Gionee announced the Elife S7, the successor to its slim line of phones – the Elife S5.5 and Elife S5.1 – at MWC on March 2. Today, at an event in Hyderabad, Gionee announced the phone for the Indian market at Rs 24,999.
Gionee Elife S7 is a dual-SIM phone which sports a 5.5mm thick edges and comes with a 5.2-inch full HD Super AMOLED display. It houses the 64-bit MediaTek SoC which has a 1.7GHz octa-core processor paired with 2GB of RAM. On the storage front, you will get 16GB of space.
This will be the first Gionee smartphone to come with Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box which will have Gionee’s proprietary Amigo 3.0 skin on top. In terms of connectivity, the Elife S7 will come with 2G/3G/4G LTE, Wi-fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS and Hi-Fi audio.
On the camera front, you will get a 13MP rear snapper which will employ Gionee’s new image processing system. This new processing system lets the S7 to capture around 6 images per second. Like one of its predecessor, the Elife E7, the Gionee Elife S7 will also come with an 8MP front facing camera.
Dipped in black, white and blue, the device will be available this week via offline retailers.
Apart from its slim line of phones, Gionee is also looking at launching its next flagship this year. The company is planning a global launch for the successor to its popular flagship device Elife E7.
The company said that it plans to launch the Elife E8 in the second quarter and also plans to bring it to India this year. It is believed to adopt a completely new design rather than simply being an incremental upgrade.
Besides, the company also disclosed their ‘Make in India’ plans for India. It also plans to set up a manufacturing unit in India with an investment of Rs 300 crore in the next three years. Gionee also plans to expand its R&D team here. We can expect another announcement related to its’Make in India’ plans in the next four weeks.