Chinese manufacturer Gionee launched its new flagship smartphone at the Mobile World Congress. The all-new Gionee Elife S7 will hit the Indian market on April 3 and has been priced at 399 euros. It is expected to be available in India at a price under Rs 30,000.
Though the new Elife S7 remains among the thinnest smartphones in the world at 5.5mm, it is thicker than its predecessor Elife S5.1 as well rivals by the likes of Vivo and Oppo.
Gionee Elife S7 has a 5.2-inch Full HD (1080p) Super AMOLED screen and runs on a 64-bit 1.7GHz octa-core Mediatek processor with 2GB RAM. The smartphone comes with 16GB of internal storage, with no microSD card support.
It is powered by the Android 5.0-based Amigo 3.0 operating system that is said to have features like better memory management, audio selection and battery management.
Talking about the camera, Gionee CEO William Lu poked fun at Apple, calling smartphones with protruding cameras 'Tim Cook Followers'. The company's new phone has a 16MP sensor on the back that is flush with the back panel; the front camera's resolution is 8MP. It comes with software features like Intelligent Night and Beauty modes for better photos.
The smartphone supports two sim cards, with TDD and FDD network compatibility on both.
Unlike ultra-thin smartphones by Oppo and Vivo, Gionee Elife S7 has a standard 3.5mm jack. It comes with Hi-Fi level earphones for enhanced audio.
The battery capacity of the smartphone is 2,750mAh and can last over a day, according to Gionee. the company also claims that it can last up to 45 hours if the battery saver mode is used.
Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G bands HSDPA 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G bands LTE 800 / 900 / 1800 / 2600
(Bands 3, 7, 8, 20)
Speed HSPA, LTE
Announced 2015, March
Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2015, March 18
Dimensions 148.8 x 72.4 x 5.5 mm (5.86 x 2.85 x 0.22 in)
Weight 126.5 g (4.48 oz)
SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Type AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.2 inches (~69.2% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels (~424 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch--Yes, up to 5 fingers
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass - Amigo OS
OS-Android OS, v5.0 (Lollipop)
CPU-Octa-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A53
Card slot No
Internal 16 GB, 2 GB RAM
Primary 16 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR
Video [email protected]
Secondary 8 MP
Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
3.5mm jack Yes
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, hotspot
GPS Yes, with A-GPS
Radio FM radio
USB microUSB v2.0, USB Host
Sensors Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Java Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
- MP4/H.264 player
- MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
- Photo/video editor
- Document viewer
Non-removable Li-Ion 2750 mAh battery
Color--Los Angeles Black, North Pole White, Maldives Blue