18:33 11th Jun, 2015
Gionee Elife E8 Announced With Deca-Core Processor And 24 MP Camera
The company also announced its Marathon M5 with a 6000 mAh battery.
Chinese smartphone maker Gionee has announced two new global smartphones at its Beijing event and both handsets come with some impressive specs worth talking about.
The first and the higher specd one is the Gionee Elife E8, which has been in the rumour mill for a really long time. The handset comes in a rather unique metal clad body, but clearly, that is not the important bit.
What this handset manages to do is go big on specs, those that can even put flagships from reputed brands like Samsung, HTC and LG to shame.
- We get a 6 inch WQHD (16:9, 2560 x 1440 pixels) AMOLED display with pixel density of 490 ppi that literally hugs the external frame
- The handset is powered by a deca-core, MediaTek Helio X10 processor clocked at 2 GHz and a PowerVR 6200 GPU
- Memory options include 3 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal memory, which is expandable thanks to a micro SD card slot
- The camera department is indeed something to talk about with a 24 MP primary sensor that allows for lossless Zoom up to 3X and can pull off images of up to 120 MP in resolution
- The secondary camera unit offers an 8 MP sensor
- We get the usual connectivity options including NFC and dual 4G SIM slots
- Gionee even managed to pack in a fingerprint sensor, which makes sense if they handset gets upgraded to Android M
- All of the above is powered by a 3520 mAh battery which is impressive considering the smartphone’s waistline
The second smartphone to be announced was the Marathon M5, which has been designed with just one thing in mind and that is the battery. The device sports standard mid-range specifications, but goes big with a 6000mAh battery.
- We get a 5.5 inch 720 p AMOLED display
- Inside there is a MediaTek MT6735 processor with 2 GB of RAM coupled with 16 GB of internal storage that is expandable
- There is a 13 MP camera on the back, while the front facing unit packs in a 5 MP one
- We get the usual radios along with a Dual SIM LTE setup, all powered by a 6000 mAh battery, which also comes with software optimisations that can let it be used as a power bank
The Gionee Elife E8 is a premium device and has been announced with a price tag of CNY 3999 which is approximately Rs 41,000. As for the Gionee Marathon M5, its a bit lower down the smartphone hierarchy at CNY 2299 which approximately Rs 24,000.
Both smartphones have currently been announced for China only but Gionee has plans to roll out this deca-core beast to its other markets as well.
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