Smartphone brand Elephone arrives in the Philippines exclusively through online retail giant Lazada

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – April 2016 – Innovative and user-friendly, superior in quality and performance, elegance in design, and great value for money– these are the pillars that best define the latest smartphones from the fast-growing Chinese smartphone manufacturer Elephone (HK Elephone Communication Tech Co., Limited). Elephone has been committed to developing high-end smartphones and making it affordable to global customers. With years of development and innovation, Elephone now has gained a very strong market traction in Europe and Southeast Asia.

Elephone’s exclusive partnership with Lazada Philippines will provide both superior product quality in tandem with best-in-class shopping experience to many Filipinos.

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“The strategic partnership between Lazada and Elephone gives us great confidence to enter the Southeast Asian market, and offer Filipinos new and exciting products. Lazada is the leading one-stop shopping and selling destination in the Philippines and in Southeast Asia and we are confident that their wide geographical reach, vast cash-on-delivery network, and dedicated customer service will surely add value to our product offerings. We are launching three models which we feel could strongly change how Filipinos appreciate smartphones. This is just the first step as we are poised to offer more exciting products in the coming months,” says Jingui Ji, Chief Executive Officer of HK Elephone Communication Tech Co. Limited. 

“We are very excited for our partnership with Elephone.  Elephone’s impressive portfolio—with sleek designs and cutting-edge features — is the perfect addition to Lazada’s range of smartphone brands. Together we can continue to delight our customers with more variety and greater value for their money. Combining Lazada’s Effortless Shopping with Elephone’s effortless user experience promises a new and fruitful partnership, which we look forward to building here in the Philippines,” says InancBalci, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Lazada Philippines.

 

The Elephone P9000, P8000, and S1 will be available in the Philippines exclusively through Lazada starting April 18, 12:00 NN.

Elephone p9000

The P9000 boasts exquisite craftsmanship and superior performance at an affordable price. Armed with a 1.6mm narrow bezel vision and 5.5-inch OGS screen of 1920 X 1080 resolution and 85% color saturation, the P9000 elevates the everyone’s smartphone experience by providing a better grip and viewing delight as you see images from your screen to real-life likeness.

With micro arc carved surface sophisticatedly built with metal frame, the P9000 is architecturally designed to perfection to make a bold statement. It is also packed with a 4GB RAM in its Helio P10 64-bit OctacoreSoC and operating in Android 6.0 Marshmallow which allows unparalleled optimization to enhance the user experience.

 

Whether you are indoors or on-the-go, the P9000 will surely keep up to your lifestyle demands with its large capacity battery with PE+ quick charge technology allowing you to enjoy your smartphone experience for hours. It also has a built-in secure fingerprint touch ID which controls app permissions and unlocking the device – no need to type long passwords especially if you are busy.

 

The NFC-enabled P9000 offers the exchange of data between devices within the 10.00 cm range. Lastly, the P9000 is built with a Sony IMX258 13 Megapixel CMOS sensor, F/2.0 large aperture and laser-aided auto focus feature as well as a speedy shutter to always let you capture those special moments vividly.

 

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5sGCiK6WQU

Elephone p8000

With 5.5” Full HD display at 1080 P Screen, the P8000 is built to inspire. Packed with 3GB RAM,16GB ROM and running with Android 5.1 OS (it will be upgraded to Android 6 by mid-May 2016), you can easily multitask and store enough files and apps seamlessly with the P8000, so whether you are a gaming fanatic, a photo aficionado, a music-lover or leading a busy lifestyle on-the-go, the P8000 is perfectly the product for you. The P8000 also has 64-bit Octa Core SOC integrated with A53 structure technology, which enables the device to provide high-performance at lower CPU consumption. 

 

Battery life is often the clincher for most phones nowadays, everyone wants to minimize the lull time of charging the phones. The P8000 offers 21 hours of talk time as well as 2-4 days standby time (at regular use) owing to its MT6753 and 4165mAh battery which keeps the power consumption of the P8000 at a low level. Charging is also not a problem with the P8000, its unique smart 2A input allows the phone to be quickly charged from 0% to 10% in 10 minutes.

 

Armed with a press-touch ID, the P8000 secures the device with the most advanced fingerprint ID which allows its owner to access the device in one easy stroke.

 

Lastly, imaging is certainly not a problem with the P8000, with its 13MP Samsung primary camera performing in low-light condition with anti-reflection technology, images taken with the P8000 are certainly at par with those taken using DSLR cameras. Its 5MP front camera also makes the P8000 a perfect selfie companion, whenever and wherever.

Video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPRJYH31Qbg

 

Elephone S1

Designed to minimalist perfection, the S1 races on a league of its own as the most premium amongst all budget phones. The S1 is simply an engineering delight packed in double-sided glass and metal framing, allowing its owner to better enjoy the unit both visually and ergonomically. With its 5.0” HD Screen display and adopted on-cell lamination, IPS technology, and a 720P HD display, you will never enjoy viewing photos and videos like before with the S1. 

