As promised, the Chinese handset maker Gionee has launched the S8 smartphone at MWC 2016 in Barcelona, Spain. The Gionee S8 is an updated version of the Elife S7, which was one of the slimmest dual SIM smartphones when it was launched last year.
This device comes with loop full metal design and Gionee S8 is the world's first smartphone to come with invisible antenna design. Moving on to the specification, the so-called Gionee S8 sports a 5.5-inch FHD AMOLED display with colorful water drop glass.
On the hardware, it is powered by a MediaTek Helio P10 processor besides 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM on board. As per the company, this SoC will be more powerful, increasing the performance by 30%, and also saves the battery consumption by 20%.
Coming to the imaging factor, this device flaunts a 16MP rear camera with laser, PDAF focus and on the front has 8MP camera. Talking about the software, the Gionee Elife S8 is shipped with Amigo 3.2 topping Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box.
The hardware of Gionee S8 is powered by a 3000mAh battery with fast charging technology. Moreover, the fingerprint sensor on the home button comes with faster login time with 0.1s. The Gionee S8 comes in Rose Gold, Grey, Gold variant and will be available at 449 EUR (approx Rs. 33,940).
Let's have a look at the top 10 features of Gionee S8:
Sports Colorful water drop glass
This device comes with Colorful water drop glass, consisting of 2.5D and 180-degree visual color lights. Moreover, the Gionee S8 sports a 5.5-inch FHD AMOLED display.
In this department, Gionee has generously offered 64GB of ROM with 4GB RAM under the hood.
World's first invisible Antenna
The Gionee S8 comes with Loop full metal design along with world first invisible Antenna design.
Increases performance during usage
This device is powered by a MediaTek Helio P10 processor, which increases the performance by 30% during the usage.
16MP camera with laser focus!
The fact that Gionee is focusing on the camera department of the S8 is quite surprising considering the fact that S series is mainly meant to be fashionable.
This Gionee S8 device comes with 16MP rear camera with laser, PDAF focus and on the front the device has 8MP selfie camera. Further, this device comes with video editing option also.
Gionee S8 has fingerprint sensor with response time of 0.1s!
The Gionee comes with the fingerprint sensor which is integrated in the home button. As per the company, the response time is 0.1s, which is pretty fast.
Amigo 3.2 topped with Android 6.0
The Gionee is shipped with its home-baked Amigo 3.2 OS on top of Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box.
Dual Whatsapp ? Seriously
Talking about the feature, Gionee S8 comes with lots of customizable features such as 3D live wallpaper, 3D touch quick menu, Full skin beauty feature, Ami locker live, Dual Whatsapp and etc
From 4G to 4G+
This time, the Chinese handset maker has opted for the 4G+ option. Both the SIM supports 4G full bands including 7 modes and 15 bands.
Slimmer yet powerful battery
The Gionee S8 is powered by a more powerful yet slimmer 3000mAh battery with fast charging technology.