Gionee Elife E8 Launched, Packs a 24 MP Rear Camera

Gionee Elife E8 Launched, Packs a 24 MP Rear Camera

If you’ve never heard of Gionee before, we won’t really blame you for it. Gionee is one of China’s biggest manufacturers of mobile phones, with recent forays into other Asian markets. They don’t really have an international presence at this stage, but the company has just launched a product which is making heads turn in the global market.

At an event held today in China, Gionee launched the Elife E8. On paper, the product is something straight out of a bucket list of features that could be packed in a smartphone.

Starting with the display, the Gionee Elife E8 features a 6-inch Quad HD display with a pixel density of 490 ppi. For the processor, the phone rocks a 64-bit Mediatek Helio X10 chipset with a 2GHz octa-core MT6795 processor. There’s a PowerVR 6200 for the GPU, with 3GB of RAM to hold everything together smoothly. There’s also 64GB of base storage with micro-sd expansion up to 128GB.

There is a reason why there is so much storage offered with this smartphone, and that is the camera. The rear camera is a 23.7 MP shooter with OIS with dual tone LED flash and video recording up to 4K. The phone also offers lossless zoom, which is boasted off as a first for Android smartphones. Using software, the rear camera can stitch together a 100 MP resolution image. The front camera also does not corners with an 8 MP shooter with autofocus.


gsmarena_007For the rest of the phone, there’s a 3,500 mAH battery to keep you going, and the phone comes with Gionee’s Amigo UI on top of Android 5.1 Lollipop. There is also a fingerprint sensor at the back of the device.

The device is currently restricted to retail only in China for a price of CNY 3,999 ($645) from July 15 onwards. The device is also a rumored for an end-of-June launch in India. If you want to purchase this device out of China, you can buy the Allview X2 Xtreme from Romania, which is just a rebranded Elife E8, from August 15 onwards for a price of $550.

Keeping in mind the track record of Chinese OEM’s with regards enthusiast community interaction, the Gionee Elife E8 will not really be amassing a following in a GPL-compliant XDA. Nevertheless, it is good to see manufacturer’s continue on pushing the boundaries of what smartphones can do.

What do you think of the Gionee Elife E8? Would you like to purchase this device? Let us know yout thoughts in the comments below!

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Aamir Siddiqui
Aamir Siddiqui

I am a tech journalist with XDA since 2015, while being a qualified business-litigation lawyer with experience in the field. A low-end smartphone purchase in 2011 brought me to the forums, and it's been a journey filled with custom ROMs ever since. When not fully dipped in smartphone news, I love traveling to places just to capture pictures of the sun setting. You can reach out to me at [email protected]