Elephone Vowney smartphone dual-boots Android L and Windows 10

The Elephone Vowney is priced at $299.99 and is up for pre-orders. It will be released on September 30. 

Elephone has made its dual-boot smartphone, Elephone Vowney, available for pre-orders. The smartphone is priced at $299.99 (approx. Rs. 19,851) dual-boots Windows 10 Mobile and Android Lollipop 5.0. The device can be pre-ordered from Elephone’s website and will be released on September 30.

Apart from the dual-boot feature, the phone packs in good specs as well. It sports a 5.5-inch Quad HD display with a pixel density of 535ppi. It runs on a quad-core Intel processor coupled with 3GB of RAM. The phone has a 20.7MP rear camera with the Sony Exmor IMX230 sensor with dual-LED flash and support for 4K video recording. It also has an 8MP front facing camera and a fingerprint sensor at the back along with a 4,200mAh battery at the back. The phone has a 64GB built-in storage and supports microSD card up to 64GB.

There is also one more variant of the phone that runs on Android Lollipop 5.0 alone. While the specs of this phone are mostly the same, it has an octa-core MediaTek MT6795 chipset clocked at 2.2GHz with a 3800mAh battery. The phone was spotted first at a Hong Kong trade fair in April this year.

Further, Elephone could also be the first smartphone company to release a smartphone running on MediaTek’s upcoming flagship chipset, Helio X20. A device, Elephone P9000, was listed on the company’s website with the X20 SoC along with 4GB of RAM. As per the listing, the device is priced at $499.99 (Rs. 33,034) and will go on sale from October 20 this year.

OMG Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 allegedly scores 83,774 in AnTuTu benchmark !!!

Leaked image shows that the test was done twice on a device named Green Orange X1 Pro. The chipset scored 82,307 second time.

  • Qualcomm’s upcoming Snapdragon 820 SoC has allegedly scored 83,774 in an AnTuTu benchmark test.
  • The leak appeared on Chinese social network Weibo as a screenshot of the benchmarking app, taken from a device named Green Orange X1 Pro.

  • The alleged smartphone has a 1080×1920 pixels screen resolution, but there is no information regarding its size.
  • The other specs of device, used to perform the benchmark test, are 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage, 16MP rear shooter, and Android KitKat v4.4.2 that is the doubtful thing .
  • The benchmark test was done twice on the smartphone, and in the second test, the chipset scored 82307.
  • The scores achieved by the Snapdragon 820 are indeed quite high, and if the screenshots are genuine, then the chipset appears to be quite powerful, and looks good enough to take on its competitors like the MediaTek Helio X20 and Samsung Exynos 7420 SoC.
  • As per leaks reported in the last one week, the deca-core Helio X20 scored over 70000 on AnTuTu benchmark. MediaTek’s Helio X20 is rumored to have two 2.5 GHz Cortex A72 cores, four 2 GHz Cortex A53 cores, and four 1.4 GHz Cortex A53 cores.
  • On the other hand, Samsung’s Exynos 7420 SoC reportedly scored 69,000 on the same benchmark test and 21158 on the 3D graphics score. The Exynos 7 octa is already in use with Samsung’s Galaxy S6 lineup, and Galaxy Note 5.
  • The device, featuring a rumoured name of Meizu ME5, was reported to have 1080p resolution, 3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, and ran Android Lollipop v5.1. The leaks are hinting towards high scores, but as of now there are only images which can be forged easily. It will be interesting to see how each perform, when they are launched officially.In addition to the leaks, Qualcomm has made various announcements regarding the performance of the Snapdragon 820. In a recent announcement on its official blog, the company said that the upcoming chipset will be two times more powerful and power-efficient, as compared to the current Snapdragon 810 SoC. The company also announced the new digital signal processor (DSP) Hexagon 680 and real-time malware protection technology named Smart Protect for the upcoming chipset.