Gionee Elife E8 to take photos in 100MP! Yes, you read it right.


gionee elife e8

More rumors of the Gionee new flagship! We already reported about the camera this week, but now, new sources claim the capability of taking 100 Mega-Pixels photos!

News about Gionee Elife S8, began to emerge with strength during these weeks. The phone that comes to replace the old E7, after a long reign, has appeared in TENAA in the last week. This week we have shown some finds about the camera that will be present on the device.

Now after a few teasers, rumors began to emerge indicating that the device can take pictures in 100Mega-Pixels! That may sound an overstatement, or even impossible, When it appears that the device in question might feature a 23.8MP sensor, probably the OmniVision OV23850.

But if we remember the case of some Oppo phones, the camera software did all the work, an advanced interpolation which resulted in crisp and beautiful 51MP pictures. We can assume that Gionee will make a similar job to result in pictures with so insane size.

Regardless, we must remember that the Elife E7 16MP camera, still offer one of the best cameras of the market, even after so long. Results of choice not only of a good sensor, but also due the good software responsible for the final work.

The Gionee Elife E8 is set to launch sometime in this year, other specs include a 2K display, 3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, 8 mega-pixel front camera, 3250mAh battery, Fingerprint and Android 5.0, probably powered by the MT6795 SoC, but this still remains to be confirmed.

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36 Comments

  1. Riccardo Benzoni
    May 14, 2015

    even without that huge interpolation, I’m sure it will take awesome shots like e7 did (hopefully even better). Small and medium chinese brands are like sheeps, right now they are all crazy for sony sensors, let’s see if (also due to the huge shortage of imx sensors) they will start looking to omnivision’s premium sensors in their future flagship devices!

    • Rob
      May 14, 2015

      As far as I’m aware they always use OV sensors and they are superior to the Sony ones in my opinion.

      • Riccardo Benzoni
        May 14, 2015

        The ov they usually use in their basic products are the “ordinary” 8mpx interpolated to 13 mpx with cheap lenses and (almost always) bad/barely decent optimization, in the usually so called flagships they almost always go for imx sensors nowadays. I’d also go with OV newest purecel’s sensors, as long as they are properly implemented, otherwise even the best sensor is wasted

        • Tizz
          May 14, 2015

          Your name LMAO

          • Riccardo Benzoni
            May 14, 2015

            Ti devi spaventareeeh! 😀

            • Tizz
              May 14, 2015

              Grande! Non avrei mai pensato di incontrare un italiano qui 🙂
              Hai visto lo Stonex?

            • Riccardo Benzoni
              May 14, 2015

              in effetti non siamo in tanti… pochi ma buoni! 😀
              Si, ho visto e devo dire che, contrariamente alle premesse passate (vedi komu ed altre pseudo-italianate) questa volta le aspettative sono decisamente settate in alto: a quanto pare sono riusciti ad ottenere preventivamente i sorgenti mediatek per l’helio x10, cosa che apre la strada forse al primo telefono mediatek realmente moddabile. Il fatto di volerci creare una comunità attorno poi è un ulteriore valore aggiunto vista la disponibilità dei sorgenti e la bravura di molti modders nostrani, considerato infine il prezzo dell’hardware decisamente buono per ciò che offre (non è che in cina device con la stessa base hardware costino meno, aggiungici dogana e forse siamo pure sopra) c’è la possibilità che nasca qualcosa di veramente buono, nella speranza che non sia solo fumo per vendere il primo modello e scappare via con l’argenteria!

            • Tizz
              May 14, 2015

              Eh si 😀

            • Riccardo Benzoni
              May 14, 2015

              ho visto adesso la parte su stonex, ti ho risposto su 😉

            • Tizz
              May 14, 2015

              Concordo in tutto per tutto, diciamo che è veramente economico solo per il mercato italiano/europeo, per mercati stranieri aggiungendoci i resellers e spedizione si supererà facilmente i $400, comunque ho visto il LeTV S1 a $260!

            • Riccardo Benzoni
              May 14, 2015

              da quello che ho visto la loro intenzione è quella di attecchire per bene in Italia e gradualmente espandersi nel resto d’europa, non penso varcherà i confini asiatici o americani se non a fronte di un successo esponenziale!

              Ecco, il LetvS1 è un device sicuramente comparabile sotto molti punti di vista, è una gran bella bestiola (lo trovo anche molto più “sexy”) ma prevedo dei ricarichi dei reseller bestiali, cosa che spingerà molto verso stonex (credo/spero), anch’io mi orienterei li per quanto scritto nel post precedente, l’occasione di avere un mediatek con sorgenti disponibili e una community tutta italiana con cui potersi confrontare e svilupparlo a dovere è molto ghiotta, potrebbe segnare una svolta epocale se gestita bene e se da questo anche i produttori cinesi capiscano l’importanza della parola “sorgenti” e “community”!

