Gionee Elife E8 shows off a gold chassis in new renders


gionee elife e8 render

Gionee’s iconic Elife range will get a new addition later this year as the flagship Elife E8 goes on sale complete with gold chassis option.

Gionee’s flagship range has been around for a few years now with the most recent models being the Mediatek powered Elife E6 then the Snapdragon packed Elife E7.

Later this year Gionee will launch the Elife E8, seen in Tenaa leaks already, and with it a move back to Taiwanese chip maker Mediatek. Details of the E8 have emerged to induce 3GB RAM, 6-inch 2K display and a camera capable of taking up to 100 mega-pixel photos! A true flagship hardware package!

Earlier Tenaa leaks also showed us a rough idea of the general design of the Gionee Elife E8 with a rear mounted fingerprint scanner, but new renders give us a better idea of the sleek metal chassis the phone will be built on.

A good look at the render also shows what appear to be 3 physical buttons on the right of the device. The upper button most likely being the volume rocker, followed by the power button and finally a physical shutter button.

Of all the phones that are set to launch, the Gionee Elife E8 is the one which sits at the top of my waiting list!

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31 Comments

  1. Rob
    May 22, 2015

    I wish they would hurry up and release this as my phone was involved in a freak accident yesterday and I no longer have a usable phone! Waiting on this and the very elusive Vivo xplay 5s before deciding what to go for. Is this still due to be released on 20th of June, or just announced and release later???

    • iKosh
      May 22, 2015

      Why don’t you pick up an elephone? They have plenty of annual flagships to choose from.

      • Rob
        May 22, 2015

        Because it needs to be 6″ and all their phones are 5.5″ or less. Been using a 6.5″ all year so anything 5.5 or less feels like a toy! Hope this has good audio as Gionee always seem to neglect it.

        • iKosh
          May 22, 2015

          They might release a 6″ device next week. Who knows?:)
          Wow, I just realized I don’t know any 6″ phone other than the nexus 6.

          • Rob
            May 22, 2015

            The xplay 3s, lenovo k920, lenovo a960t and a few other generic phones. Nothing come out this year unfortunately.

            • amirexpressir
              May 22, 2015

              oppo r7 plus is 6 inch too

            • Rob
              May 22, 2015

              Really expensive though,

            • joe
              May 22, 2015

              The lenovo k920 is on special at gearbest for $343 and the xplay 3s is only about $330 now.

            • Rob
              May 23, 2015

              It’s only around $220 on Aliexpress at the moment and with the good exchange rate for sterling makes it a great buy. The problem is the reviews are bad and the camera is even worse, otherwise at the price its dropped to it would’ve made a compelling buy. I will have to try surviving without a phone for a while longer (really hard to do)!

            • amirexpressir
              May 23, 2015

              as expected from oppo

    • koss_x_treeme
      May 22, 2015

      6th of June, release date 😉

    • amirexpressir
      May 22, 2015

      try zte nubia z9 (not 6″)or letv max pro(6.4) …Huawei p9 maybe

      • Rob
        May 22, 2015

        Don’t want an SD810 as I have a wood burning stove for heating purposes;-)

  2. George
    May 22, 2015

    I’m also waiting for some extremely appealing combo of metal+camera+batery+fhd device below 300$ as my redmi note is getting very old

    • amirexpressir
      May 22, 2015

      why not try the latest model “letv 1” or if camera enthusiastic, the “lenovo vibe shot” & zte nubia z9 mini maybe & if battery lover”Lenovo k80m”….if around 320 is acceptable zenfone 2 4gb/32 is also a good choice too..we have already got plenty of good choices

      • George
        May 23, 2015

        LeTv is gorgeous but lacks fm and LTE band 20,otherones dismiss for aesthetic issues

  3. realjjj
    May 22, 2015

    Yesterday you guys missed the launch of the TLC Meme da 3S – 5inch 1080p , SD615 , 2GB RAM , 16GB NAND , 13MP and 8MP cams ,3050mAh ,139.6×69.6×8.9mm ,130g
    Priced at just 799CNY (129$) , 1080p at that price got to be worth reporting on.
    http://www.tclmobile.com.cn/index.php/product/details/140

    • balcobomber25
      May 22, 2015

      TCL is starting to release some really good devices.

      • Airyl
        May 22, 2015

        They’ve had really good devices for quite a while now, just that the designs are really generic and boring.

        • balcobomber25
          May 22, 2015

          I loved the design of the Idol X and the Hero (just not a fan of 6 inch phones) but other than those the rest were very generic and bland looking.

  4. iKosh
    May 22, 2015

    Classy design with good hardware form a trusted company… but 6-inches? C’mon.

    • balcobomber25
      May 22, 2015

      The E series has typically been larger screen phones. The E6 was 5 inches (at a time when that was big), the E7 was 5.5 inches it only makes sense the E8 would be 6. But they usually release a mini version of the E series as well, it often doesn’t match the specs but it’s still a decent phone.

      • iKosh
        May 22, 2015

        Yes, hopefully a mini version coming later this year, around 5.2-5.5 inches. E7 mini was quite far from the E7 with it’s rotating camera design, MTK6592 and 1GB RAM.

        • balcobomber25
          May 23, 2015

          Yea usually the only thing they share is the name “E7”, the phones are usually entirely different.

  5. balcobomber25
    May 22, 2015

    Tough to tell from one image but so far I like it!

  6. SPLEND1D
    May 22, 2015

    “Of all the phones that are set to launch, the Gionee Elife E8 is the one which sits at the top of my waiting list!” I agree

    • amirexpressir
      May 22, 2015

      can’t agree anymore..doesnt seems waiting for a true flagship from vivo ends to anywhere…

      • Rob
        May 22, 2015

        I think vivo has forgotten they need to update the xplay! Seriously though they always use Qualcomm chips and I think they are having heat issues with the sd810 especially since they like thin phones. Who knows maybe they will use the Samsung chip from the S6.

        • amirexpressir
          May 23, 2015

          if they really need to bring the latest technology in xplay series,I think by the end of year,if they could implant SD818 with 25MP &4gb ram, that would be beast…of course the price will be beast if vivo is going to hande the job

          • Rob
            May 23, 2015

            If they are gonna wait till the end of the year then there’s no point using the sd810 since they might as well go straight to the sd820. Late last night I found some new teasers on a Chinese tech site for the xplay 5s so I think it’s announcement is imminent!