Launched: Gionees S8 with Helio P10, 3D touch & new Gionee logo

Gionee have unveiled the much-awaited (and much-leaked) Gionee S8 at the ongoing MWC 2016.

As expected, the S8 comes with the MediaTek MT6755 Helio P10 processor. Also, like other S-series phones from the company, the S8 has a metal body.

Full specifications of the phone include a 5.5-inch 1920 x 1080p AMOLED display, 4GB RAM, 64GB on-board ROM, a 16 mega-pixel PDAF-enlabed rear camera (RWB sensor, f/1.8 aperture & laser focus), an 8 mega-pixel front facing camera, HiFi DTS sound and a 3000mAh battery. The S8 measures 154.3 x 74.9 x 7mm.

Furthermore, the S8 features support for worldwide LTE including bands b1 and b17.

Interestingly, the S8 also features support for 3D touch, or in other words, pressure-sensitive touch. Not only that, the phone will also ship with what Gionee call an ‘innovative’ side bar. Users will be able to trigger the side bar by pressing the sides of the display.

Gionee S8 Specifications

Model Gionee S8
SIM Card Dual Micro SIM
Color Gold, Rose Gold, Gray
Capacity RAM: 4GB


Language Multi Language
Chipset CPU: MediaTek MT6755 Helio P10
System Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Screen Display size: 5.5-inches

Resolution: 1920 x 1080 pixels


Cameras Rear:  16 mega-pixel PDAF, f/1.8 RWB & Laser Focus

Front: 8 mega-pixel

Battery capacity 3000mAh

New Gionee Logo


The event didn’t just talk about the S8, but also a new logo that will now be Gionee’s identity.

Quoting the press release:

“The smiling face on new logo shows our desire to create happiness by developing built-in user-friendly technology and easy-to-use communication tools,” said William Lu, President of Gionee. “By adding emotional elements to our smartphones, we believe our ‘smilephones’ will allow us to maintain a place in the hearts of our consumers and gain a stronger position in the industry.”

The new logo combines the letters “i” and “j” to form a “G” which represents Gionee and subtly conveys the message, “I am joyful”. The brightened orange color signifies an energetic, passionate and warm image.

There’s no word on the availability or pricing of the S8 so far. Stay tuned for more!

Gionee S8 Photos

Press Release

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