Chinese smartphone maker Gionee has finally released its latest Android handset Elife E7 in the Indian market via online retailer Flipkart. The device comes in two variants. The 2GB RAM and 16GB onborad memory featuring Elife E7 is priced at Rs. 26,999. While the other one with 3GB RAM and 32GB memory will cost you Rs. 29,999.
The online retailer, however, says that the smartphones will be delivered in 17-18 business days from booking.
The smartphone which was unveiled in Shanghai back in November comes with a 5.5-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) IPS touch screen display based on One Glass Solution from JDI with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection and a 2.33mm ultra-narrow frame.
Qualcomm's most powerful 2.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 MSM8974 processor powers the Gionee Elife E7. However this processor is meant for just the 3G variant of the handset which is available in India.
While the 4G LTE version will be clocked to 2.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon MSM8974AC processor. Both the variants of the handset run on Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) OS with a layer of Amigo 2.0 UI.
Photography in Elife E7 will be taken care of by a 16-megapixel auto focus rear camera with 1/2.3″ 1.34 µm Largan M8 sensor, 5 element Sapphire Lens and a unique and stunning 8-megapixel auto focus front-facing shooter.
Again, Gionee Elife E7 comes in two variants 2GB RAM with 16GB internal memory and 3GB RAM with 32GB internal memory. Both are available in India.
Connectivity options include 3G, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi Direct, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, USB, OTG and NFC.
Further, Elife E7 measures 150.6 x 75.0 x 9.5mm-6.2mm and weighs 150 grams and draws its energy from a 2500 mAh built-in battery.
Concerning the UI features, Elife E7 has new ways to wake up the screen such as Double Tap, Black Screen Gesture that lets you draw the gestures on the black screen to go to customized apps and Voice Control. Also the handset incorporates 3 microphones for noise cancellation as well.
Since the Indian market is filled with quite a lot of smartphones including the homegrown Micromax Canvas Turbo and Karbonn Titanium S7, the newbie will have to fight these smartphones first. But considering the specs that it comes with, Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Lenovo K900, LG Optimus G Pro, Galaxy Note 2 and also Sony Xperia Z Ultra could also turn up to be its potential rival.