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Gionee introduces S8 at MWC 2016; Brings in 3D Touch, 4G+ and more

Gionee officially launched its new smartphone S8 at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2016 Today. The S8 also happens to be the first phone from the MWC 2016 that brings in the 3D Touch. With Force Touch, you can select application, preview content and do a variety of things with different pressures being applied. For example, Touch To select an application, Tap to preview the content of an application and Press to run an application.

Under the hood, this phone is powered with a MediaTek Helio P10, 4GB RAM, 64GB ROM,16MP/8MP camera, , 3000 Aah battery with fast charging and Android 6.0. 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.


The S8 is also equipped with an enhanced camera system for brighter and clearer photos and videos. 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.

Gionee has also added an innovative side bar to the phone. Users will able to bring out the side barat any time by pressing the sides of the display and selecting the desired application with ease.

This phone is going to be available at 449 EUR starting March 10th.

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Gionee Elife S5.5 gets the Latest Android KitKat upgrade over OTA

Gionee Smartphones announced the much awaited update for Gionee ELife S5.5, the Android KitKat 4.4.2. The Over-The-Air software update for Gionee ELife S5.5 will allow its users to download and install the new software with ease. The new Android KitKat version is a big development for Gionee and will offer simpler, faster and more intuitive ways to use the device with a host of new features for seamless user facilities.

The ELife S5.5 is set for a revamp in terms of its user interface, applications and layout.

Gionee Elife S5.5


With the new user interface design there will be enhanced features like an updated Amigo paper and game zone, wall papers application, improved security and more. Few of the features are listed below

  • All new desktop layout
  • Updated Amigo Paper with a brand new user interface
  • Removed the world cricket champion game
  • Added Du speed booster for faster operations
  • Gaming – The game zone is updated with a new user interface design which will allow better control of the gaming apps
  • Updated GioneeXender for optimized performance which will allow high speed transfer of files. This will further improve the linking success rate
  • Updated UC browser will make the device more responsive and will improve the page loading effects
  • Updated NQ Mobile Security for better protection of your phone
  • Updated Kingsoft WPS will be a great support for office worker and students as it will improve work and study related operations
  • Updated map with only one entrance into the main menu

The Gionee ELife S5.5 users can gear up to enjoy the all new KitKat version which comes in with a lot of promise for a better and enhanced experience. The Gionee CTRL V5 has already got the KitKat update and the coming weeks would also see few other Gionee devices including the ELife E7 getting upgraded to Android KitKat.