            • Tizz
              May 14, 2015

              Probabile, ho visto il Mi Note Pro a $650 quindi non mi sorpenderò dei prezzi alti dei rivenditori, fermo sperando che comunque siano bassi.
              Penso che venderà abbastanza perchè ha tutte le carte in regola per farlo: a molti non piace Facchinetti (nemmeno a me) ma essendo molto famoso sta facendo moooolta pubblicità, poi lo schermo QHD, pur reputandolo inutile, è un’ottima mossa di mercato.
              Dai, è la volta buona che un marchio italiano sfonda 😉

            • Riccardo Benzoni
              May 14, 2015

              il facchinetti penso lo odino praticamente tutti o quasi, però ha ottenuto il suo scopo come hai detto tu, purchè se ne parli tutto fa brodo. Speriamo di poter dare una svolta in positivo una volta tanto, è da parecchio che “non splendiamo”, magari stonex si toglie qualche soddisfazione 😀

            • Tizz
              May 14, 2015

              Esatto, soprattutto il pensiero di community è molto interessante, beh, non resta che aspettare 😉

            • May 14, 2015

              Ehh!! English guys

            • Xiaolu
              May 14, 2015

              Yeah, I’m forcing my mother tongue (Spanish) to decipher that Italian! Hahaha, no way (too tiring!)…

            • Tizz
              May 15, 2015

              Yeah I’m sorry, i was just hyped to find an italian here.

            • Alberto
              May 15, 2015

              Anche io sono sempre su gizchina.com xD sto seguendo lo stonex ma mi preoccupa il comportamento di helio x10 col 2k sul groppone.
              Sto seguendo anche vowney pro. Vorrei un cameraphone ma devo abbandonare l idea del compatto, vibe shot ha un f2.2 che combinano di tutto in low light

            • Tizz
              May 15, 2015

              Nice another italian!
              We should speak english because this is an english website, i don’t think moderators like this; btw i suggest you to follow Androidiani too 😉

      • May 14, 2015

        Totally agree with you.

      • balcobomber25
        May 14, 2015

        Sony and OV both make some very good sensors and some not so good. It’s tough to judge one versus the other because the sensor is only one part of taking food photos, optics matter as well.

    • balcobomber25
      May 14, 2015

      I have used several Gionee/Blu devices all with OV sensors (ranging from 8-16mp). All were very good to amazing (E7). Several brands outside of China use them including LG, Apple and Motorola. Chinese brands all want the IMX 214 because that’s what the OPO, Xshot and Mi4 all used last year.

      • Riccardo Benzoni
        May 14, 2015

        yes, I hope this new E8 will help shifting towards OV new purecel units for smaller brands’ flagships, was very impressed with the e7 as well.

      • Oz
        May 14, 2015

        I have the Gionee E7, OnePlus, OPPO 5 and Ulefone Be Pro. The E7 camera is much better than the Sony of Oppo 5 and One Plus. I also compared with HTC One and the E7 is also better. The Be Pro has the worst camera of the lot!

        • G'n'T
          May 14, 2015

          Oz have you used the E7 phone for night time shots? I am looking for a camera that will take good shots in bars and clubs with friends.

          • Oz
            May 15, 2015

            Not that often. But at indoor with normal lighting the pictures look good- compared to my One Plus. The Gionee camera has a bigger sensor compared to the Sony.

            • G'n'T
              May 16, 2015

              Ok, thanks for the reply Oz.

  2. Zami
    May 14, 2015

    Sensor is only one part of the story .
    A good camera and image processing software is also important .
    And optics is an another factor .

  3. Angry Mobile Nerd
    May 14, 2015

    Watch it will be capable of huge 100MP photos (stitched, interpolated, whatever) but then the phone itself will still only have 16GB of memory and no micro SD slot.

    • Xalis
      May 15, 2015

      and with the system eating 7-9GB of those 16GB.

    • ruudjo
      May 16, 2015

      Nice point, one photo made at 100Mp and your storage capacity will be overloaded. Lol.

  4. sai bhagavan
    May 15, 2015

    Is that a phone or a telescope…?

  5. Steve B
    May 15, 2015

    Looking forward to the price reduction in 2017.

    • Xalis
      May 15, 2015

      Be retailers that want to get their last stock out of their stores.

  6. willysson
    May 15, 2015

    I’m a newbie to smartphones (getting closer to first purchase). From all the articles I’ve read, sensor size coupled with pixel size appears to be a better determinant of photo quality. So, my question is: Is this OV23850 camera module, which uses a 1/2.3″ sensor with 1.1 micron pixels, potentially worse than the 16MP OV16825 module which has the same size sensor but with 1.35 micron pixels? Any help is greatly appreciated.

  7. Kwhatten
    May 16, 2015

    Which is more important to photo quality: this camera module with 1/2.3″ sensor and 1.1 micron pixels or Omnivision OV 18625 module with same sensor size and 1.35 micron pixels? Will larger sensor pixels result in better photos?