MWC15: Gionee unveils world's slimmest dual-SIM smartphone, Elife S7

The Chinese smartphone manufacturer, Gionee unveiled its another slim flagship device at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, on Monday. The company has announced Gionee Elife S7 in the event, which boasts 5.5 mm of thickness and also revealed that the device sports a 3.5 mm headphone jacks, unlike other slim smartphones available in the market.

William Lu, CEO at Gionee Group, reported that the world’s slimmest dual-SIM smartphone will be launched in India on April 3 and will cost under Rs. 30,000. He further said that the smartphone aims to overcome the negative points of a regular slim phone as the smartphone is made out of a aviation grade alloy that gives it a unique parallel line side frame with U-shaped Skelton.

The Gionee Elife S7 runs Amigo OS 3.0 based on Android 5.0 Lollipop with OTA, supported by a 1.7GHz octa-core Mediatek 6752 CPU that is coupled with a 2 GB of RAM. It boasts a 5.2-inch Samsung made Super AMOLED FHD display with 1920×1080 of resolution, 424 ppi of pixel density and Gorilla Glass 3.

Moreover, the smartphone is featured with a 13.0 megapixel of rear camera with 13-megapixel Sony IMX214 image sensor, LED flash and Auto-Focus. Meanwhile, it is fronted with a 8.0 megapixel of front-facing camera that could be ideal for selfie obsessed people.

The device is fueled with a 2750 mAh battery that can juice up the phone for  34.56 hours of normal usage, an oddly specific quote. It comes with a 16 GB of Internal storage without any expandability option.

However, the device is not properly banded for U.S LTE networks as the manufacturer has provided WCDMA 900(850)/1900/2100MHz GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz, TDD LTE B38/39/40 FDD LTE B3/7/8/20 connectivity options for the US-specific device that are  not currently used by any major U.S. carrier.

“We have had a rapid since our launch two years ago. We are at a threshold of achieving the targets we set for ourselves having sold over 4Million+ devices in India already. Gionee is aiming to be among the top 5 mobile players in India by the end of next fiscal year,” said Arvind.R.Vohra, Country CEO & MD, Gionee Smartphones India, at the launching event.

“ELIFE S5.5 & S5.1 witnessed huge acceptance amongst Indian consumers and we are certain that the S7 will create its own benchmark. Consumers will continue to witness exciting offerings this year under the E & S series which are LTE ready matching up to the next level of 4G connectivity option that the country will witness this year.”

Tech Specs for Gionee Elife S7:

  • 5.2-inch Super AMOLED FHD(1920×1080)PPI=424 , Gorilla Glass 3
  • 13.0MP rear camera, LED flash, AF, and 8.0MP front-facing camera
  • 1.7GHz 64-bit octa-core Mediatek 6752 CPU
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 16GB of internal storage
  • Amigo OS 3.0 based on Android 5.0 Lollipop with OTA
  • 2750mAh battery
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