We have been hearing a lot about the upcoming Gionee Elife S8 flagship, thanks to the numerous leaks and even a TENAA listing. Now, the same phone has finally ended up in front of the camera.
Earlier today, we came across a new video which shows of the new Gionee Elife S8 in full glory. The device shown in the video looks exactly like the one from the leaked pictures. You can particularly see that the phone features an all metal design.
Talking more about the design, the phone looks quite slim, but that’s mainly because of its large profile. In reality, TENAA listing revealed that the phone will measure 9.6mm which is much thicker than the average flagships in the market right now. You can also see the fingerprint sensor at the back, just below the camera unit and a dedicated camera button.
This button once again proves that the company wants this phone to be known for its camera, which is expected to be of an impressive 23MP. Gionee itself has said that the phone will be able to take up to 100MP pictures in resolution, which will be a first for the smartphone camera. The video further shows that the back is removable, but the 3250mAh battery will be built in. So, you can only change MicroSD and SIM cards once you open up the cover.
TENAA has already given us an idea about the specs of the Gionee S8. So, it will feature MT6795 Helio X10 octa-core chip with 3GB RAM and 32GB of expandable storage. There will be a 23MP cam at the back along with a 8MP front facing shooter. As for the display, expect a 6-inch screen with 2K resolution. Finally, for software, the phone will run on Android 5.0 with the company’s own Amigo 3.0 UI on top.
Overall, the Gionee elife S8 turns out to be a great phone, especially for those who are looking for a giant phablet. However, we hope that the company will price it appropriately.