Gionee isn’t willing to lose the “world Slimmest” title belt just yet. The Chinese manufacturer has announced the next iteration in Elife S series, The Elife S5.1. Yes, as the S5.1 Moniker suggests, the smartphone will be only 5.1 mm thin (139.8×67.4×5.15mm), beating Gionee’s own Elife S5.5 launched earlier this year.
This waist shedding however comes with a price. The specs have been slightly trimmed down, something which we won’t mind if there is a parallel decrease in its Price as well.
Gionee is still using a Super AMOLED panel, 4.8 inches in size braced with 720p HD resolution, which isn’t expected to feel scarce on this display size. On the inside, the octa core MT6592 has been replaced with 1.2 GHz quad core Snapdragon 400 MSM 8926 SoC assisted by 1 GB RAM.
This is a good decision as this might reduce heating issues in Elife S5.5, which were attributed to slim metallic design and MT6592 SoC. Storage is non expandable 16 GB, while the battery capacity is 2100 mAh.
Imaging hardware has also been trimmed down to an 8 MP rear unit with LED flash and a 5 MP front camera for selfies. Since its MSM8926, Cat 4 LTE is also present. Software isn’t much exiting with Android 4.3 Jelly bean topped by Amigo 2.0 UI.
There is no word on the price yet, but we can expect it to be lower than Elife S5.5 which is now selling for around 20K in India. Gionee is shifting towards a lower cost segment with this one, which is totally reasonable in current market scenario. Do you think it’s still hip to own the slimmest smartphone in the world? Let us know in the comment section below.
|Model||Gionee Elife S5.1|
|Display||4.8 Inch , HD|
|Processor||1.2 GHz Quad Core|
|Internal Storage||16 GB|
|OS||Android 4.3 Jelly Bean|
|Camera||8 MP/ 5 MP|
|Price||To be Announced|