Since the release of their Elife E7 Gionee have been quiet on the flagship front and mainly worked on slim devices like the newly released S7, but they haven’t packed in the flagship fight and a new Elife E8 is rumoured to release soon.
As Gionee own IUNI, there have been suggestions that perhaps the two brands had decided to work on different markets. Gionee focussing on the fashion and more consumer orientated devices, while IUNI worked on the high-end stuff. It has certainly looked this too with Gionee releasing 3 phones in the past year including two flagships!.
Today’s news reports something different though, and claims Gionee haven’t thrown in the towel yet. Reports are that a new model , the Gionee Elife E8 will be announced in the coming weeks.
From Chinese news reports the Gionee Elife E8 will come with a 20 mega-pixel Sony sensor, and will be powered by a Mediatek MT6795 chipset rather than a Qualcomm unit. We also have it on very good authority that the E8 will feature a rear facing touch ID fingerprint scanner and from the rear will appear similar to the IUNI U3. Screen size is up too, with an estimate being that Gionee are going for a device between 5.7 and 6-inch.
More Gionee Elife E8 news as we get it.