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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.

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, 1080p@30 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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Codrut Nistor, 2016-02-25 (Update: 2016-02-25)