Published on April 1st, 2014


India gets world’s slimmest smartphone, Elife S5.5

Gionee, a Chinese company, launched the new smartphone yesterday priced at Rs 22,999 and seems bullish on the Indian market.
by Manik Kakra | @Manik_K on Twitter

Gionee has unveiled its brand new smartphone in India. The Elife S5.5, as the name suggests, is just 5.5mm thick, making it arguably the world’s slimmest smartphone.

It boasts a 5-inch (1920×1080) Super AMOLED screen, covered in an all-metal plus glass coating material. Under the hood, there is a MediaTek MT6592 SoC (1.7 GHz octa-core processor and Mali 450 GPU), along with 2 GB of RAM. The phone is powered by 2,300 mAh battery, and has 16 GB of internal storage. On the back, there is a 13 MP snapper (along with an LED flash); while the front has a 5 MP camera.

This Android 4.2 device has Gionee’s own Amigo 2.0 UI on top, and there’s no word on when the phone will get updated to 4.3 or 4.4. Connectivity-wise, there is Bluetooth 4.0 (LE), 3G, 3.5 mm headset jack, microUSb 2.0, USB OTG, and WiFi.

Gionee, another recent Chinese player in the Indian market seems to be bullish on the Indian market. It expects to ship around 6 million handsets in India, and has got a long-term target of 10 per cent market share. The company is planning to invest a lot in service centres in the country and has said to open 750 of them by the end of this year.

The phone will be available for sale starting from April 27, at a price of Rs 22,999. It comes in pink, purple, blue, white and black colour options.

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