After a series of speculations and internet rumours, Gionee has finally revealed its latest breed of smartphones with the global launch of Gionee Elife E8 and Marathon M5 in Beijing, China. These smartphones target different kinds of users.
The Gionee Elife E8 being a flagship device and packing an excellent camera will appeal to those who want the latest and the best in technology, while the Gionee Marathon M5 will attract those who want more battery backup out of their smartphones.
“The battery problem has been a key pain point of most mobile phone users for a long time yet there is no perfect solution. Gionee is willing to work on it and now we have M5,” announced William Lu, President of Gionee at the launch event.
What’s Interesting In Gionee Elife E8?
The Elife E8 packs the best in hardware that you can get at the moment. It runs on a MediaTek Helio X10 MT6795 octa-core chipset. This chip has 8 CPU cores ticking at 2.0 GHz each and also has a PowerVR G6200 GPU clocked at 700 MHz for taking care of graphics.
The phone also packs a 6” WQHD Super AMOLED display, 3 GB RAM, 64 GB ROM, dual speakers, and a 3500 mAh battery supporting fast charging. Coming to the camera, it packs a 24 MP rear camera supporting OIS and dual-tone dual-LED flash. It can also capture images with lossless zoom upto 3x and fires up pretty quickly too. The 8 MP front camera should also be more than sufficient for making you a selfie-addict within no time.
Elife E8 runs on Android 5.1 out of the box, supports fingerprint recognition, and also comes with dual SIM 4G support.
Gionee Marathon M5 Will Test The Power User In You
Marathon series of smartphones from Gionee have always been popular for their excellent battery backup. If you have been searching for phone having a great battery backup, then the Gionee Marathon M5 will more than exceed your expectations.
Its 6000 mAh battery packs huge amount of power, which according to Gionee will make your phone powered up for up to 4 days. It also comes with a smart power consumption mechanism which in extreme mode can provide 62 hours of standby time with only 5% power left.
Marathon M5 can also be used as power bank for charging other devices. They key points in its spec sheet are 5.5” HD AMOLED display, 2 GB RAM, 13 MP rear and 5 MP front cam, dual SIM support, and 16 GB ROM along with support for micro SD card.
Gionee Elife E8 is priced at RMB 3,999 (Rs. 41,150) and the Marathon M5 will be available for RMB 2,299 (Rs. 23,650) in China. There is no word on its India launch date, but it should happen soon.