Gionee Elife E8 certified in China by TENAA revealing 23MP rear-camera that can take 100MP photos

Gionee Elife E8 certified in China by TENAA revealing 23MP rear-camera that can take 100MP photos
China's TENAA regulatory agency has certified the Gionee Elife E8. Thanks to the TENAA visit, we know that there will be a 23MP rear-facing camera on the phone. A teaser for the handset posted by Gionee, suggests that the phone's rear shooter will have the capability of producing 100MP images. The technology involved is similar to the "stitching" used on the Oppo Find 7 to produce 50MP pictures. Last November, OmniVision introduced a 23.8MP sensor. The OV23850 offers  phase detection autofocus, HDR in real-time (video only) and 4K video at 30fps. This could be the module being used on the Elife E8.

The handset is expected to set a new record for pixel density. A trip through the GFXBench benchmark test last month discovered that the phone will feature a 1440 x 2560 resolution on its 4.6-inch screen. That works out to a pixel density of 639ppi. To put that in perspective, the 5.1-inch screen on the Samsung Galaxy S6 carries a pixel density of 577ppi.

Other features include a 2GHz octa-core processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of expandable storage and a fingerprint sensor. All of this will be powered by a 3520mAh battery, and Android 5.0 is pre-installed. Now that the obligatory visit to TENAA has been made, it shouldn't be too long before the Gionee Elife E8 is unveiled.

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via: GizmoChina



23. ovw195motox

Posts: 4; Member since: May 09, 2015

looks almost identical to the Elephone P7000...

21. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

it doesn't come close to the G4 in terms of cam..and makes the galaxy s6 look like a mid ranger from the high ppi of this

20. ram64GB

Posts: 48; Member since: Oct 22, 2014

Still stuck on wondering how that 23MP can take 100MP. While on Lumia 1020 has 41MP and effectively can take only 38MP. What the heck?

19. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

OK these specs are bonkers. I can't wait for BLU to release their version of this phone. However I wish the screen size was closer to 5.5"... And I hope it has LTE when it comes to the USA but I'm sure with the octa core it'll only have HSPA.

13. Cyberchum

Posts: 1147; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

1440p in a 4.6' display, talk about madness. Even 720p would look great on that display.

11. Ghost04

Posts: 522; Member since: May 03, 2014

It's a not highly used sensor . But as much as I know Oppo N3 has an OmniVision sensor . And according to reviews It's really good . So, it can be great camera phone for camera lovers .

14. TheStanleyFTW

Posts: 252; Member since: Feb 20, 2013

Gionee Elife E7 used a OmniVision sensor which had a good balance between megapixel + pixel size. The choice resulted in some very good pictures that rivaled Galaxy S5 both daylight and low light :)

6. ZeeNasir

Posts: 131; Member since: Nov 25, 2012

Such cheap sensors cant produce sharp and quality photos. Its just more power house.

10. TheStanleyFTW

Posts: 252; Member since: Feb 20, 2013

OmniVision's sensors are not bad and their haven't been any camera samples from their new sensor, stop this "cheap sensors" s**t :)

17. lallolu

Posts: 734; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

Apple uses omivision sensors in their phones.

3. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

It's not all about the megapixels

7. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

It's about the camera algorithms too.

8. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Yea then try to zoom into 5megapixel photo and you will see it matter in that department

9. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

But what about the quality?

16. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

More mp doesn't even mean more pixels you looked at Sony's 20mp pics or oppo's 50mp ones they just sucks they're so bad.

2. waddup121 unregistered

No wayyyyyyyy

1. mistercarter

Posts: 360; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

so what? everybody knows chinese brands dont optimize well both hardware and software, so 100mp pic from this phone will look like a 13mp pic from an LG or Samsung phone and 3520mAh battery that will last like a 2000mAh battery from Sony

4. gabrielvoica

Posts: 67; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

actually you have no idea what u are talking about.. the E7 had a 16mpx camera that took better shots than the S5 and had a battery of only 2500mah that lasted longer than the Z2 for example... instead of talking non-sense you should try first the device and than comment..

5. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

It's still not a Lumia...

22. T.Law

Posts: 423; Member since: May 10, 2014

Who cares about Lumia nowadays?!

15. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

You even see those 50 mp photos they have less pixels than a 13 mp ones so the 100mp is barely more than cameras main mp it only takes more size.

18. lallolu

Posts: 734; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

E7 is a very good phone with great camera but I don't think the battery can be compared to the z2.

12. TheStanleyFTW

Posts: 252; Member since: Feb 20, 2013

Dude. Gionee Elife E7 wa..what am I saying IS still a beast compared to it competitors.' Fast, Top notch camera rear+front, great display nice build quality, but for some people the plastic design was a turn off and above average battery life (2500 mAh). Two flaws that critics saw as major issues were first the Android skin, but most of them rooted and installed a new skin. The results was a better battery life than before and more responsiveness and that last thing...NO MICRO SD :) Other than that it was a good phone. GIONEE ELIFE E8 SOUNDS LIKE IT'S GOING TO KICK ASS! HOPE COULD RELEASE IT WOULD WIDE (caps important...lulz) :)

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