Gionee has made its MWC 2016 plans official as the company has announced that it will launch the next smartphone in the ‘Elife S’ series called the Gioneee Elife S8 in the company’s MWC 2016 event to be held on February 22, 2016. The Elife S8 will completely focus on photography which means that the device will have a better camera. The device will focus on hassle-free photo-shooting features and a pressure-sensitive display.
“A new era of mobile photography has arrived and we welcome our consumers to explore this era together with joy in their hearts. We believe technology is part of our lives and we enjoy the convenience and creativity it brings. At MWC 2016, GIONEE will introduce a new member to its S series – the S8, an innovative mobile device that comes with hassle-free photo-shooting features and a pressure-sensitive display.” Gionee wrote in the official announcement.
The Elife S8 will have a pressure-sensitive display that was available first in the iPhone 6S from Apple and in the Huawei Mate S smartphone. The device will also have a bigger battery capacity as per the rumors from China. There are no other details available currently about the Elife S8 smartphone as no leaks emerged for this device in the past. We now have to wait for the MWC event of Gionee where we will have our hands on the device.
Gionee has recently launched the Marathon M5 mini smartphone that comes with a large battery and 2 GB of RAM. It comes with a 5-inch HD IPS display with 1280 x 720 pixels resolution and is powered by a 1.3 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6735 64-bit processor with Mali-T720 GPU and 2GB of RAM. It comes with 16GB internal storage capacity with expandable storage up to 128GB with microSD card. it runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop OS out of the box with Amigo UI 3.1 on top.
It features an 8-megapixel rear camera with LED Flash and supports 1080p video recording. It also features a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. The device is backed up by a 4000mAh battery and it supports connectivity options like 3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and USB OTG with 3.5mm audio jack and FM Radio support. it measures 143.5 x 71 x 9.6mm and will be available in Gold color options.
The company has not revealed any pricing details for the Marathon M5 mini smartphone and no availability details are available for this device as well.
Stay tuned for more news and updates.