Gionee S8 passes by TENAA with new Gionee logo and all, launch soon


s_0ad5e5d34d2e42f78544596752408c13Gionee recently gave themselves a bit of a rebrand with a new, fresh logo. The S8 is among the first Gionee phones that will feature the new logo, and it looks like China will get the S8 before any other country.

That, because the phone was recently spotted on TENAA. The listing on the website that accompanied the visit talks about the radio features and such, let’s take a deeper look.

First, lets take a quick look over the spec sheet of the Gionee S8 (hands on):

  • 5.5-inch 1920 x 1080p AMOLED display
  • MediaTek MT6755 Helio P10 processor
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB ROM
  • 16 mega-pixel rear camera
  • 8 mega-pixel front facing camera
  • 3000mAh battery
  • Android 6.0 (Amigo 3.2 overlay)

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As you can see, the phone is quite a powerhouse. To get an idea of the Helio P10’s potency, read our review of the Elephone P9000.

Coming back to the TENAA listing, it lists the S8 with model number GN9011, with network support listed for TD-LTE / LTE FDD / TD -SCDMA / WCDMA / CDMA2000 / CDMA 1X and GSM.

With the phone having received network certification already, you can expect it to go on sale in China in the coming weeks.

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27 Comments

  1. SnowyCat
    March 16, 2016

    I hope someone will do a camera comparison with the mi5 even tho the mi5 is like a way more powerful phone in terms of processor

    And the s8 will probably be really expensive

    • balcobomber25
      March 16, 2016

      Expect the S8 to start around $450 with Gionee badging. Blu will probably release it 6 months from now at under $200. They usually rebrand the “S” series phones for $199.

      As for the camera it was amazing from my hands on time with it at MWC.

      • MattD
        March 16, 2016

        So it may be e7’s spiritual heir? I kinda like it

        • balcobomber25
          March 16, 2016

          No. Blu releases the E series for around $349. Their latest one was the Pure XL, which is the E8. The most recent S series is the Vivo 5, S7.

          • MattD
            March 16, 2016

            No, I was talking about s8 camera performances: it could become a “nice specs phone with a great camera for the price” just like e7 used to be back in the days!

            • balcobomber25
              March 16, 2016

              Ahh I gotcha. Gionee usually does pretty well in the camera department on all their phones. Their downfall is always software and price.

      • jimberkas
        March 17, 2016

        with pretty stock android and US bands! really hoping you are right about BLU rebadging this phone

        • balcobomber25
          March 17, 2016

          A Blu rep already confirmed to me that they will be releasing at some point. It will be the next Vivo phone for them.

  2. justyfier
    March 16, 2016

    why the small battery

    • SnowyCat
      March 16, 2016

      3000 is small nowadays?

      • justyfier
        March 16, 2016

        Yes, it is. Everything asks more power. So if you want it to last you more than a day on moderate to heavy use. 3000 isnt enough

        • Assefa Hanson
          March 16, 2016

          it maybe enough, if you knew its density i.e Wh/l

        • Joel Adames
          March 16, 2016

          The P10 was developed for power efficiency as well so it should be fine with that, although a bigger one would always be welcomed. But they also have to make money….

        • SnowyCat
          March 16, 2016

          3000 is enough in any of my phones for a day. lol. and i play games, browse the web watch youtube in the evening and chat a lot.

        • balcobomber25
          March 16, 2016

          3150 lasts me a day and half with a processor that isn’t as efficient as the P10….

    • balcobomber25
      March 16, 2016

      The P10 is an efficient processor and 3000mAh is what most phones under 7mm thick have. The Xiaomi Mi5 with a larger display and a more powerful processor has 3500.

  3. Guaire
    March 16, 2016

    That logo must be a joke.

    • balcobomber25
      March 16, 2016

      It was all over MWC so I am gonna say they are serious.

  4. Case Manager
    March 16, 2016

    Where is android 6 for Gionee Elite E8?

    • MattD
      March 16, 2016

      Soon after gizchina’s e8 review… So “someday… Maybe… Eventually…” ?

      • balcobomber25
        March 16, 2016

        Forget the E8 I am still waiting for the S7 review, it’s been almost a year since the hands on was done….

  5. Angry Mobile Nerd
    March 16, 2016

    It looks like the LG logo suffered a stroke.

    • MattD
      March 16, 2016

      lol lg logo on ictus ?

  6. balcobomber25
    March 16, 2016

    A Gionee rep at MWC told me it would have both Band 20 and Band 17 LTE. Take that with a grain of salt though because oftentimes the reps at these events are salesman who know about as much as you or I do.

  7. MattD
    March 16, 2016

    “To get an idea of the Helio P10’s potency, read our review of the Elephone P9000.”

    Yeah, and to get an idea of Italian food, read McDonald’s italian page… lol

    • March 16, 2016

      That cracked me up. If Elephone are reading this, I hope they don’t realize the pun.

      • MattD
        March 16, 2016

        I think they’d be happy instead! They actually want to be the living joke of chinese tech world, a mascotte of some sort!

        …or, at least, that’s the only explanation I can think of when I see their products ?