Gionee unveiled its new S8 flagship smartphone at MWC in Barcelona, Spain. Along with that the company revealed its brand new logo and tagline that says, “Make Smiles.”The Gionee S8 has been priced at approximately Rs. 34,000 and will go on sale by end of March in Rose Gold, Silver, and Gold colours.
Gionee at the launch said that the smartphone comes with ‘Dual WhatsApp’ and ‘Dual WeChat’ features, which means we can have two instances of WhatsApp open at once, associated with different accounts.The smartphone features 3D Touch ,pressure sensitive display, can sense 3 levels of force including touch to select an app, tap to preview the content of an app, and press to run the app.Another notable feature is a loop metal design. The smartphone features a 5.5-inch full-HD Amoled display with narrow bezels measuring 0.75mm.
The smartphone supports 4G+ connectivity and dual-SIM functionality. The S8 runs Amigo 3.2 OS based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, the smartphone packs 64GB of inbuilt storage.It sports a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) Amoled display. Under the hood, the Gionee S8 is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio P10 processor clubbed with 4GB of RAM.Notably, the company has also integrated a fingerprint sensor in the home button.
On the camera front, the smartphone sports a 16-megapixel rear camera with f/1.8 aperture, PDAF, laser autofocus, and LED flash. The company claimed that the camera app on the S8 has been redesigned and comes with features such as text recognition (OCR) support (English and Chinese); video also comes with beauty effects; time lapse, and Slow mo. There is an 8-megapixel front camera on board as well.
The Gionee S8 packs 3000mAh battery. It supports dual 4G, FDD, and TDD, 7 modes and 14 bands which the company said will make it ideal for globally roaming.It measures 154.3×74.9x7mm and weighs 148 grams.