Gionee Launches S8 Smartphone With 3D Touch
Gionee yesterday unveiled its new S8 flagship smartphone at MWC in Barcelona, Spain. The company at the event also displayed its brand new logo and tagline that says, “Make Smiles.” The Gionee S8 has been priced around Rs. 34,000 and will go on sale by the end of March this year through online e-commerce partners like Flipkart, Snapdeal, Amazon India, etc. as well as company’s retail stores. The handset will be available in Rose Gold, Silver, and Gold colours. The smartphone also features an exclusive feature 3D Touch i.e. pressure sensitive display, one of the biggest USP of the smartphone and is expected to work same as the new iPhone models.
Another notable feature is a loop metal design. The smartphone features a 5.5-inch full-HD Amoled display with narrow bezels measuring around 0.75mm. It is 74.9mm wide, and according to company it is one of the narrowest widths for a 5.5-inch phone. Gionee adds that the display thickness in the S8 smartphone is just 0.693mm display thickness. The smartphone supports 4G+ connectivity and dual-SIM support (Micro-SIMs) functionality. Gionee at the launch said that the smartphone comes with ‘Dual WhatsApp’ features, which means you can have two instances of WhatsApp open at once, associated with different accounts. 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. On the camera part, the smartphone sports a 16MP rear primary camera with f/1.8 aperture, PDAF, laser autofocus, and LED flash. There is also an 8MP front facing camera for selfie and video chats on board as well. The Gionee S8 packs powerful 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 dimensions of (154x74x7) mm and weighs around 148 grams. Notably, the company has also integrated a fingerprint sensor in the handset.