Gionee has launched the new Elife S7 in the Indian market. The phone is priced at Rs. 24,999 ($ 404) and is available in black, white, and blue.
The Elife S7 has a 5.2-inch, 1920×1080 resolution Super AMOLED display, MediaTek SoC with 1.7GHz octa-core CPU, 2GB RAM, 16GB internal memory, 13 megapixel rear camera, 8 megapixel front camera, dual SIM support with 4G support on both SIM slots, and 2,700mAh battery. The phone runs on the latest Amigo 3.0 OS based on Android 5.0 Lollipop. And it packs all of this in a super slim 5.5mm body with Gorilla Glass on the front and back and magnesium alloy frame on the side.
We had a quick hands-on with the phone at the launch event. Like the S5.5 and the S5.1, the S7 is exceedingly thin and light. The display is vibrant and crisp with good viewing angles. The new Amigo OS 3.0 is similar in appearance to previous versions but thanks to Android Lollipop is super smooth and fast throughout the interface. There are also couple of extra features such as ultra power saving mode and a theme feature that takes color from your background using the camera and uses it for the UI. Gionee has promised two days of battery life with this device.
The phone is expected to go on sale shortly through offline retailers.