HOME > CONSUMER > Elephone launches QHD rival to Yu Yutopia; Vowney priced at just Rs 20,999

Elephone launches QHD rival to Yu Yutopia; Vowney priced at just Rs 20,999

ELEPHONE-vowney_indiaElephone, a Chinese brand that delivers mobile phones cheaper than nearly every other player, has launched the cheapest QHD phone in India – Vowney, priced at just Rs 20,999 for December delivery.

The phone is almost exactly the same as the upcoming Yu Yutopia, but is cheaper. The Yu device is expected to carry a tag of Rs 25,000.

With this, the Elephone Vowney has become the cheapest truly high-end phone ‘available’ in the Indian market.

elephone-vowney_5

This is not the first phone launched by the brand in India. The company, which does not do any advertising to keep its costs low, has brought out many models including the full-HD Auxus Prime P8000 (under a tie-up with iberry). The P8000 is currently selling for Rs 15,000 on Snapdeal.

Elephone’s buyers are usually the tech-oriented crowd who want the latest and greatest specifications at the cost of a mid-range device.

Elephone tries to cut costs in whatever way it can while delivering the promised specifications and features.

This means that the phone may not have the spit and polish of a Sony or HTC, but if you are not worried about cosmetic details and looks, it offers a value proposition that cannot be matched by others.

Another area is build quality. Here, some Elephone models have had reports of having buttons with a lot of ‘play’, backpanel that does not fit well etc.. But this differs from model to model.

On the positive side, the Vowney has the following qualities.

First, of course, is the display. At present, such a high resolution display is available only on phones that cost at least Rs 31,000 — or Rs 10,000 more than the Elephone Vowney’s price.

In addition, the company is claiming better color levels (saturation levels) at 95% and 1500:1 contrast ratio. The display uses “negative liquid crystal display technology. The display performance is greatly improved, power consumption is cut down further.”

“95% color saturation makes colors more gorgeous. It can keep the real world (feel) and restore the original color,” the company explained.

In fact, the 5.5 inch display has a resolution of 535 dots per inch — one of the highest in the world. The Sony Xperia X5 Premium — priced Rs 60,000 — is the only other phone that has noticeably higher resolution at 800 ppi. The recently launched Samsung Galaxy S6 Plus, for example, has a resolution of 518 pixels per inch.

The phone also has Gorilla Glass protection, according to a seller website, though we’d request readers to check the point once again independently as it is not mentioned on the official website.

elephone-vowney_002

Built-in memory is 32 GB, with support for MicroSD card expansion. Internal memory is from Samsung, while the 21 MP camera at the back has a Sony IMX230 sensor, one of the best in the business. (One of the good things about Elephone is the detail that they give about the components used.)

The camera aperture is one of the biggest in the industry at 1/2, which means that much more light can pass through the lens than in nearly every other phone out there in the market today. The higher the aperture, the better the quality of low-light photographs. The phone also promises quick focus in just 0.15 (one-sixth of a) second. Front camera is 8 MP.

On the connectivity front, the Elephone Vowney does not leave anything to be desired. Both existing LTE bands — Band 3 and 40 are supported. In fact, the upcoming band 20, which will be used by Anil Ambani’s Reliance Communications, is also supported by the device.

Another important aspect is power and performance, and the highlight has to be the 4 GB of RAM and MT6795 Helio X10 Octa Core 1.9GHz processor. In this matter, a direct comparison with Yu Yutopia is not possible because the specifications of the Yu phone have not been released yet.

The fingerprint sensor on the Elephone Vowney is supposed to take only half a second for unlock.

Finally, power is supplied by a 4 Ah battery, which is among the biggest size batteries available on any phone in the market.

It should be mentioned that for service and support, users have to courier their phone to Chennai at present. Here’s the link to Elephone India‘s page.

Checkout the company’s official video below.

