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MWC 2016 | Gionee debuts S8 smartphone

Gionee S8 Android smartphone with Helio P10 SoC and video recording chip
Gionee S8
The company has just changed its logo and this handset targets those into mobile photography and videography, using a dedicated video recording chip and sensitive microphones.
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Chinese mobile phone maker is one of the few to launch handsets with a 5000 mAh battery and, at this year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the company announced its new brand identity and a new smartphone. The red square logo turned into a "G" turned into a smiley, while the S8 smartphone aims to bring "joy" to those into mobile photography and videography. 

Gionee S8 has the following specs and features:

  • Processor: MediaTek Helio P10 SoC
  • Memory/Storage: 4 GB RAM; 64 GB internal storage
  • Display: 5.5-inch AMOLED capacitive multitouch with 1,920X1,080 pixels, 3D Touch
  • Cameras: 8 MP front, 16 MP with Laser focus, f/1.8 on the back, [email protected] fps video recording with AKM4941 HD recording chip and sensitive microphones
  • Connectivity: 4G LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, micro USB
  • Operating system: Android 6.0 Marshmallow-based Amigo OS 3.2
  • Weight/Dimensions: 0.23 pounds; 6.07X2.95X0.27 inches
  • Battery: 3000 mAh

In addition to the above, this handset also features a fingerprint reader integrated into the Home button, as well as an invisible loop antenna that allows global roaming. Unfortunately, availability and pricing details are not out yet.

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In my early school days, I hated writing and having to make up stories. A decade later, I started to enjoy it. Since then, I published a few offline articles and then I moved to the online space, where I contributed to major websites that are still present online as of 2021 such as Softpedia, Brothersoft, Download3000, but I also wrote for multiple blogs that have disappeared over the years. I've been riding with the Notebookcheck crew since 2013 and I am not planning to leave it anytime soon. In love with good mechanical keyboards, vinyl and tape sound, but also smartphones, streaming services, and digital art.
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Codrut Nistor, 2016-02-25 (Update: 2016-02-25)