The ability to dual-boot a computer is nothing new – people have been using Boot Camp to run Windows on Macs for years, for example – but it’s not every day you see that capability pop up on a phone.
So Elephone’s upcoming flagship, which runs both the Android 5.0 and Windows 10 operating systems, is pretty noteworthy – despite the fact that we reckon the chances of it getting an MY launch are about the same as the entire Stuff team being called up by the US government to jet off into space and destroy an Earth-bound killer asteroid using our supreme editorial skills.
Anyway, the phone is impressively specified, with 4GB of RAM, a 5.5in 2560 x 1440 2K screen, a 20.7MP camera with Sony-made sensor, a fingerprint scanner and an unnamed Intel chip. At least, the version capable of running both Windows 10 and Android will – there’s a second version that supports only Android and features an MTK octacore processor instead.
Like we say, we don’t hold out much hopes of this as-yet-unnamed phone coming to MY – it’s been launched at a Hong Kong trade show, so we’d imagine China is the intended market here – but Elephone claims the Android-only edition will be on sale in May and the dual-boot version will arrive in June.