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Gionee Elife E8 and Gionne M5 phones announced

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Gionee has announced the much waited flagship Elife E8 phone along with Gionee M5 handset at global launch event held at Beijing.

The Gionee Elife E8 Flagship phone is priced at 3999 Chinese Yuan that converts to US$ 644 or Rs. 41,120 approx and will be available in Chinese markets from July 15, 2015. Indian launch date is expected in August.

The mid-range Gionee M5 phone carries priced tag of 2299 Chinese Yuan (US$ 370 / Rs. 23,660 approx.) and will be available in White, Black and Gold colors. It will start selling from June 25, 2015.

Gionee Elife E8 Specifications, Features

This mobile phone is built using Aluminum Magnesium ally for its durability. It has Dual SIM slots inside that support 4G-LTE networks and is equipped with a powerful 3500 mAh battery inside. It runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop with Amigo UI 3.1.

The Elife E8 Specs include a 6-Inch AMOLED Plus display and has QHD Resolution 2560 x 1440 Pixels. The 490ppi pixel density coupled with high end screen will ensure crystal clear output and enhanced colors.


Powered by 2Ghz Octa Core 64-Bit Helio X10 MediaTek MT 6795 Processor and Power VR Rogue G6200 GPU, the handset ensures  smooth multi-tasking. It is backed by 3GB RAM and has 64GB internal storage memory. MicroSD card slot is also present that supports up to 128GB.

Gionee has developed the E8 keeping in mind the photo enthusiasts. The company has included a powerful 24 mega pixel main snapper on the back. Software tweaks allow the users to take images at 120 mega pixel resolution, which is mind boggling. The phased detection auto focus feature focuses in just 0.08 to 0.2 seconds, company claims. It has 1/2.3-Inch Sensor, 6P Lens, Optical Image Stabilization, Dual LED  Dual Tone Flash, HDR and has ability to record 4K videos at 30 Fps. There is an 8 mega pixel front snapper as well for selfie clicks and video conference.

The Elife E8 spec sheet also has Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth V4.0 with A2DP, MicroUSB V2.0, USB OTG, GPS, NFC, FM Radio, 3.5mm Audio Jack etc. For sound fanatics, the phone is equipped with DTS Sound technology and comes bundled with NXP Audio chipset.

Gionee M5 Specifications, Features

Lets start with the battery as the M5 uses two 3010 mAh battery cells, that is a whooping 6020 mAh power supply. The phone is said to last up to 62 hours of standby with just 5% battery. Four days of Heavy usage is expected with a full charge . The battery can be used to charge other devices and is equipped with a fast dual charging chip.

The unibody metallic frame design with measurements of 152 x 76 x 8.5 mm gives a premium feel to the phone. Dual SIM slots are available that supports 4G-LTE.


Gionee M5 Spec include 5.5-Inch AMOLED Plus display with 1280 x 720 Pixels resolution. It is powered by 1.5GHz Quad Core 64-Bit MediaTek MT6735 Processor, Mali T760 GPU and 2GB DDR3 RAM. Internal storage space is 16GB along with an additional MicroSD card slot for further expansion.

It has 5 mega pixel front camera with 84-degree wide angle lens for Selfies and a 13 mega pixel main snapper on the back. Primary camera feature include 5P lens, LED Flash, Auto Focus, Touch Focus, Digital Zoom, Geo-Tagging and 1080p video recording capabilities.

The handset runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop OS overlapped with Amigo UI 3.1 out of the box. Connectivity options are Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Bluetotoh V4.0, MicroUSB V2.0, GPS, FM Radio, USB OTG, 3.5mm Audio Jack etc.


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