Gionee is set to launch its Elife E8 smartphone in India on Thursday. The company over the weekend sent press invites for the launch event at New Delhi, with the words "block your date for some gr8 news." It would also be announcing news related to its "big entry into e-commerce" alongside the launch.
The company has not given any information on the smartphone's release date or price tag for India. However, we would find it out soon. Notably, the Gionee Elife E8 was launched at CNY 3,999 (roughly Rs. 41,100) in China in June.
The highlight of the Gionee Elife E8 is its 24-megapixel rear camera that with software can stitch together and produce images up to 120 megapixels in resolution. Gionee is also touting a six-element lens with sapphire glass, optical image stabilisation, lossless zoom at up to 3x, 4K video recording, a dedicated camera button, dual-tone LED flash, and phase detection autofocus for speeds up to 0.08 seconds. The smartphone also has a 'biological' fingerprint reader on the back panel. It has an 8-megapixel front-facing camera.
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The Elife E8 runs Android 5.1 Lollipop-based Amigo 3.1, and is a dual-SIM 4G smartphone. It sports a 6-inch QHD (1440x2560 pixel) Super Amoled display with a pixel density of 490ppi. Powered by a 2GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio X10 (MTK6795) SoC coupled with 3GB of RAM, it comes with 64GB of inbuilt storage (no details about storage expandability as yet). Connectivity options include NFC. The smartphone is powered by a 3520mAh battery, and it supports fast charging.
The firm last month launched its budget Gionee Pioneer P3S, an upgrade over the existing Pioneer P3 model that was launched in December 2013. The Android 5.1 Lollipop handset features 4.5-inch GWVGA display; MediaTek MT6580 chipset; 1GB of RAM; 5-megapixel rear camera; 0.3-megapixel (VGA) front-facing camera; 16GB inbuilt storage; and 2000mAh battery.