4.6mm thick Gionee Elife S7 spotted in the flesh!


gionee elife s7

The thin-phone-fad seems like its here to stay, especially as far as Chinese OEMs are concerned. Reason why I’m saying this is in front of you; Gionee (Elife S5.5, S5.1), OPPO (R5) and Vivo (X5Max), three of China’s biggest manufacturers have had a tough 2014 fighting against each other for the crown of the world’s thinnest phone makers.

Gionee seems to have prepped another contender for this battle, which we expect to see this MWC. Considering the rate at which companies are dishing out ‘the world’s thinnest phone’, one can only hope that no other manufacturer beats Gionee with still some time to go for the unveil.

According to reports, the Gionee Elife S7 (or whatever it is called at launch) will be a mere 4.6mm thick; now that’s certainly thinner than most would feel comfortable holding. Nonetheless, images of the smartphone in the wild seem to have leaked, and are put right after this break for you to see.

Can’t say about the authenticity of these images, but there’s nothing saying that they’re fake. Furthermore, the phone is expected to pack 2GB of RAM and run Android v5.0 Lollipop out of the box, which is certainly something we’d love to see!

What section of the market do you think Gionee’s going to target with this one? Or will it need to create one altogether…

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16 Comments

  1. Darevintage
    February 11, 2015

    One day we may just wake to hear a phone company decided to produce ‘no phone’ so it can beat the thinnest one. I wonder how far they will push this ‘thinnest phone’ battle

    • Airyl
      February 11, 2015

      Until they’re thin enough to be used as murder weapons. Think about the possibilities.

      • Muhammad Yasir
        February 11, 2015

        think about cats using these to murder their most resented owners :p

    • desponent
      February 11, 2015

      I think they will stop when their prototype actually slice their QA department’s hands…

      NAH

    • antidumb
      February 13, 2015

      there’s already ‘no phone’ in market, it’s real

  2. kolakao
    February 11, 2015

    Spotted in the FLASH*
    please fix the news header 🙂

    • Hellvetta
      February 11, 2015

      Spotted in a HASH*
      please fix the news header 🙂

  3. Muhammad Yasir
    February 11, 2015

    Expensive phone from gionee in 3.. 2.. 1

    • balcobomber25
      February 12, 2015

      I wouldn’t count on it. Gionee has a history of offering great phones at budget friendly prices. From the mid range Elife series with their Super Model thinness to their flagship line, IUNI.

      Gionee is more than just a phone company, they are also one of the largest OEMs in China. Meaning they don’t have a lot of the manufacturing costs that other brands do.

      • Muhammad Yasir
        February 12, 2015

        hmm.. i see

        • balcobomber25
          February 12, 2015

          Another advantage Gionee has is these phones are all sold in about a dozen countries by various partners like Blu in the US. Those companies pool together their resources and split the costs of development and manufacturing which allows them to offer quality phones at good prices.

  4. Faux-News
    February 11, 2015

    no protruding camera, unlike the competition.

  5. GXA
    February 11, 2015

    We want a thin phone about 4,5 screen and very small bezels all around. With an MTK 6752 and 2 or 3 G ram.

    • antidumb
      February 11, 2015

      from all powerful arm chip you could think about. you choose mediacrap :p

      • balcobomber25
        February 12, 2015

        With each chip they released MTK is closing the gap in some areas and surpassing Qualcomm in others. Not to mention their chips are cheaper which many manufacturers pass on those savings to the customers.

        • Damien Xenos
          February 14, 2015

          Until Mediatek routinely releaswe source code it and Chinese phones will always be hobbled with poor software support. I would be on the bandwagon right away if ROMs were an option.