Gionee Elife E8 - The TeCake

The Chinese smartphone manufacturer, Gionee has introduced its Elife E8 smartphone in India on Thursday. The device will be available for sale exclusively on Snapdeal, starting from Monday with a price tag of Rs. 34,999.

The Gionee Elife E8 smartphone was unveiled in China earlier in June with Marathon M5 with a price tag of CNY 3,999(~Rs. 41,100).

It runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop-based Amigo 3.1 custom ROM supported by a  2GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio X10 (MTK6795) SoC that is paired with a 3GB of RAM. The manufacturer has provided 64GB of internal storage to the device with an expandability option up to 128GB via a microSD card.

The handset is fronted with an 8-megapixel of front-facing camera along with a 6-inch QHD Super AMOLED display with 1440×2560 pixels of resolution and 490ppi of pixel density. Meanwhile, its back boasts a  24-megapixel rear camera that is coupled with the pre-installed camera software to capture images up to 120 megapixels in resolution.

The firm 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 Elife E8  also sports a ‘biological’ fingerprint reader below the primary camera, which is the highlighting feature of the smartphone. It is fueled with a 3500 mAH battery that supports quick charging.

Connectivity options include 4G LTE (with support for India bands) and NFC.

Commenting on the launch, Gionee President, Willian Lu said, “Gionee’s Elife E8 is built to perform like a professional camera for today’s user. Additionally, India is an important market for us. Gionee phones will come up with customised features for Indian consumers.”

Besides this, Gionee has revealed that the firm is planning to assemble all the mobile phones in India by March 2016. Also, Gionee India Country CEO and MD Arvind R Vohra reported that the Indian assembled products will be sold exclusively in the domestic market.

Tech Specs for Gionee Elife E8

 Display 6-inch QHD Super AMOLED 1440×2560 display
 Camera 24MP rear and 8MP front-facing camera
 Processor 2GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio X10 (MTK6795) SoC
 RAM 3 GB
 OS Android 5.1 Lollipop with Amigo 3.1
 Battery 3500 mAh
 Storage 64GB(expandable up to 128GB)
Published on: Oct 8, 2015, 11:23 PM
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