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Gionee Elife E8 Specs & Price

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Its been a while since the grand Elife E7 hit the market and many would say it is long overdue for it to have a successor. After more than a year wait, the 2013 phablet looks set to have a successor in the Gionee Elife E8, which is expected in the coming weeks. The new device packs a massive 6-inch display and boasts several high-end features, going by a listing on the website of Chinese regulator TENAA. Also checkout the Gionee M6.

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Gionee Elife E8

Build and Display

The new Gionee Elife E8 sports a relatively slim profile at a thickness of 9.6 millimetres. While the tablet wannabe might not be overly thick, it is a tad bulky at 207 grams in part due to its larger battery.

The Gionee Elife E8 packs an improved display measuring six inches diagonally, as against the 5.5-inch screen on the Gionee Elife E7. The AMOLED panel will have a Quad HD (2560 x 1440 pixels) resolution compared to the Full HD (1080p) resolution of its predecessor.

Camera and Storage

This tablet-like phone does not seem much different from its predecessor in the camera department. The Elife E8 looks likely to have a 16-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel front-facing snapper, although GSMArena reports that the main camera is specified as 8 megapixels, perhaps, as a mistake.

Onboard storage on the device is 32GB and up to 128 GB extra storage space can be added using a microSD card.

Hardware and Software

Gionee Elife E8 will be equipped with an octa-core processor clocked at 2GHz. The model of the chipset is not known, but given its speed and number of cores, it is likely to be the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810.

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The chip is paired with 3GB RAM. The Elife E8 runs on Gionee’s Amigo UI, which is based on Android 5.0 (Lollipop) operating system. Juice for running the device is supplied by a 3520mAh battery.

One of the key features on the Gionee Elife E8 is a fingerprint scanner, which is fitting of a flagship device.

Pricing and availability

Gionee Elife E8 is not yet available in Nigeria. In fact, the phone is not yet official and the specs above and below are not final. We currently have no data on pricing and availability. When available, Gionee Elife E8 Price in Nigeria is expected to range from N65,000 to N80,000, depending on your location in the country.

Gionee Elife E8 Specs

Here are a few specs of the Gionee Elife E8 (These are all preliminary specs):

General Features

  • Platform: Android 5.0 (Lollipop), Amigo UI
  • Processor: 2.0GHz octa-core Processor
  • GPU:
  • Memory: 3 GB RAM
  • Colours:
  • Dimension: 164.0 x 82.3 x 9.6 mm
  • Weight: 207 g
  • SIM Type:
  • SIM Count:

Display

  • Display: 6.0-inch AMOLED Display, 2560 x 1440 pixels (489ppi)
  • Display Protection:

Camera

  • Rear Camera: 8 MP Camera?, most probably a 16 MP camera
  • Rear Camera Features: Autofocus, Face Detection, HDR, Panorama, Geo-tagging
  • Front Camera: 8 MP Camera

Storage

  • Built-in Storage: 32GB Storage
  • Memory Card Support: Yes
  • Bundled Cloud Storage:

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz
  • 2G CDMA 1X: No
  • 3G WCDMA: 900 / 1900 / 2100MHz
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: No
  • 4G LTE: Yes

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes, up to 48kbps
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes, up to 21 Mbps
  • HSPA+: Yes
  • CDMA EVDO: No
  • 4G LTE: Yes
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • NFC: No
  • Infrared Blaster: No
  • USB Port: Yes, microUSB 2.0, USB on the Go

Messaging

  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol:

Entertainment

  • Music Player: Yes, mp3, WAV, FLAC, eACC+
  • Video Player: Yes, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, XviD
  • FM Radio: Yes (with RDS)
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes

Navigation

  • Navigation: Yes, GPS with A-GPS
  • Maps: Yes, Google Maps

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: No
  • Pedometer: No
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: No
  • Iris Scanner: No
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant:
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: Yes
  • Voice Control:

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes (with dedicated Mic)
  • Wireless Charging: No
  • Water Resistant: No
  • Dust Resistant:
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: No (download at store)
  • Document Viewer: No (download at store)
  • Document Editor: No (download at store)

Battery

  • Battery: 3520 mAh Battery
  • Talktime:
  • Standby Time:
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Paschal Okafor is the founder of NaijaTechGuide. A Graduate of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Paschal is passionate about Technology and since 2006 has written over 4000 articles covering Mobile Devices, Consumer Electronics, Digital Marketing, Mobile Apps, and Online Services. Over the past 16 years, he has managed to turn a blog that started life on a Google Blogger subdomain into the Largest Technology Blog in Nigeria and quite possibly the largest in Africa. Paschal has been Building, Analyzing, and Maintaining Websites for over 17 years and also shares his wealth of knowledge and experience about building and managing websites on NaijaTechGuide.

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