Gionee Elife E8 super fast PDAF autofocus and loss less zoom confirmed


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Gionee’s Elife E8 teasers confirmed advanced camera features that we cannot wait to try.

A couple of new teasers from Gionee have confirmed some of the rumoured specifications for the camera feature on the upcoming Gionee Elife E8. A short while ago we reported that the new Gionee flagship was rumoured to have amazingly fast autofocus, be capable of up to 100mp images and come equipped with lossless zoom feature for highly detailed images.

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Some of those features have now been confirmed in new Gionee teasers which state the Elife E8 will have loss less zoom and will have fast autofocus, a feature implemented through the use of PDAF (phase detection auto focus).

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We also believe that the loss less zoom feature might be a similar feature to Oppo’s 50 megapixel HD photo feature which can gather a huge amount of image information and create a clear image even when the phone is held in the hand.

Gionee haven’t announced with the Elife E8 will launch but TENAA documents have revealed the phone will come with a 6-inch 2K display, 3GB RAM and high end Mediatek chipset.

We’re keeping a close eye on this!

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32 Comments

  1. G'n'T
    May 25, 2015

    Will be interesting to see the final specs of this and the starting price as well. This looks like it will be a beast of a handset…

    • Rob
      May 25, 2015

      With a beast of a price! This could be my next phone if it isn’t priced ridiculously high.

      • G'n'T
        May 25, 2015

        +1 from me Rob..

    • balcobomber25
      May 25, 2015

      Based on past Gionee launches the starting price should be around $425-450. Many people here will say that it is overpriced for the specs but I have used multiple Gionee’s and they are some of the best devices I have ever used in terms of build quality, customer service and usability.

  2. Steven Fox
    May 25, 2015

    Looks like we might actually get the perfect phone 🙂 And I bet you it will cost less than Iphone 6 costs.

  3. hans
    May 25, 2015

    If you want to make good pictures, buy a good camera and not a phone

    • Rob
      May 25, 2015

      Some of us don’t want to carry a phone and a DSLR camera around with us! There’s no reason why a good phone can’t take decent pictures these days, there are some excellent sensors on some high end handsets.

      • Marius Cirsta
        May 25, 2015

        Yes but there’s no zoom, that’s my main problem with phone cameras and still I doubt you can get a the quality a camera lens gives you.

        On the other hand yes a phone is nice because you have it handy all the time. It’s just that I’ll always take my camera on vacation.

        • balcobomber25
          May 25, 2015

          Going on vacation sure you will probably take the camera with you, but for everyday use I could never carry around an extra camera with me. I take a lot of pictures just in my normal daily routine I need a good camera on my phone for that.

          My Mi4 takes excellent pictures it doesn’t compare to a very good camera lens but it is of equal quality with most point and shoot cameras.

  4. G'n'T
    May 25, 2015

    Will be interesting to see the final specs of this and the starting price as well. This looks like it will be a beast of a handset…

    • Rob
      May 25, 2015

      With a beast of a price! This could be my next phone if it isn’t priced ridiculously high.

    • G'n'T
      May 25, 2015

      +1 from me Rob..

    • balcobomber25
      May 25, 2015

      Based on past Gionee launches the starting price should be around $425-450. Many people here will say that it is overpriced for the specs but I have used multiple Gionee’s and they are some of the best devices I have ever used in terms of build quality, customer service and usability.

  5. Cpaun
    May 25, 2015

    I only wish the producers would stop increasing megapixel number for smartphones. Seriously, when I see 23Mpx I can only think that low-light performance will suffer. I would like to see the same sensor dimensions with half the resolution. I really think 12-14 Mpx should suffice for a smartphone.

    • balcobomber25
      May 25, 2015

      The problem is MP’s is the latest way to justify that it is a better camera, it’s like Antutu scores. Customers look at the biggest number and equate that to being the best.

      But the resolution doesn’t need to be cut in half, what is needed is better optics with the current sensors to compensate for low light.

  6. May 25, 2015

    Gionee’s Achilles heel is none other than is software development cycle. They need to develop them faster or they need to open it to the community. The sooner the better before loyal fans turn their back because of their outdated software.

  7. SPLEND1D
    May 25, 2015

    should I buy E7 now for 170$ Is it a good bargain?

    • Cpaun
      May 25, 2015

      For its hardware, I think it’s a great bargain.

  8. Steven Fox
    May 25, 2015

    Looks like we might actually get the perfect phone 🙂 And I bet you it will cost less than Iphone 6 costs.

  9. Guest
    May 25, 2015

    If you want to make good pictures, buy a good camera and not a phone

    • Rob
      May 25, 2015

      Some of us don’t want to carry a phone and a DSLR camera around with us! There’s no reason why a good phone can’t take decent pictures these days, there are some excellent sensors on some high end handsets.

    • Marius Cirsta
      May 25, 2015

      Yes but there’s no zoom, that’s my main problem with phone cameras and still I doubt you can get a the quality a camera lens gives you.

      On the other hand yes a phone is nice because you have it handy all the time. It’s just that I’ll always take my camera on vacation.

    • balcobomber25
      May 25, 2015

      Going on vacation sure you will probably take the camera with you, but for everyday use I could never carry around an extra camera with me. I take a lot of pictures just in my normal daily routine I need a good camera on my phone for that.

      My Mi4 takes excellent pictures it doesn’t compare to a very good camera lens but it is of equal quality with most point and shoot cameras.

  10. HBK
    May 25, 2015

    I wish it came with a smaller 1080p screen. 5.5 1080p or 5 1080p wld hv been perfect.

    Helio x10 with quad hd 2k screen equals pathetic gaming performance.

    They should have used 21mp sony sensor and implemented 1080p at 480fps feature of helio x10 soc.

    Bad choices by gionee. im dissapointed.

    • balcobomber25
      May 25, 2015

      The E flagship series has always been larger screen phones. The E6 was 5 inches (at a time when that was considered big) the E7 was 5.5. As for the camera if it is anything like the camera on the E7 it will be excellent.

  11. Cpaun
    May 25, 2015

    I only wish the producers would stop increasing megapixel number for smartphones. Seriously, when I see 23Mpx I can only think that low-light performance will suffer. I would like to see the same sensor dimensions with half the resolution. I really think 12-14 Mpx should suffice for a smartphone.

    • balcobomber25
      May 25, 2015

      The problem is MP’s is the latest way to justify that it is a better camera, it’s like Antutu scores. Customers look at the biggest number and equate that to being the best.

      But the resolution doesn’t need to be cut in half, what is needed is better optics with the current sensors to compensate for low light.

  12. Ratheesh Kannan
    May 25, 2015

    Gionee’s Achilles heel is none other than is software development cycle. They need to develop them faster or they need to open it to the community. The sooner the better before loyal fans turn their back because of their outdated software.

  13. SPLEND1D
    May 25, 2015

    should I buy E7 now for 170$ Is it a good bargain?

    • Cpaun
      May 25, 2015

      For its hardware, I think it’s a great bargain.

  14. Guest
    May 25, 2015

    I wish it came with a smaller 1080p screen. 5.5 1080p or 5 1080p wld hv been perfect.

    Helio x10 with quad hd 2k screen equals pathetic gaming performance.

    They should have used 21mp sony sensor and implemented 1080p at 480fps feature of helio x10 soc.

    Bad choices by gionee. im dissapointed.

    • balcobomber25
      May 25, 2015

      The E flagship series has always been larger screen phones. The E6 was 5 inches (at a time when that was considered big) the E7 was 5.5. As for the camera if it is anything like the camera on the E7 it will be excellent.