Gionee S8 goes official with iPhone 6s-like 3D Touch technology

Gionee S8 goes official with iPhone 6s-like 3D Touch technology

While many smartphone vendors brought their unique Android offerings at the MWC, Gionee joined the ongoing event with its S8 that reminds us the latest Apple iPhone. The new flagship smartphone comes with an iPhone 6s-like 3D Touch technology and sports the company’s all-new logo.

The Gionee S8 is the first smartphone with the new logo that combines the letters “i” and “j” to form a “G”. The Chinese company says that the logo conveys the message, “I am joyful.”

Apart from the new logo, the Gionee S8 has a proprietary 3D Touch that works similar to the technology that debuted on the iPhone 6s last year. It senses three different levels of force on the 5.5-inch AMOLED display, namely touch, tap and press. Of course, you won’t notice its presence on third-party apps, but the company might provide a few of its developments to make use of its new touch experience.

The smartphone has a 2.5D glass protection on top of the AMOLED display and a metal design with “invisible loop antenna” that is claimed to deliver “excellent” signal strength.

Gionee S8 3D Touch specs

Gionee S8 with 3D Touch support and a metal design

Under the hood, the S8 has a 64-bit MediaTek MT6755 (Helio P10) chipset with a 1.95GHz octa-core CPU and Mali T860MP2 GPU. The smartphone has 4GB of RAM, 64GB internal storage and a microSD card support for expansion up to 128GB. Further, it has a 16-megapixel rear camera sensor with an LED flash and F1.8 aperture, 6-piece lens and an 8-megapixel front camera sensor.

Gionee has provided Image+ 2.0 for delivering a proprietary camera experience. The new software has features like Full Skin Beauty, Flash Selfie and Text Recognition. Also, there is an embedded AKM4941 HD chip with two microphones to enhance video recording results.

The smartphone runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow-powered Amigo 3.2 OS and comes with 4G support on FDD-LTE and TDD-LTE networks. It sports a fingerprint sensor that has a response time of 0.1 seconds and an identification time of 0.38 seconds. Besides, it packs a 3,000mAh battery with fast charging technology.

Gionee S8 specifications:

  • 5.5-inch FHD AMOLED display
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Amigo 3.2 OS
  • 1.95GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio P10 processor
  • 4GB of RAM, 64GB expandable storage
  • 16MP rear camera, 5MP front camera
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.1, A-GPS, MicroUSB port
  • Dual-SIM (hybrid) support
  • 3,000mAh battery

The Gionee S8 with rose gold, grey and gold color options will be available for purchase in India and global markets starting March this year. It will carry a price tag of €449 (approximately Rs. 34,000).

Categories: MWC 2016, Smartphones