Gionee Show Off Octa-Core Elife S5.5 Smartphone

Gionee Elife 5.5

A couple of decades ago, you’d be more than over the moon to own a phone that played snake without disintegrating in your hands, these days, however, we want ‘harder, better, faster and stronger’ phones that engage us even more than that Daft Punk song just quoted.

We’ve seen a lot of those come about already, with the newly announced wave of high-end Android handsets promising 2GB of RAM and quad core processors which will keep things fast, albeit slightly expensive, as you’ll certainly have to pay for the privilege of top notch specs. Leave it to China then, who have put themselves at the forefront of the specs race with Chinese company Gionee recently showing off the Elife S5.5, which not only boasts a flashy name, but some flashy specs too.

The Elife 5.5 gets its name not from its screen size (although that too is 5 inches in size), but from the fact that it is just 5.5 millimetres thick, making it one of the thinnest smartphones available. Also adding to its impressive specs sheet is that its Android operating system (it’s unclear which OS that will be) will run on the 1.7 GHz octo-core processors packed inside that tiny case, which also makes it one of the fast smartphones available (in comparison, much of the newly announced smartphones range between 1.5 GHz to 2.3 GHz of processing power).

Too, users will want able to have a go with its octo-core wares for quite a while too as the Elife 5.5 also has a 5 megapixel camera on the front and a 13 megapixel camera on the back, all powered by a 2,300 mAh battery to keep you snapping gorgeous scenery shots for quite a while.

Possibly the lone downside to the Elife 5.5 is its launch plans. While Gonee did bring the phone to MWC 2014 (Mobile World Congress 2014) which features phones from all over the place looking to get marketing all over the place too, the Elife 5.5 is currently only set to launch in China on March 15th.

The $375 phone will apparently be released in other countries at some point but as these countries have yet to be announced and the United States is not said to be on that list, the rest of the world might have to wait until the far end of the year to get their hands on this super slim phone.

Source: engadget

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