After posting several teasers, Gionee has finally unveiled its next slim phone Elife S7, which isn’t competing for the slimmest crown, but is slim enough for comfortable handling at 5.5 mm. The phone offers a very sturdy Aero grade Aluminum Magnesium Alloy unibody design, with Gorilla Glass 3 covering front and rear surface and has been priced at 29,999 INR.
Like all other slim phones, this one too features a Super AMOLED panel, 5.2 Inches in size with 1920 x 1080p full HD resolution and is powered by 1.7 GHz MediaTek 64 bit octa core chipset (Most likely MT6752) with 2 GB RAM and 16 GB storage.
In spite of its slim design, Gionee has managed to squeeze in 2750 mAh battery. The 13 MP rear camera can click 6 images in one second, thanks to Gionee’s new image processing system. A front 8 MP camera is also present for selfies. The Dual SIM handset will also support 4G LTE besides standard set of connectivity features.
Gionee has also included plenty of software and hardware optimization techniques to save battery, resulting in 32 percent more back up overall. The phone can offer 33 hours of standby time only on 10 percent charge. Large speakers powered by NXP offer 50 percent boost in volume. Heat dissipation is another focus area in Elife S7 design, which enables it to run cooler than other competition.
Speaking on the launch, Arvind.R.Vohra, Country CEO & MD – Gionee Smartphones India said "We have had a rapid since our launch 2 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. ELIFE S5.5 & S5.1 witnessed huge acceptance amongst Indian consumers and we are certain that the S7 will create its own benchmark.”
This will be the first Gionee Smartphone to be running Amigo UI 3.0 based on Android 5.0 Lollipop. Gionee has successfully managed to create presence on ground in India, and if everything works as advertised, Gionee will be able to justify the price tag of 29,999 INR in price sensitive Indian market. Gionee will introduce this in India at a separate launch event on 3rd April 2015.
|Model||Gionee Elife S7|
|Display||5.2 inch, FHD|
|Processor||1.7 GHz Octa Core|
|Internal Storage||16 GB|
|OS||Android 5.0 Lollipop based Amigo UI 3.0|
|Camera||13 MP/ 8 MP|