Gionee S8, Narrowest 5.5-inch Smartphone Launched with “3D Touch” Display & 16MP Camera


Gionee S8 Smartphone Launched: The Chinese smartphone manufacturer Gionee has unveiled its next flagship smartphone named Gionee S8. The company launched the Gionee S8 smartphone at the ongoing Mobile World Congress, MWC 2016 in Barcelona, Spain. The company also took the opportunity to unveil its brand new logo and tagline – “Make Smiles.” Gionee claimed that the Gionee Elife S8 mobile phone is the narrowest 5.5-inch phone yet with a width of just 74.9mm.

Speaking more about the body of the S8 Gionee smartphone, the device sports what the company calls “loop full-metal design” and the “Loop” is to signify that the antenna lines runs around the side of the handset. The phone looks pretty sleek and premium, it houses the physical home button on the front that also has the fingerprint scanner and at the back it has the camera module at the top left and the new company logo. The power and volume rocker keys are placed on the right edge of the device.

Gionee S8 Specification and Features, Launched with 3D Touch

Gionee S8 Smartphone Launched with 3D Touch

Moving on to the Gionee S8 specs and features, it has a 5.5-inch display on the front with 1080p resolution. The display features a 2.5D glass on top. The screen on the Gionee Elife S8 is pressure sensitive and the company calls this technology 3D Touch (remember iPhone 6s?). Inside the beautiful body the Gionee Elife S8 phone houses the octa core MediaTek Helio P10 processor that is further clubbed with 4GB of RAM space for seamless multi-tasking. The smartphone offers 64GB of internal storage space that can be further expanded up to an extra 128GB using a microSD card.

Gionee S8 Specs and Features

Gionee S8 Camera Specifications

The Gionee S8 camera specifications also seem to he pointing towards a brilliant camera performance, the smartphone houses a 16MP primary camera on the rear side with f/1.8 aperture and a RWB sensor. This camera is also supported by an LED flash, phase detection auto-focus (PDAF), Laser auto-focus  and an 8MP secondary camera on the front for selfies and video chats.

Gionee S8 Key Features

Gionee S8 Price and Specs

The Gionee S8 will come running Gionee’s own Amigo 3.2 skin laid on top of Android v6.0 Marshmallow and the Amigo 4.0 update is said to be arriving in June. The Gionee Elife S8 phone will be fuelled by a 3000mAh battery unit that supports fast charging and it comes supporting connectivity features such as 4G LTE with VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac/a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS

Gionee S8 Price and Release Date in India

Gionee S8 Release Date In India

The Gionee S8 smartphone will be available in the color variants of Grey, Gold and Rose Gold and the company has set the Gionee Elife S8 Price at 449 Euros (approximately US$ 494 or Rs. 33,885). The Gionee Elife S8 will start selling towards the end of March 2016. Let us know what do you think of the Gionee S8 specs and features in the comments section below and we will update you with the Gionee S8 Release Date in India and Review soon.