Gionee has launched the Elife S5.1 in India for Rs 18,999. The S5.1 is Gionee’s slimmest smartphone and is expected to hit store shelves next week.
Earlier this year, Gionee said that the Elife S5.1 has been recognised by Guinness Book of World Records as the slimmest smartphone in the world. However, Oppo’s recently launched R5, has replaced the S5.1 as the slimmest smartphone in the world.
The Elife S5.1 comes with a metallic frame and glass body at just 5.1mm thickness. Design-wise, it’s quite similar to its predecessor – Elife S5.5.
Though the device is now slimmer than the Elife S5.5, it comes with rather toned-down specs. The Elife S5.1 sports a 4.8-inch 720p AMOLED display, which is a step down from the 5-inch Full HD display seen on the S5.5. It comes powered by 1.7GHz octa-core processor coupled with 1GB of RAM.
The S5.1 runs Android 4.4 along with a layer of the company’s Amigo 2.0 UI. On the camera front, there’s an 8-megapixel rear snapper and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. The device also gets 16GB onboard storage. All of this will be fuelled by a 2,050mAh battery.
Recently, Gionee had showcased S series smartphones – S5.1 and S5.5 – with LTE connectivity. The company has also put up its new portfolio of four devices namely, V6L LTE, Pioneer P5L LTE, P4S and P6, which are expected to enter the Indian market in mid-December. In fact, the company claims that starting 2015, all its smartphones priced above Rs 10,000 will feature LTE.