India continues to be a country of quickly-growing smartphone adoption, and Gionee, like all manufacturers, has decided to make it a target country for the company’s smartphones. The latest from Gionee concerns the Elife E8 and its launch in India.
The Gionee Elife E8 brings a 6-inch, Quad HD Super AMOLED display with a 2,560 x 1,440p screen resolution, an octa-core, MediaTek Helio X10 processor, 3GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, an 8MP front camera, 24MP back camera, 3X digital zoom, phase detection autofocus (PDAF), 4K video, optical image stabilization (OIS), an LED flash, 3,520mAh battery, and Android 5.1 Lollipop with Gionee’s Amigo 3.1 overlay pre-installed. The Gionee Elife E8 also comes with fast charging to increase your battery life, despite the monster 3,520mAh battery that will more than meet your needs. It is said that the 24MP camera can stitch photos together and create 120MP photos.
Gionee is bringing its “A” game with the bright Super AMOLED display, 3,520mAh battery, 8MP/24MP camera combo, octa-core processor, OIS, 4K video, and so on, and this is the type of phone that many tech-savvy consumers demand in 2015. These are all features on which tech-savvy consumers should not be forced to compromise, and Gionee is serious about making a compelling case in India. To add to its ambitions, the company is working with local retail stores in India as well as online retailer Snapdeal to start selling the Gionee Elife E8 online at its website on October 12th for $540 USD.
Oddly the Elife E8 when sold under the Gionee name is priced very highly, but the same phone sold under the Blu brand in the United States costs just $350! It will be interesting to see if any of those Blu phones manage to make their way in to India and other markets.