[socialpoll id=”2307597″]

Follow ULTRA.news
Samsung Galaxy J2 beats Redmi Note 3 & 4 as most popular smartphone in India Samsung J2 is the most widely used smartphone in IndiaThe humble Samsung Galaxy J2, launched two years ago, is the most widely used smartphone in India, beating hot-selling models like Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 & 4 CyberMedia Research said.Samsung J2 is the most widely used smartp...
SpiceJet announces anniversary sale starting at Rs 12 SpiceJet announced its ‘12th Anniversary Sale’, offering one-way base fares starting as low as Rs 12 plus taxes for travel on its domestic and international network. "The starting base fare of Rs 12, excluding applicable taxes and surcharge, is applicable on all direct do...
Xiaomi at No.2, overtakes Vivo, Oppo in Indian smartphone market Xiaomi has emerged as the second biggest smartphone brand in India after Samsung as its smash hit Redmi Note 4 broke sales records, according to market share numbers for the first three months of the year.The numbers also revealed that for the first time in eight years, t...
Redmi 4: Has Xiaomi forgotten the value-for-money proposition? Xiaomi today launched the Redmi 4 -- its 'entry level' model with a 5-inch display, but a deeper look at the phone's pricing reveals that the company may be moving away from its initial positioning as a value for money brand.At first glance, the device appears to be a true-bl...
AirAsia offers 15% off to Reliance Jio customers AirAsia said it will offer a 15% discount to all customers of Reliance Jio for flights booked this month for travel between Jun 20 to Sep 30."All Reliance Jio customers get 15% off on domestic and international flights," the airline tweeted.The booking has to be done us...
Micromax Evok Note is no competitor for Redmi Note 4 Micromax Evok NoteMicromax has unveiled an online-only, affordably priced mid-range phone in the form of Evok Note, and comparisons are already been drawn between the 5.5-inch phone and the highest-selling phone of 2017 - Xiaomi Redmi Note 4.While the two phones do indeed ha...
Reliance Jio launches Dhan Dhana Dhan offer with three times validity as Summer Surprise Reliance Jio is all set to relaunch its earlier 303 and 499 plan, but with three-times the earlier validity, according to sources.This would help it side-step issues around continuing with free services.UPDATE: The new offer will be called Dhan Dhana Dhan and will have ...
Reliance Jio Summer Surprise plan capped at 1GB/day till Apr 15 Many of those who were looking forward to using more data per day than the 1 GB allotted to them under Reliance Jio's Happy New Year scheme are likely be disappointed as it looks like the 1 GB cap will remain under the Summer Surprise offer as well.Even those Prime Members wh...
Reliance Jio allows ‘queuing’ of 303, 499 recharges for 1 year Buy One, Get One offer valid till Mar 31With on four more days remaining before the start of paid services on Reliance Jio, India's largest telecom operator by volume, the company has urged its sales agents to promote the idea of 'queuing' up recharges for a year."We hav...
BSNL offers 30GB 3G data for Rs 549, 14GB for Rs 291 BSNL flyer for its 2GB/day offerBharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd is now offering 30 GB of 3G data with a validity of 30 days for Rs 549 rupees under a promotional scheme till the end of the month.The scheme is intended to coincide with similar freebies announced by new entrant R...
BSNL offers 2GB/day + free calls for Rs 339 per month Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd, the state-owned telecom services provider, has launched India's cheapest daily-data pack at Rs 339 per month.For the amount, users will get 2 GB of 3G data plus 25 minutes of free calls per day.The closest tariff plan to this offer is from Re...
BSNL announces new postpaid plans with more data, unlimited calling Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd, the publicly owned telecom services provider, announced liberalization of its plans for postpaid customers, a month after doing so for prepaid subscribers.While it offers 1 GB data plus unlimited calling to prepaid subscribers for Rs 339, for pospaid...
