Gionee has officially unveiled its latest thin smartphone, the Gionee Elife S7. At 5.5mm thin, the Elife S7 is said to boast two days of battery life, which is pretty impressive for a smartphone this thin. It may not be thinnest device around, but it is pretty slim nonetheless.
According to Gionee, the Elife S7 can last up to two days with its 2,750mAh battery. If you’re sceptical of this claim, there are several power saving features such as Dark Theme. As the S7 uses an AMOLED display, turning on the Dark Theme feature (which, as the name suggests, uses black colour scheme throughout the UI) will theoretically reduce power usage as individual pixels that are showing blacks will be switched off. This is why AMOLED panels are known for their impressive colour contrast.
Considering that the Elife S7 has a 2,750mAh battery under its hood, its slim profile of only 5.5mm is quite impressive. It also features “U-shaped skeleton” sides, which looks rather uncomfortable to hold. Other than that, Gionee mentioned that the Elife S7 will run cooler than its competition, thanks to eight cooling areas and 13 different layers of heat radiation materials; or so the company claims.
Other specifications include a 5.2-inch 1080p AMOLED display, a Mediatek MT6752 true octa-core processor with 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, a 13MP rear camera (that doesn’t protrude), an 8MP front-facing camera, and the company’s AmigoOS 3.0 (we’re not kidding, that’s what it’s actually called), which is based on Android 5.0 Lollipop. Gionee is particularly proud of the Elife S7’s flush camera, going as far as to call out other manufacturers with a protruding camera “Tim Cook followers.”
The Gionee Elife S7 will be available in Macau on 18th March and India on 3rd April, retailing at 399 Euro (about RM1,620). It will come in three choices of colour, namely Los Angeles Black, North Pole White, and Maldives Blue.