Gionee has announced the Gionee S8 at MWC 2016. The phone features the new Gionee logo for the first time on a device, a rebranding work that has been in the pipeline for a while if our friends at Gionee are to be believed. The S8 is a narrow-body smartphone, being able to fit a mammoth 5.5-inch display in just 74.9 mm of width. Another innovation that Gionee mentioned about the device is a Loop antennae design, which basically means that instead of running in between the body, the antenna runs around the body and is painted to match the body color, giving you a feel that it’s a part of the construction.
The front of the phone features a 5.5 inch Full HD AMOLED display with 2.5D glass. There is 3D Touch goodness here, as the display is capable of understanding three pressure sensitivities, much like the iPhone 6s. The rear camera is a 16 MP sensor with an aperture of f/1.8. This is an RWB sensor, which means that traditionally the green pixels have been replaced by the white ones which would result in high sensitivity and low noise. The camera is capable of recording in 1080P and has multi-dimension noise reduction. The front camera is 8 MP.
There is a fingerprint scanner on the front, embedded in the Home key, a different approach to the E8, where the sensor was at the back. The phone is powered by Helio P10 chipset and has 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of RAM. There is a 3000 mAh battery as well as support for Dual SIM to keep you going. The device is perhaps the first one out there, where Whatsapp will recognise two separate accounts on the same unit, something that a lot of Dual SIM phones could do with. On the software side, t he device is running Android 6.0 with Amigo 3.2 on top. The device will hit the markets at the end of March and will come at a price of 450 Euros.