Gionee India is all set to launch the Elife E8 in the country on October 8 at an event in New Delhi. The big phablet was launched in China back in June.
Gionee has sent out media invites that reads “Block your date for some GR8 news. A new phone launch and a big entry into e-commerce”. Gionee India who is known for betting big on the retail market will finally launch a smartphone exclusive in the online market place. The reason could very well be the pricing of the Gionee Elife E8, that is expected to be around Rs 30,000-35,000. Also, it is also a high time where no company can take the online space lightly or they would regret in five years from now. The device will likely be a Flipkart exclusive.
Gionee Elife E8 Specifications
The Gionee Elife E8 features a 6-inch (2560 x 1440 pixels) Quad HD AMOLED display which is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. It is powered by a 2 GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio X 10 (MT6795) processor along with PowerVR G6200 GPU. The E8 body is made up of aluminium magnesium alloy. It has 3 GB of RAM and comes with 64 GB of internal memory which can be expanded up to 128 GB via microSD. The device runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop with the company’s Amigo UI 3.1 on top of it.
The Elife E8 comes with a 23.7 megapixel rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, 1/2.3″ sensor, 6P lenses, Optical Image stabilization (OIS). It shoots videos at 4K. The camera is capable of shooting up to 120 megapixel images via software modifications which is mind-blowing. It has a 8 megapixel front-facing camera with wide-angle lens for selfies and video calling. The phablet is 9.6 mm thick and weighs 207 grams. It supports dual SIM and comes with a fingerprint sensor at the back for secure locking of the device.
The Elife E8 comes with 4G LTE (on both SIMs), 3G, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, USB OTG, NFC and GPS as connectivity options. The phablet packs in a 3,520 mAh battery under the hood. It has NXP Smart PA audio chip along with stereo speakers with DTS support.
The phablet has been recently rebranded and launched as Blu Pure XL in USA.