As we expected, Gionee has finally announced the Elife S7 smartphone that everyone had been waiting for. GizChina had previously leaked information about the device, including the fact that it will have an octa-core MediaTek MT6752 SoC. It turns out our report was indeed spot on!
64-bit octa-core CPU , 5.5 mm thin frame
The Elife S7 has a 5.2-inch Super AMOLED display with a full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080p pixels. The 1.7GHz octa-core MT6752 is accompanied by 2GB of RAM on the phone, which means Gionee isn’t really aiming at the flagship area with this one. The Elife S7 also has 16GB on-board storage, which doesn’t seem to be expandable. I think that can be attributed to the fact that the chassis of the device doesn’t allow for much flexibility; the phone measures 139.8 mm x 67.4 mm x 5.5 mm, i.e., is as thin as the Elife S5.5 which was the thinnest phone at one point in time last year.
The phone also features a 13 mega-pixel main camera along with an 8 mega-pixel front sensor, which is fixed focus. Battery is often a problem with thin phones, but it looks as though Gionee have it sorted on the Elife S7 with a 2700mAh cell which doesn’t sound too bad on paper.
As is the trend these days, Gionee will be shipping the phone with its own skin — Amigo 3.0 — over Android 5.0 which is certainly something Gionee can be proud of. The dual SIM phone has support for 4G networks on the following bands: TDD LTE B38/39/40 FDD LTE B3/7/8/20.
The 13 mega-pixel sensor of the Elife S7 is also supposed to feature what Gionee call the Image+ processing engine which enabled users to shoot ‘stunningly high quality images’. The MediaTek MT6752 of the Elife S7 is already a proven horse; we’ve previously seen phones such as the JiaYu S3 and Siswoo Cooper i7 powered by the chip.