Gionee unveiled the narrowest 5.5″ phone yet – just 74.9mm wide. The Gionee S8 is one of the latest from Gionee. Most of the newly launched phones are targeting a 4gb ram and a fingerprint sensor. E.g Elephone P9000.
The Gionee S8 features a “loop” full-metal design. “Loop” here means that the antenna runs around the side of the phone. Unlike the LG G5, the S8 has traditional antenna lines, but they are painted to perfectly match the rest of the body.
The AMOLED screen has 1080p resolution and is covered with 2.5D glass. It has 3D touch too, recognizing three levels – Touch (selects), Tap (previews) and Press (opens)
The phone will run Android 6.0 Marshmallow at launch and has a fingerprint reader on its Home key. Initially, the custom Amigo 3.2 skin will be used (Gionee’s own take on Android), but the 4.0 update will come out in June.
The company has brokered an interesting, unique feature with WhatsApp (the popular chat app). The S8 can log into two WhatsApp accounts, so you can keep personal and work communications separate.
Also in terms of communications, the S8 is a dual-SIM phone with LTE and VoLTE.
The Gionee S8 will launch at the end of March for €450.
Gionee S8 Full Specs
|2G Network||GSM 900 / 1800|
|3G Network||HSPDA 2100|
VoLTE up to 600Mbps), CAT 12 LTE
|SIM||Dual SIM (Micro-SIM/Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
Announced 2016, February
154.3 x 74.9 x 7 mm (6.07 x 2.95 x 0.28 in)
Weight 147.2 g (5.19 oz)
|Type||IPS capacitive LCD touchscreen with 16,000,000 colors|
AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.5 inches (~72.2% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels (~401 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch– Yes, up to 5 fingers
Protection, Corning Gorilla Glass 4
– Amigo OS 3.2
– Force Touch display
Memory And OS
|Card slot||MicroSD, up to 200 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)|
|OS||Amigo UI 3.2 (based on Android 6.0. 1 Marshmallow)|
Mediatek MT6755 Helio P10
CPU Octa-core 1.9 GHz Cortex-A53
4 GB LPDDR3 RAM
Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
3.5mm jack– Yes
– DTS sound
– Hi-Fi audio
|Loudspeaker||Yes Hifi Audio|
|Audio port||3.5mm jack|
|2G||GPRS – up to 85.6 kbps; EDGE – up to 236.8 kbps|
|3G||Up to 7.2 mbps downlink; Up to 5.76 mbps uplink|
|WIFI||– Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||Version 4.0 A2DP|
|GPS||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS (BeiDou)|
|USB||microUSB v2.0, USB Host|
16 MP, f/1.8, phase detection and laser autofocus, LED flash
Features– Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR
8 MP, 1/4″ sensor size
|Sensors||Sensors– Fingerprint, accelerometer, proximity, compass|
|Messaging||SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM|
|Miscellaneous||– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/WMA player
– FM Radio
– MP4/H.264/H.263/WMV player
– Image viewer and editor
– Document viewer and editor
– Preloaded applications – GTalk , YouTube, Gmail, YouTube, Google Talk, etc.