The Gionee Elife E8 smartphone might soon hit shelves as the handset has been spotted on China’s Tenaa mobile certification website. It is worth noting that during the Elife S7 launch in India, the company President William Lu already confirmed the Elife E8 flagship would be launching soon, and that Gionee would also be launching M-series and P-series smartphones in India. The launch date of the handset remains a question.
First spotted by GizChina, the Elife E8 is thought to be the device codenamed Gionee GN9008 seen in the Tenaa listing. It is seen to feature a 6-inch QHD (1440×2560 pixels) resolution AMOLED display. The device, besides running Amigo UI based on Android 5.0 Lollipop, is seen to be powered by a 2GHz octa-core processor (unspecified) clubbed with 3GB of RAM. The smartphone supports 4G connectivity.
Some of the other specifications mentioned in the listing for the Elife E8 include 32GB of inbuilt storage expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB), a 3520mAh battery and dimensions of 164.0×82.3×9.6mm. As per the images, the handset might also include a fingerprint reader on its rear panel, placed below the rear camera and dual-LED flash. Four microphones are featured on top of the rear camera, while the speaker is placed at the bottom. The power and the volume buttons are placed on the rights-side of the handset. From the looks of it, the handset seems to feature a plastic body with a metal frame around the sides.
An early GFXBenchmark listing from last month tipped the Gionee Elife E8 to equip a 23-megapixel rear camera sensor, 7-megapixel front-facing camera sensor, and a slightly lower-clocked 1.9GHz MediaTek MT6795 processor.