Unreleased Gionee Elife E8 gets early video hands on

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If you are trying to keep details of the Gionee Elife E8 a secret until launch then look away now as here is an early video leak of the phone.

The Gionee Elife E8 is shaping up to be one of the phones we cannot wait to try this year. It will pack a powerful octacore MT6795 chipset, 3GB RAM and fingerprint scanner, basically the standard for current Chinese phones.

In addition the Elife E8 will have a 23 mega-pixel main camera capable of 100 mega-pixel photos with thanks to special features found in the Android 5.0 based ROM. It all sounds great doesn’t it, but how will it look?

Below is a short video hands on with the Gionee Elife E8 showing that the flagship in action and also showing a removable rear with dual SIM and micro SD card space, but built in battery. NFC also appears to be part of the package as well as dual rear speakers.

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The video also states the Gionee Elife E8 will have a USB 2.0 (not Type C), and measure in at 154 x 82.3 x 9.6mm. Obviously this is a pre launch device and the OS seems to need a lot of optimisation as it isn’t as fast as the specs would suggest.

A launch date for the Gionee Elife E8 hasn’t been announced yet but we expect it to go on sale in the next few months.

[ GizChina.it ]
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  1. balcobomber25
    May 28, 2015

    I love Gionee phones but this is too big and ugly for my tastes. I would much rather wait for the S7 to come down in price.

    • Mr.Flying Zoom3rz
      May 28, 2015

      Ugly?Hell no! It’s a wonderful phone.

      • balcobomber25
        May 28, 2015

        Have to agree to disagree. I am just not a fan of most phones over 5.5 inches (Note 3/4 and Mi Note are the few I like), they often look chunky and ugly to me.

      • R0bert
        May 28, 2015

        For HIS taste, it is. He clearly specified that. As to it being big, there aren’t many who would find a 6 inch “phone” easy to handle. Maybe… Shaq, or Ghita Muresan :). I think the measurements are correct. At least the height. A 6 inch phablet, at 154 mm tall, should have next to nothing for top and bottom bezels. That doesen’t seem to be the caseif we take the above video as evidence. Plus, look how ugly and big it is :D.

        • R0bert
          May 28, 2015

          *…I think the measurements aren’t correct…

  2. Rob
    May 28, 2015

    Was waiting for this phone but can’t wait a couple of months! Will wait and see what vivo do next month if anything. I wish they would make the corners more rounded though.

  3. Adam Irvine
    May 28, 2015

    Ye… It’s just not appealing looking like that…

  4. SoundsGreat
    May 28, 2015

    Is it only me or does all of you guys have not noticed ??????????????????

    In the starting of the video it clearly says Elife S8 and not E8 !! So why are you guys not ?!

    Also why is this being touted as E8 ?? Andi ????

  5. realjjj
    May 28, 2015

    Since Gionee owns Iuni, a somewhat related news, the Iuni U3 price in China dropped to 1399CNY(226$) with it’s 1440p screen, SD801, 3GB RAM and so on….
    Funny how it goes. Meizu MX4 drops at 1499CNY and the Pro at 1799, OPO at 1499, Huawei Honor 6 at 1499, Xiaomi MI4 at 1499 , now Iuni U3 bellow all.

  6. Freeje
    May 28, 2015

    I don’t mind the size of the screen but at 9.6 mm it’s a bit chunky.

  7. May 29, 2015

    Am I the only one who thinks that this looks a bit like the OF7?