Gionee Elife S Plus: MT6753, USB Type-C and more for $260


IMG-20151102-WA0001A fresh new Gionee has leaked with some mildly powerful specifications. Gionee aren’t known for their attractive price tags, and the new leak — of the Gionee Elife S Plus — appears to follow the trend.

The Elife S Plus comes with a 5.5-inch 1280 x 720p HD display, but like a few other Gionee phones, the panel used is AMOLED and not an LCD. But that still doesn’t justify the price tag of 16,999 INR or $260 that has leaked along with the phone… we’re hoping the leakster that leaked the pricing got it wrong.

Gionee-Elife-S-Plus-Teaser

Nonetheless, the Elife S Plus appears to have a pretty design along with a ‘premium’ build quality, something that’s become expected of Gionee phones.

The Elife S Plus is also purported to feature super thin bezels; leaked pictures show the phone’s front but with a display that’s turned off, it’s hard to see where the bezels start and end. The folks at PhoneRadar managed to catch a couple glimpses of the phone:

Gionee-S-Plus-leak

Other specifications of this upcoming phone include 3GB RAM, 16GB on-board expandable storage, a 3150mAh battery, a 13 mega-pixel rear camera, 5 mega-pixel front facing camera and support for 4G LTE/Dual SIM.

The Elife S Plus will come in Dark Blue, White and Golden colors, and is expected to be unveiled in India later this month.

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54 Comments

  1. crappkid
    November 2, 2015

    Glossy cheap looking back. 720p screen. $260 price tag. Something feels wrong.

    • Rob
      November 2, 2015

      No, this sounds exactly like Gionee, in fact they are one of the few companies that give Vivo a run for their money price wise.

      • Joel Adames
        November 2, 2015

        This will most likely become a BLU overseas in the USA and the americas… Where it will be almost half as expensive like what happens with the Elife E8, (PURE XL) IMHO excellent piece of phone, the slide e8 that is.

        • balcobomber25
          November 3, 2015

          Gionee has an agreement with about 15 companies (Blu being one of the them). Basically they all split R&D costs and Gionee (which is also an OEM) manufactures all the phones. Gionee usually (but not always) gets a 3-6 month window on new phone releases before they sub brands get them.

          • Joel Adames
            November 3, 2015

            That explains a lot. Dividing cost to 15 is perfect business and marketing, Goon reserves up as Display and brand recognition. So what do say is their after sales support qualification? Any good? Good updates rate? Why those updates don’t do down the tree to blue for example?

            • balcobomber25
              November 3, 2015

              Gionee is decent with updates not great, not horrible. Most of their phones have a pretty good modding community tho. As for Blu it depends on the model, I had two Blu phones. One was updated regularly, the other was not.

            • Joel Adames
              November 3, 2015

              Well I do get the impression that BLU also sources phones from other manufacturers so that might be the case as I’ve heard that gionee does send updates now and then …

            • balcobomber25
              November 3, 2015

              Gionee is only responsible for the hardware, Blu does the software. Blu uses a variety of software for it’s phones. Some run Gionee Amigo (with Blu branding), some run stock Android, others run stock with tweaks. But Gionee manufactures all of Blus phones but once they leave China its up to Blu to support them.

            • Joel Adames
              November 3, 2015

              Great to know. So they ARE THE ONES to blame indeed if delayed updates. The Allview X2 (Romania) (gionee elite e8) has some great reviews too it does seem that the gionee RoM remained in that one … Although it does retain some Allview branding on the ROM.

            • Joel Adames
              November 3, 2015

              There’s a GSMDOME review about it and they claim they got 6.5 screen on time great audio and so and so

            • balcobomber25
              November 3, 2015

              Yea Gionee provides manufacturing and development, the other companies can use Gionee software if they want but aren’t required too.

            • Joel Adames
              November 3, 2015

              Then they REALLY should take advantage of that. But sometimes some companies don’t get the point that customer satisfaction is really important if not the most important. Some seem to think that they are finish if the product went out the store and that it.

    • balcobomber25
      November 3, 2015

      $260 is cheap for a Gionee phone but I will say every Gionee/Blu phone I have had, none of them have ever felt cheap. The build quality on them is excellent and the camera’s are always very good. What really holds Gionee back is software.

  2. zupatami
    November 2, 2015

    Буэ втридорога

  3. Tajwar
    November 2, 2015

    It’s Gionee, so you know…

    • Muhammad Yasir
      November 2, 2015

      tired of their brand-costs !

  4. Steve B
    November 2, 2015

    Would rather go for another 32/3GB Elife E7 (my daughter nicked mine), now found under $160, just for the camera/lens.

    • Muhammad Yasir
      November 2, 2015

      can i nick a phone off you too :p ?

      im a good friend 😀

      • Steve B
        November 2, 2015

        I have an Umbro you can have; makes phone calls and everything.

        Seriously though (you don’t want the Umbro); Andi has mentioned on FB Gizchina Core that he is soon selling off his phone collection cheap to EU buyers (early retirement thanks to Doogee I think), get your order in early as you must be due some preferential treatment, and I’m happy to forward on as a gift.

        • Muhammad Yasir
          November 2, 2015

          hahah 😀

          i remember you absolutely ROASTING that umbro for the horror-show it gave thru its rear cam !

          sadly im not in EU , as u may remember im in SEAsia region and things get REALLY complicated once someone imports some electronics here. the customs start acting more efficient that the CIA :p

          im going to buy a phone , possible next year thru cheezmall , which is going to locally offer some chinese phone brands after it launcher this month.

          Thanks for the offer , homie 🙂

          • Steve B
            November 3, 2015

            That’s good news and next years cameras got to be better, new Sony chips starting to appear.

