Gionee Elife E8 snapped in the wild; rear camera produces photos interpolated to 100MP


A little more than a week ago, China's TENAA regulatory agency certified the Gionee Elife E8. The phone's claim to fame is the rear-facing 23MP snapper that allows photos to be "stitched" together to produce a 100MP image. A leaked photo of the device reveals an all-metal phone dressed in gold, with a dedicated camera shutter.

While today's leak says that the screen-size of the device is unknown, the TENAA certification says that the unit features a 4.6-inch AMOLED display with a 1440 x 2560 resolution. That works out to a record pixel density of 639ppi. A MediaTek MT6795 SoC is under the hood and contains a true octa-core 2GHz CPU and the IMG G6200 GPU. 3GB of RAM is inside along with 32GB of expandable storage. We have already discussed the 23MP rear snapper, and there is an 8MP camera adorning the front of the unit, ready to shoot selfies and handle video chats. Keeping the power flowing is a 3250mAh battery.

The Elife E8 is 9.6mm thick and earlier reports claim that a fingerprint scanner will be included. The Amigo 3.0 UI, based on Android 5.0, is pre-installed. Pricing and availability are unknown at the moment. Considering that the phone was recently TENAA certified, it shouldn't be too long before it is officially introduced by Gionee.

source: GizmoChina

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21 Comments

1. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2264; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

now this is a game changer..nice specs.

15. waddup121 unregistered

Game Changer till the Note 5. That's good!

2. smallworld

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

Well I have some doubt. It's gonna be quite thick. It's against the trend to make a thick smartphone in China nowadays.

20. kent-gaga

Posts: 609; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

but with the 3250mAh battery and all the other things to cover up, there would be almost 0 reason why people can hate on this phone unless it looks ugly as sheat

3. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Even though it's slightly thick if it feels good in the hand then it will be fine just like the HTC one

4. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Ugh. I wish they put a 5,000 mAh battery in their flagship like they did the Marathon (BLU Studio Energy)... If they did I'd totally want one once BLU released their version.

6. may_czos

Posts: 955; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

Blu Studio Energy is a significantly larger and thicker device.

5. may_czos

Posts: 955; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

QHD and slow G6200 GPU? Are they serious?

11. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

HTC did it too

13. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

HTC doesnt have slow GPU at all

7. NexusX

Posts: 613; Member since: May 16, 2013

gimmick, camera would take more time to focus, pictures and videos would need to render longer, bigger files would take up more memory. 100mp pictures don't matter because most people view scaled-down pictures with their phones/computers

12. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Those are all just common sense statements about having a hi res camera. It's only a gimmick if it doesn't actually work well, otherwise its an awesome feature.

16. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Very true. But in the end it is still a 23MP sensor, not a 100MP one, meaning the level of detail is finite. Would love to see the pictures though a 100MP panorama can do.

19. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I agree that calling it 100mp is probably an overstatement but they can do some incredible stuff with image stitching. I remember some drone a few years back that used a bunch of cell phone cameras and combined all the pictures into a super detailed image. That was like 5 years ago I think. It'll be interesting to see what they can really do with that camera.

8. TheStanleyFTW

Posts: 252; Member since: Feb 20, 2013

*HYPED*

9. Toneknows

Posts: 8; Member since: Apr 09, 2015

Very Nice looking phone.. Never used a Phone with a mediaTek, how do they perform?

10. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

I never used one but I think they are pretty good looking from benchmarks perspective

14. WallStreet

Posts: 256; Member since: Sep 21, 2014

What's up with the Chinese liking gold?

18. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Gold represents power and authority. And with that, unlimited wealth. At least that's what I've been told.

17. BaffledTruffle

Posts: 523; Member since: Dec 07, 2013

The Chinese sure are obsessed with the numbers hype. Everything has to be an exceedingly large number. Sold x number of units in x minutes, xx MP camera and high-res selfie cam without focusing on post-processing, huge mAh number yet underdelivers, can interpolate up to xx to xxx MP images....... when will they realize the quality is over quantity?

21. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

But how big is the camera sensor?

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