MWC 2016: Gionee announce new logo, Gionee S8 with 4GB RAM, Helio P10, 3D Touch & Dual Whatsapp Support hard-reset.net

Gionee took to the MWC 2016 to announce a new logo and the high-end Gionee S8 smartphone. The metal-clad device is the company’s flagship for the year and will arrive before the end of March for a price tag of EUR 449.

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Also the company has rebranded with a new simplified Logo and Byline which reads ‘Make Smiles’.

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The Gionee S8 has a full loop metal design which sees the antenna, around the side of the body, offering low interference and full band coverage; and is one of the narrowest 5.5-inch phone currently in the market measuring about 74.9mm wide. 

It sports a 5.5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD AMOLED display with 2.5D Glass and the 3D Touch feature on the iPhone has been replicated.  It recognises three levels – Touch (selects), Tap (previews) and Press (Opens). Also, the Edge Bar feature that allows users select apps by pressing the edge.

The Mediatek Helio P10 octa-core processor sits under the hood along with 4GB of RAM, 64GB built-in storage space and a 3000mAh battery with 9V/2A fast charger. The S8 has Dual SIM slots, supports LTE and VoLTE and has a fingerprint sensor embedded in the home button

For photography, there is a rear facing 16MP camera with RWB sensor, 6-element lens, f/1.8 aperture, 1080p video recording and there is also Laser AutoFocus and Phase Detection AutoFocus. For image editing there is the latest Image 2.0 software, which includes text recognition algorithms.

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The Gionee S8 has integrated AKM3961 chip and the 70dB dual mic‎ for high quality sound and ‎runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS with the company’s Amigo 3.2 UI ontop (version 4.0 will arrive in June. The company also includes a unique feature that allows logging into two different whatsapp accounts (Work and Personal) possible.‎

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