Gionee makes a lot of phones every year, many of which land in various markets worldwide through its OEM partners.
However, in the last year-year and a half, we’ve seen Gionee focus on building a market for its own brand.
The Chinese hardware giant seems to be working on a new phone — and a new logo. The new phone, i.e., the Gionee S8, is expected to feature a MediaTek Helio P10 processor (as seen on the new Elephone P9000) along with some other impressive specs. Let’s take a look.
The Gionee S8, besides the aforementioned processor, is expected to have a 4GB of RAM, 64GB on-board storage, and an all metal body. Apart from that, this work-in-progress device will have a fingerprint sensor on the rear and a USB Type-C port.
Gionee’s camera game is usually strong, and it is expected to be that way on the S8 as well… with a 16 mega-pixel rear camera and an 8 mega-pixel front.
It isn’t clear as to when this phone will launch, but an MWC 2016 launch can’t be ruled out.
Meanwhile, take a look at the leaked images of the phone… do take note of the new modernised Gionee logo on the back of it, as well.
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This one looks gorgeous, hopefully BLU will resell this one too for half the Gionee price 😛
lol like the vivo xl huh.. you seem to know the blu strategy
Blu and Gionee are partners they sell Gionee phones usually 3-6 months after Gionee launches them.
didnt know they were partners, you leanr something everyday
Here you go another thing learned today
Gionee has a consortium of about a dozen companies, Blu and Allview are two of them. They split the costs for development and Gionee produces them. On most models Gionee has exclusive rights to them for a set period of time before the sub-brands get access to them. Blu uses a few other OEM’s as well as Gionee but the majority of their phones come from Gionee. Some past Blu/Gionee models:
Blu Vivo Air – Gionee S5.1
Blu Vivo – Gionee S5.5
Blu Vivo 5 – Gionee S7
Blu Pure XL – Gionee E8
Blu Studio Energy – Gionee Marathon
yoooo balco you know your stuff
Always happy to share my knowledge of this industry. Chinese phones are my passion. This is the place I come to get away from life for a bit. Some guys drink, I buy phones lol (and drink lol).
loooooooooooooooool chinese phones are a recent passion of mine as well, if i had the cash id actually collect some, i like to see what each and every oem has to offer lol ive even spent a whole day looking at all the brands off of devicespecification.com
its kinda strange though, i find myself even wanting lower quality phones like the homtom ht7 .. i have a problem then i subscribe to all these youtube channels to get my fix on what new phones are being relased in africa e.g infinnix zero 3 china india etc
by the way got any knowledge on wifi frequencies im a bit ignorant as to why 5ghz is so well praised then i saw the mi5 going 6hz in leaks
Hi Balco!!! Im from India. I was supposed to purchase Gionee e8. After a few googling, i came to know abt Blue Pure XL. Kindly clarify is there any difference in these 2 mobiles. If no, In india where/which online this Blue Pure XL is available.
They are the same exact phone with the only difference being the LTE bands.
Hi Balco!! Thanks for your suggestion a year ago regarding BLU pure XL. I brought from US & using in India. Since last 2 months, the mobile randomly turn down. I’m unable to figure out the reason, even i factory reset it but still problem persists.
Have you came around these kind of issue in BLU or other devices.
Suggest a solution if u know.
Could be any number of things that could cause that. Your best bet is to find a local repair shop to take it to.
They say their camera plan on this will blow out the window. Hopefully it does. What I really would like to see is their Elife E9 as there is lots to improve in the E8 even if it is a great device that GizChina did not came through to review.
Maybe by the time this one releases we will have a review of the Gionee S6 and E8….
This looks really nice
Anybody know a price?
I have the Gionee Elife E8. Will we get android 6?