 

Equipped with MT6580 Quadcore CPU, Built-in Hexagon DSP Core, and Running on Freeme OS, the 142.3 gram and 6.7 mm slim Elephone S1 offers fast and all around android updates to make sure you’re well equipped anytime and anywhere.Capturing life’s precious moments are not a problem with the S1 as it is built with a 13MP Sony IMX149 rear camera which allows 1080P shooting and supports various effects such as black and white, embossing, neon glow, etc. Its sapphire lens also protects the camera from any chips and breakage due to falling or scratching.

Where were you at 28?

While many of us can only dream of changing the world, Inanc Balci is already doing it. At 26, he co-founded South East Asia’s online retail tiger Lazada and now, at age 28, he sits as the Chief Executive Officer for Lazada Philippines.

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On Being a young CEO

Balci, a Turkish raised in London, attended Purdue University in the U.S. with a double-degree in Industrial Engineering and Economics. Afterwhich, he worked on mergers and acquisitions for an investment bank in London. While working for the investment bank, Balci saw the eminent potential in e-commerce which led him to join Rocket Internet and eventually co-found Lazada in Southeast Asia.

In the Philippines, Balci heads a pool of more than 300 employees, all of which he works very closely with. With an unabashed outlook, agile wit, and a laser-sharp eye for details, Balci perfectly fits the bill to lead a rapidly-growing online company.

Online Shopping in the Philippines

In a country where shopping malls are practically part of the fabric of the society, online shopping is something quite a number of Filipinos are unaccustomed to – there comes the perennial trust issue on using credit cards, the surprise surcharges, and unfortunately, the products not arriving at all. The malls in the Philippines, on the otherhand, have creatively articulated themselves to be not just shopping destinations but also as a means of recreation (i.e. be it the cinemas, the gaming zones, the restaurants, or as simple as the airconditioning they offer as a break from the raging tropical weather outdoors) – all of these were the issues that Balci had to dispel – and dispel he and his co-founders did. Lazada has made shopping quick, effortless, and risk-free to South East Asia and in the Philippines, this is the same principle that Balci is harping on to the Filipinos. How is this so?

First, Lazada accommodates all those shoppers without credit cards via its cash-on-delivery payment mode. This is essential given that not everyone has a credit card or is keen on sharing their credit card details to someone – or anyone for that matter. This makes online shopping risk-free for everyone. Being an archipelago of 7,100 islands, accessibility is always an issue – a significant portion of consumers doesn’t have time or access to visit the malls but with a minimum of PhP 1,000 purchase, Lazada offers free nationwide delivery, to customers anywhere in the Philippines, just log-in, shop, and the products will be delivered at the customer’s doorstep. Lastly, Lazada offers the flexibility of having the customers return the products within 30 days for free – provided that the products are in mint condition.

In a span of two years of being in the Philippines, Balci has steered Lazada to further heights and now with more than 40,000 SKUs, reaching 90% of the online population of the Philippines, and ranking as the 4th top Facebook brand in the country with a direct audience close to 2 Million. What the dot-com bubble holds for Lazada is still yet to be revealed, but one thing is for certain, Inanc Balci, the 28 year-old co-founder and CEO, is definitely changing the way Filipinos buy.

Casino games are fun and winning is a plus

Gambling is considered by many a bad thing, a “sin”, a “crime”, like a drug – addictive and dangerous. It’s true, some people have problems with gambling – they exaggerate, they don’t know when to stop, and in time they ruin their life, their family and maybe even their community. It’s not correct to blame only gambling, though – the same people would have become addicted to drugs or alcohol if the circumstances were different.

I, for one, consider gambling – especially online gambling – a fun way for possibly making some money online. There are some things to consider, though, before starting an ‘online gambler’ career – choosing the right casino, setting strict limits to the amount one can afford to lose (because, of course, this is a possibility when gambling online) and not letting it overtake one’s life.

I play for low stakes. I have set a low limit for myself – a few bucks every week, an amount I can easily afford to lose – and always stop when I reach that limit, no matter how long a winning streak I have to interrupt. Sometimes I don’t even log on to the online casino I use – luckily it offers the possibility to play free, in ‘fun’ or ‘demo’ mode.

I usually play at the Euro Palace casino, as not many others have the same promotions and the same amount of free games at one place. The Euro Palace new-player-welcome-bonus casino’s offer is attractive (although it has some quite harsh wagering requirements that are a bit harder to fulfill) – deposit matches on the first two deposits made by the player, up to $/£/€500 (depending on the currency you use, I use €), weekly and monthly promotions, and the chance to win the big prize: a 7-day Caribbean cruise for two, or a share of their €1 million prize pool.

OK, I know, my chances to win this big are slim – I don’t play by far enough for it – but I like to dream big, like many others. Sometimes I start playing my favorite slots (usually the Battlestar Galactica, as it has some very interesting game modes) thinking of the days I will spend on board the Oasis of the Seas, but other times I just load the game and spin for fun.

I am a fan of slot machines. I play them often just for fun, or with stakes of a few cents – having a real money stake makes the game even more exciting and fun. I have my favorite slots – I particularly enjoy the above mentioned Battlestar Galactica, the Marvel slots made by Microgaming (there are quite a few), the ones based on Christopher Nolan’s new Batman movies, and the ThunderStruck II – a fine game based on the Norse mythology.

I don’t consider playing these games a way to make money online. If I win, it’s a plus above the fun and excitement of the game itself.

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