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Elephone S8

Xiaomi Mi Mix cloning continues with Elephone S8

Earlier this week, we reported on three Chinese smartphone brands who were unabashedly cloning the Xiaomi Mi Mix design. Now, we’ve got another phone to add to the list, in the form of the Elephone S8 (spotted by Gizmochina).

Elephone is another brand going under the radar, pushing out well-priced, MediaTek-equipped phones that seem like great value for money. So, pretty much every third tier manufacturer in China then.

In any event, the Elephone S8 offers a near-identical design to Xiaomi’s innovative phone, featuring a sliver of bezels on three sides, and a prominent chin. Heck, there’s a chin-mounted selfie camera as well, being a 13MP camera.

It’s refreshing to see brands copying Xiaomi for once, instead of Apple

The chin also has a fingerprint scanner, deviating from the Mi Mix design here, which has a rear-mounted scanner.

Other specs include a decacore MediaTek Helio X20 chip, 4GB RAM, 128GB of storage, a 6-inch full HD screen and a 21MP main camera.

The Elephone S8 joins devices from the likes of Doogee and Bluboo in blatantly copying Xiaomi’s smartphone. Check out the full rundown here.

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Hadlee Simons
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  • PretBurg

    and they call it an S8….

  • Reyan Kinng

    DOOGEE MIX is known for the similar bezel-less design as xiaomi Mi MIX, and features a 5.5” AMOLED display. It will come to market at the end of May. Now the budget full display smartphone has opened a global pre-order, costumers can make a reservation on DOOGEE official website using email. It is said that more than 50,000 people has registered for DOOGEE MIX in two days, showing quite popularity among fans.

    An early bird package will also be sent to all subscribers as a pre-order gift, with some DOOGEE smartphone accessories including a DOOGEE MIX leather case, fidget spinner, finger ring or u-disk. Also you have a chance to buy a DOOGEE MIX at lucky price of $9.9.

    Are you interested in DOOGEE MIX and how much will you pay for it? Tell us below in the comment, or you may want to join the giveaway in DOOGEE official forum. http://community.doogee.cc/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=96&extra=&page=1
    Pre-order here:

    Specs of DOOGEE MIX: http://www.doogee.cc/sale/week/

    5”Super AMOLED Display, Full HD 720x 1280 pixel;
    Dimension: 144x 72mm
    Processor: octa-core MediaTek Helio P25
    GPU: ARM Mali-T880 MP2
    RAM: 4/6 GB LPDDR4X-1600 dual channel
    Storage: 64/128 GB, expandable with microSD
    Front fingerprint
    Rear Camera: 16.0+8.0 MP, Samsung ISOCELL sensor
    Front Camera: 5.0 MP
    Battery: 3380mAh Polymer battery
    System: Android 7.0 Nougat.
    Network: Dual SIM, 2G/3G/4G

  • Carlos

    Reyan I also agree with you. Doogee Mix seems to me the best option for a bezel less device that isn’t a break in my budget.
    Saw it that it will be near $200
    Also saw that in terms of benchmarking Doogee Mix AnTuTu scores showed 81704.
    I already subscribed at the early bird at doogee site