T880 series GPU clocked at 850MHz
  • 4GB of LPDDR3 RAM (not the newer and faster LPDDR4)
  • 20.7MP rear camera
  • 8MP front cam
  • 32GB of expandable storage
  • 3100mAh battery
It's interesting that they would pair this ridiculous processor with a (relatively old fashioned) 1080P HD Display. The current fancy display trend is pushing toward the QHD 2K displays. The device will likely retail for $500, so perhaps this is their way of saving some on the manufacturing costs.

Still, it seems like if you are going to go hog-wild with the craziest processor you can push out, then you should do something similar with the display too. Either way, for smartphones these features don't seem like anything more than marketing fluff. What do you think?

Source: PhoneArena
Personally, I think 1080P is more than enough for a device this size. The end result should be some pretty amazing battery life. (An area most manufacturers continue to struggle with)
I look forward to seeing the real world usage on this 10 core monster.

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These are the specs fro Elephone

Elephone P9000 Release date: 20th, October,

  • - MT6797 Deca Core CPU with 5.5 inch Full HD Screen
  • - 4 GB RAM + 32 GB ROM
  • - 8MP front camera + 20.7MP rear camera
  • - Equipped 3100mAh battery
  • - Android 5.1 (Lollipop) OS

Brand / Model
Brand / Model
Elephone P9000
Android 5.1
CPU MT6797 Octa Core 2.0GHz
GPU ARM Mali-T8xx MP4 700MHz
Extend card Support micro SD (T-Flash) 128GB
Display Size
5.5 inch Full HD
Screen Resolution 1920 x 1080
Screen Type IPS-LCD, Multi-Touch Capcitive Screen

English, German, Spanish, Italian, French, Portuguese, Russian, Indonesian Language, Polish, Thai, Arabic, Turkish, Vietnamese, Malay, Ukrainian, Greek, Hebrew, Czech, Slovak, Hungarian, Dutch, Slovenian, Croatian, Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional)

Color Black/White
Dimensions 152.6mm x 76.2mm x 8 mm
Product Weight 0.15 KG
Front Camera
8.0 mega pixel
Rear Camera 20.7 mega pixel / Auto Focus / Flash Light
GSM: Band 2/3/5/8 (850/900/1800/1900MHz)
3G WCDMA: Band 1/2/5/8 (850/900/1900/2100MHz)
4G FDD-LTE: Band 1/3/7/20 (800/1800/2100/2600MHz)
SIM Card Slot Dual micro SIM card, dual standby
Support Format
MP3, AAC, WAV, etc
Video AVI, MP4, FLV, 3GP, MOV, ASF, MPEG, RMVB, H.263, H.264, etc
Data Transfer & Connectivity
Data transfer
Bluetooth 4.0, USB 2.0
Wifi frequency: 802.11 a/b/g/n wireless, 2.4G/5G dual band support

GPS A-GPS Support, Built-in GPS
Functions / Features
Functions / Features G-sensor, P-Sensor, L-Sensor, FM radio, Wifi, GPS, NFC
Sensor Gravity sensor / Proximity sensor / Light sensor
Battery Li-ion Battery 3100mAh (removable battery)
What's in the box
What's in the box 3100mAh Battery x 1, AC Power Charger x 1, USB data cable x 1, English User manual x 1, Screen protector x 1
Do we REALLY need 10 cores in a phone?
8, even?
This is getting out of hand.