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Dual-boot Elephone handset coming in June

5.5-inch Elephone smartphone with Android Lollipop and Windows Phone 10
Elephone smartphone
The Android-only variant of this Chinese 5.5-inch smartphone is expected next month, while the Android/Windows Phone dual-boot variant will launch in June.

A new flagship smartphone from a Chinese company will soon launch loaded with Android 5.0 Lollipop while a dual-boot variant is expected to arrive in June. According to BetaNews, Elephone officials confirmed the rumors about this upcoming 5.5-inch smartphone that appeared on Chinese portal GizChina.

The new Elephone handset promises to become the first Windows Phone smartphone with a 2K display. The 5.5-inch device will also pack a massive 4 GB of memory, Touch ID fingerprint security, a back camera with a 21 MP Sony IMX 230 sensor (Android variant) or 20.7 MP (dual-boot variant). The two versions will also have different processors - 64-bit MediaTek chip for the Android variant and a quad-core Intel SoC for the dual-boot one.

Slideshows obtained by Neowin also reveal that both handsets will have a powerful battery capable to provide more than 3800 mAh. Since Elephone confirmed the initial rumors, it is only a matter of time until we find out more about the remaining specs, price, as well as the international availability of their upcoming flagship.


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Codrut Nistor, 2015-04-23 (Update: 2015-04-23)