Gionee launched their flagship handset Elife E8 at Rs 34,999

Chinese Smartphone manufacturer company Gionee has launched their flagship device-the Elife E8 in the Indian market.  Gionee also announced that Elife E8 would be sold exclusively via Snapdeal from the coming Monday. This is the first time when Gionee will be selling any of its products through an online retail shop in India, officially. Gionee priced Elife E8 at INR 34,999 (539$).


The main USP of the Gionee Elife E8 is its 24-megapixel rear camera which can stitch photos together and produce a final image that have a resolution of 120 megapixels.The camera also comprises of a six-element lens with sapphire glass, optical image stabilisation, 4K video recording, lossless zoom at up to 3x, dual-tone LED flash, a dedicated camera button on the left-hand side and phase detection autofocus that can detect objects as fast as 0.08 seconds. The front shooter also featured with Geo-tagging, Touch focus, face/smile detection and other cool features. The handset also has an 8-megapixel front-facing camera with autofocus feature and a ‘biological’ fingerprint reader on the back panel.

The Elife E8 runs on Amigo 3.1 loaded on top of Android v5.1 Lollipop and is a dual-SIM Smartphone with 4G connectivity. This device sports a 6-inch QHD (2560 X 1440 pixel) Super AMOLED display with a pixel density of 490 pixels per inch. The phone is housed by a 2GHz Octa-core MediaTek Helio X10 (MTK6795) chipset backed with 3GB of RAM.

This latest Gionee device is powered by a 3500mAh battery which facilitates fast charging. Elife E8 comes with 64GB of inbuilt storage capacity with further expandable storage capacity up to 128GB through microSD card. This handset also features with different kind of sensors such as Accelerometer, Gyrometer, Proximity and Compass.

Connectivity wise, Gionee  Elife E8 comes with 4G LTE (with support for India bands), WLAN, Bluetooth v4.0, A2DP, EDR, A-GPS and NFC.  The Elife E8 was initially released in China back in June and was available at CNY 3,999 (almost Rs. 41,000). As Gionee also operates as a white label vendor outside the emerging markets, the same handset, sold as the BLU Pure XL, will be available at Amazon for $349.

Gionee Elife E8 Specifications

  • Display: 6 inches.
  • Resolution: 1440 x 2560 pixels (490 ppi pixel density)
  • OS: Android OS, v5.1 (Lollipop)
  • Chipset: Mediatek MT6795 Helio X10
  • Processor:2 Ghz
  • CPU: Octa-core 2 GHz Cortex-A53
  • Internal Memory: 64 GB (expendable up to 128GB via microSD card)
  • RAM: 3 GB
  • Rear Camera: 24 MP
  • Front Camera: 8 MP
  • Battery Capacity: 3500 mAh
  • Network: 4G LTE
  • Connectivity: WLAN, A-GPS, Bluetooth v4.0,NFC

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