Reliance Jio Prime registrations run into server hassles Reliance Jio's much anticipated 'Prime Recharge' has created consternation on day 1 as the company faced an unexpected rush of users eager to seize the offer.Many users are facing problems activating the offer and have taken to social media with their complaints.The offer...
Bharti Airtel offers 0.5 GB/day at Rs 149 to counter Reliance Jio’s 303 plan Bharti Airtel, India's largest telecom operator by revenue, has increased the data allocation on its unlimited plan to 0.5 GB per day from 4 GB per month.First noted by Credit Suisse, the schemes have been rolled out since Reliance Jio unveiled a 1 GB/day scheme last week. ...
SpiceJet starts Kolkata-Dhaka flight, more to follow SpiceJet said it will start daily flights to Dhaka from Kolkata on Mar 23, its first to the Bangladeshi capital, and said it plans to introduce more international flights soon.With the Dhaka service, the total number of international destinations served by the company has rea...
Bharti Airtel likely to counter Reliance Jio’s 303 plan shortly Bharti Airtel, India's largest telecom company, is likely to match Reliance Jio's one-year promotional 4G tariff of Rs 303 per month, according to industry and analyst sources."They have been maintaining that they will match once Jio starts charging for customers," said a s...
Redmi Note 4 Black coming to India on Mar 1 Xiaomi has announced that the sought-after black-color version of its successful Redmi Note 4 smartphone will be sold in India for the first time on March 1.The non-availability of the black variant has been a big grouse with Xiaomi fans in India.The Note 4 was started se...
LENOVO K7 NOTE, with Snapdragon 625, to take on Redmi Note 4 in India Upcoming Lenovo K7 NoteTwo months after the launch of its latest mid-range phone, the Lenovo K6 Note, the Chinese smartphone brand is ready to unveil its next mid range model and the competitor to the successful Redmi Note 4"Something more noteworthy is coming soon," the...
SpiceJet offers tickets at Rs 888 under four-day sale SpiceJet has unveiled a new sale, with ticket prices starting at Rs 888.The 4 day "Great Budget Sale' will be open till midnight, 4th February, 2017 for travel from 19th February 2017 to 12th April 2017.The Rs 888 all inclusive fare is valid on routes like Chennai – Hyder...
Jet Airways announces Republic Day sale starting Rs 999 Jet Airways has announced a Republic Day sale of air tickets, starting at Rs 999 on certain sectors. The special fares are applicable on tickets booked between January 25 to 29 for select domestic routes and until January 27, 2017 for international travel from India on Je...
Redmi Note 4 sets new record with 2.5 lakh phones sold in 1 flash sale Redmi Note 4, this year's successor to the most popular phone of 2016, has got off to an unbelievable start.The Chinese company sold a whopping 2.5 lakh (250,000) phones in the first flash sale itself, and that too in under 10 minutes.The previous record for the highe...
Reliance Jio NOT TO EXTEND free data offer after March Reliance Jio will not be extending its Happy New Year free data offer beyond March 31, according to our sources in the company.The clarification comes in the wake dozens of reports claiming that it will extend the free scheme beyond the March 31 deadline into June."There...
Redmi Note 4 is great, but can Xiaomi deliver the stock for flash sale?  Xiaomi seems to have yet delivered yet another winner in the form of the upgraded Redmi Note 4, launched in India today.The phone, priced at Rs 12,999 for the 4GB + 64GB variant, is arguably the most value for money phone in the market today.It also launched...
Rs 12,999 gets you Redmi Note 4 with 14 nm Snapdragon 625, 4GB RAM, better camera Redmi Note 4 has scored a small coup in the mid-range smartphone market in India by introducing the Snapdragon 625 chipset with 14 nm technology."This is the debut of the Snapdragon 625-enabled Note 4.. It's coming first to India, and is not available even in China," said the...
LIVE STREAM – Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 India Launch Xiaomi is streaming the unveiling of its latest mid-range smartphone, the Redmi Note 4, via Youtube.It will not be streaming the event live on Facebook or Twitter, but only via a Youtube link. UPDATE: The phone has been priced at Rs 12,999 for the 4+64 GB version, Rs 10,9...