Gionee, at an event in Beijing, has made official two of the company’s highly anticipated smartphones – the flagship Elife E8 and the battery-focused Marathon M5. While the M5’s biggest selling point is its dual 3,010mAh batteries for a max capacity of 6020mAh, the E8 focuses on its high-end specs specifically its innovative camera.
The Elife E8 features a unique camera in that it’s not only the world’s first smartphone to feature a 24-megapixel camera but it’s also the first to be able to compose gigantic 120-megapixel images. Aside from the big sensor, the camera is also composed of a six-element lens protected by a sapphire glass front element.
The rest of the E8’s camera’s features include phase-detection autofocus which, according to Gionee, is able to focus in only 0.08 to 0.2s, optical image stabilization which is able to accommodate and correct shakes up to 1.5-degrees in angle, a dual-tone LED flash, lossless zoom, and 4K video recording.
Surprisingly, Gionee is able to keep their new camera flat and flush with the rest of the smartphone’s all-metal body which is quite impressive given that other smartphones with relatively smaller cameras have theirs protruding out of the back.
As for its other specifications, the Elife E8 doesn’t disappoint as it features a large 6-inch AMOLED Quad HD screen with a display resolution of 2560 x 1440 and support for 3D Touch. It also features a rear-mounted push-type fingerprint ID sensor, a MediaTek Helio X10 MT6795 2.0GHz octa-core processor, 3GB of RAM, a whopping 64GB of internal storage, dual SIM standby with dual 4G LTE support, and a 3520mAh battery.
Lastly, the Elife E8 will run Android 5.1 Lollipop with the company’s Amigo 3.1 operating system on top. The Gionee Elife E8 will be available globally starting July 15 for a price of 3999 Yuan.