  5. afghanPower
    November 2, 2015

    Glossy cheap looking back. 720p screen. $260 price tag. Something feels wrong.

    • Rob
      November 2, 2015

      No, this sounds exactly like Gionee, in fact they are one of the few companies that give Vivo a run for their money price wise.

    • Joel Adames
      November 3, 2015

      This will most likely become a BLU overseas in the USA and the americas… Where it will be almost half as expensive like what happens with the Elife E8, (PURE XL) IMHO excellent piece of phone, the slide e8 that is.

    • balcobomber25
      November 3, 2015

      $260 is cheap for a Gionee phone but I will say every Gionee/Blu phone I have had, none of them have ever felt cheap. The build quality on them is excellent and the camera’s are always very good. What really holds Gionee back is software.

    • balcobomber25
      November 3, 2015

      Gionee has an agreement with about 15 companies (Blu being one of the them). Basically they all split R&D costs and Gionee (which is also an OEM) manufactures all the phones. Gionee usually (but not always) gets a 3-6 month window on new phone releases before they sub brands get them.

    • Joel Adames
      November 3, 2015

      That explains a lot. Dividing cost to 15 is perfect business and marketing, Goon reserves up as Display and brand recognition. So what do say is their after sales support qualification? Any good? Good updates rate? Why those updates don’t do down the tree to blue for example?

    • balcobomber25
      November 3, 2015

      Gionee is decent with updates not great, not horrible. Most of their phones have a pretty good modding community tho. As for Blu it depends on the model, I had two Blu phones. One was updated regularly, the other was not.

    • Joel Adames
      November 3, 2015

      Well I do get the impression that BLU also sources phones from other manufacturers so that might be the case as I’ve heard that gionee does send updates now and then …

    • balcobomber25
      November 3, 2015

      Gionee is only responsible for the hardware, Blu does the software. Blu uses a variety of software for it’s phones. Some run Gionee Amigo (with Blu branding), some run stock Android, others run stock with tweaks. But Gionee manufactures all of Blus phones but once they leave China its up to Blu to support them.

    • Joel Adames
      November 3, 2015

      Great to know. So they ARE THE ONES to blame indeed if delayed updates. The Allview X2 (Romania) (gionee elite e8) has some great reviews too it does seem that the gionee RoM remained in that one … Although it does retain some Allview branding on the ROM.

    • Joel Adames
      November 3, 2015

      There’s a GSMDOME review about it and they claim they got 6.5 screen on time great audio and so and so

    • balcobomber25
      November 3, 2015

      Yea Gionee provides manufacturing and development, the other companies can use Gionee software if they want but aren’t required too.

    • Joel Adames
      November 3, 2015

      Then they REALLY should take advantage of that. But sometimes some companies don’t get the point that customer satisfaction is really important if not the most important. Some seem to think that they are finish if the product went out the store and that it.

  6. zupatami
    November 2, 2015

    Буэ втридорога

  7. Muhammad Yasir
    November 2, 2015

    i dont have to reiterate my hatred and DISGUST for Gionee’s marketing dept again and again …
    if u see a post with gionee on it … , its a given i AUTOMATICALLY dislike that post and EVERYTHING written on/in it

    • balcobomber25
      November 3, 2015

      I am the opposite 😉

  8. Tajwar
    November 2, 2015

    It’s Gionee, so you know…

    • Guest
      November 2, 2015

      tired of their brand-costs !

  9. Steve B
    November 2, 2015

    Would rather go for another 32/3GB Elife E7 (my daughter nicked mine), now found under $160, just for the camera/lens.

    • Guest
      November 2, 2015

      can i nick a phone off you too :p ?

      im a good friend 😀

    • Steve B
      November 2, 2015

      I have an Umbro you can have; makes phone calls and everything.

      Seriously though (you don’t want the Umbro); Andi has mentioned on FB Gizchina Core that he is soon selling off his phone collection cheap to EU buyers (early retirement thanks to Doogee I think), get your order in early as you must be due some preferential treatment, and I’m happy to forward on as a gift.

    • Guest
      November 2, 2015

      hahah 😀

      i remember you absolutely ROASTING that umbro for the horror-show it gave thru its rear cam !

      sadly im not in EU , as u may remember im in SEAsia region and things get REALLY complicated once someone imports some electronics here. the customs start acting more efficient that the CIA :p

      im going to buy a phone , possible next year thru cheezmall , which is going to locally offer some chinese phone brands after it launches this month.

      Thanks for the offer , homie 🙂

    • Steve B
      November 4, 2015

      That’s good news and next years cameras got to be better, new Sony chips starting to appear.

  10. Young
    November 2, 2015

    Soon this company with cease to exist. What rubbish is this?

    • balcobomber25
      November 3, 2015

      This company is one of the largest in China/India and has sub brands in about 15 countries….

  11. Guest
    November 2, 2015

    i dont have to reiterate my hatred and DISGUST for Gionee’s marketing dept again and again …
    if u see a post with gionee on it … , its a given i AUTOMATICALLY dislike that post and EVERYTHING written on/in it

    • balcobomber25
      November 3, 2015

      I am the opposite 😉

  12. Young
    November 2, 2015

    Soon this company with cease to exist. What rubbish is this?

    • balcobomber25
      November 3, 2015

      This company is one of the largest in China/India and has sub brands in about 15 countries….

  13. mcergun
    November 3, 2015

    uneven screen edges or is it just a sticker?

    • balcobomber25
      December 16, 2015

      Sticker.

  14. mcergun
    November 3, 2015

    uneven screen edges or is it just a sticker?

    • balcobomber25
      December 16, 2015

      Sticker.