Chinese handsets maker Gionee has launched their flagship smartphone – Gionee S8 at MWC in Barcelona. The Gionee S8 is priced at 449 Euros ( approx. Rs. 34,000 without taxes in India).
The USP of Gionee S8 is its 3D touch, 4GB RAM, invisible loop antenna, RWB technology used for the camera among others.
The S8’s full metal design features the world’s first invisible loop antenna which strikes a balance between sleek design and excellent signal strength.The phone supports full bands including b17 and b20 for global roaming, and enhances WiFi and GPS signals, as claimed by the company.
The S8 comes with 2.5D glass coated with colorful VM which displays a multi-color effect at different angles. With the latest0.7mm 5.5-inch AMOLED display with resolution of 1920x 1080 pixels, the phone is able to stay compact without sacrificing quality and is still easy to hold.
The S8 is powered by MediaTek Helio P10 SoC combined with 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage. It is packed with 3000mAh battery.
On the camera front, the S8 is equipped with an enhanced camera system for brighter and clearer photos and videos. It is equipped with 16MP rear camera with PDAF and Laser focus and 6P lens. It is the first smartphone to use RWB technology, as well as a F1.8 aperture and 6P lens that enables users to take optimum images in low-light scenarios.
This phone also houses an 8MP front camera for taking selfies. Gionee has upgraded its own camera software to Image+ 2.0. Users will be able to take their best selfie using the Full Skin Beauty function to alter the skin color of their whole body and the Flash Selfie feature to add more light for better images. The S8 also has text recognition – a powerful feature that users can use to share actual text from articles through photos.
This phone comes embedded with AKM4941 HD recording chip and the two highly sensitive microphones which allows users to capture videos with clear and high quality sound. Video editing is also simple as the phone’s video editor feature offers six sets of professional templates for users to apply.
Gionee is the first company to bring 3D Touch to the Android smartphone. S8 can sense 3 levels of force including “touch” to select an application; “tap” to preview the content of an applicationand “press” to run an application.
Gionee has also added an innovative side bar to the phone. Users are able to bring out the side bar at any time by pressing the sides of the display and selecting the desired application with ease.
The S8 is a Dual SIM device and supports 4G, FDD and TDD, 7 modes and 14 bands, and it allows users to roam globally. Moreover, the S8 is the first product equipped with Amigo 3.2 an OS developed based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
This phone has dimensions of 154.3 x 74.9 x 7mm and its weight is 147.2 grams.