5.5mm thick, octa-core Gionee Elife S5.5 goes official in India with an asking price of $384


Touted as the world’s slimmest Android smartphone, Gionee’s Elife S5.5 was launched in India today at an event held in Goa.

You’d have heard of the device previously when it was initially showcased to the world at the MWC in Barcelona. True to its name, the Elife S5.5 flaunts a 5.5mm thick (‘thin’ would perhaps be a better choice) body, without losing out on the punch. The device features an aluminium frame to protect the rather subtle design, with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 taking care of the front, which consists of a 5-inch 1920 x 1080p screen. On the inside, the Elife S5.5 is powered by the MediaTek MT6592 octa-core processor, which is backed by a good 2GB of RAM. With a 13 mega-pixel rear and a 95-degree wide angle 5 mega-pixel front, the Gionee phone is no mug with the camera as well.

The Elife S5.5 comes with 16GB on-board storage, however, the device does miss out on a microSD slot. Akin to other manufacturers, Gionee too top the Android OS (v4.2 Jelly Bean) with some Gionee flavour in the form of their Amigo UI.

With a price tag of Rs. 22,999 ($384), the Elife S5.5 isn’t the cheapest octa-core smartphone in India, but well, those who’d fancy this device will have their own reasons. The smartphone will go head on against devices like the Micromax Canvas Knight, Wickedleak Wammy Passion X, etc.

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11 Comments

  1. B
    March 31, 2014

    What is Gionee? Because in Turkey it’s called General Mobile and somewhere else its called blue play?

    What’s the real name?

    • March 31, 2014

      Gionee makes its own phones, which are used for rebranding by other vendors worldwide.

      • B
        April 2, 2014

        Thanks for reply and do you know with which name they sell it at the Netherlands?

  2. Faux-News
    March 31, 2014

    Nice pricing. Huawei Ascend P7 to be released which i predict is going to be the main competitor to this phone, will have a tough time pricing theirs.

  3. sudham shetty
    March 31, 2014

    yash where do i buy this phone…?

    • March 31, 2014

      You probably will have to wait a bit till it shows in physical stores. Sites like snapdeal might get it sooner though.

      • sudham shetty
        April 1, 2014

        thank you…btw should I wait for oneplus one or go for s5.5…..which 1 u suggest..?

        • Faux-News
          April 1, 2014

          Not a good comparison as One plus would be high range fone interms of spec and pricing while S5.5 is more like higher midrange interms of spec and pricing.

          • sudham shetty
            April 1, 2014

            no …..articles show that its within range $400….which will b same as s5.5

  4. J
    April 9, 2014

    What is the price in USA

  5. May 13, 2014

    Does this support 2300 mhz 4G band?