Whether in India or Internationally, China's Gionee has proven its mettle time and again in the handset market. The company has toiled hard to create epic phones to stay relevant in the highly competitive smartphone business.
Where established brands such as Samsung or Sony have failed to create a benchmark, Gionee has managed to deliver an impressive show.
Not long ago, we saw the company announce the world's slimmest smartphone at this year's Mobile World Congress (MWC). No doubt, the Gionee Elife S5.5 (5.5mm thin) easily beats the previous record holder, the Huawei Ascend P6 (6.14mm), in the slimmest category.
Since its official launch, the rumor land has been abuzz with gossips surrounding the launch of Elife S5.5 in India.
On Monday, the firm itself ended the curiosity by sending an invitation to attend the launch of Elife S5.5 on March 30th and March 31st in Goa, India. It seems that the official launch will happen on Monday, March 31st.
The phone's official price and retail availability will most likely to be announced on the event itself.
Gionee Elife S5.5- Highlighted Specifications
Chinese smart phone vendor is about to release its super slim phone, the Gionee Elife S5.5, in India. The device is a premium finished product encased in a 5.5 mm thin metal frame. On the surface, the phone packs a 5.0-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display with corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.
Under the hood, the world's slimmest phone incorporates a 1.7 GHz Octa-core MediaTek MT6592 processor with Mali 450-MP4 GPU, backed by 2GB LPDDR3 RAM and 16GB internal memory.
The Android 4.2 Jelly Bean-powered beast has a 13MP rear-facing camera with an LED Flash with a Full HD 1080p recording capability. It also comes with a 5MP shooter on the front. The makers have added a 2300mAh battery fitted inside.
Other highlighted connectivity options include: 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and USB OTG, amongst others.
Gionee Elife S5.5 - Release Date and Competition
The Elife S5.5 will be soon made available in India and other South East Asian countries. The device is already available in China for $375 or Rs. 22,741 approximately. The Indian retail price of Gionee Elife S5.5 is expected to around Rs. 24,000.
In terms of competition, the biggest threat to Elife S5.5 is none other than, the Lenovo Vibe X, a rival handset from yet another Chinese brand.
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