Gionee S8 with dual WhatsApp feature and 3D Touch display launched at MWC

Feb 24, 2016, 6:25 pm

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Chinese mobile manufacturer Gionee has added a new device S8, in its flagship S Series smartphone at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Thinking out of the trend the device comes with dual WhatsApp and dual WeChat feature for the users who has multiple accounts or share their device with their family members.

At the event the company also unveiled its brand new logo with the tagline, “Make Smiles”. Gionee S8 has 3D Touch – yes you heard right the same name used in Apple’s iPhone 6S. The phone has in-built pressure sensitive display and some features in the phone are identical to iPhone. If you used Apple this feature might familiar to you – Gionee S8 to be the first phone to run 3D Touch feature on Android OS.

The smartphone comes with three colour variants – Rose Gold, Silver, and Gold colours and has slimmed metal design. The device measures 154.3×74.9x7mm and weighs 148 grams. The 5.5-inch Full HD AMOLED device runs on latest Android Marshmallow-based Amigo operating system packed with Octa-core MediaTek Helio P10 processor. The smartphone has 4GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage. According to the company the device will have an external storage slot and the memory capacity can be expanded up-to 200GB with a microSD card.

The mobile phone sports dual SIM slots and supports 4G LTE for the faster internet connection. Keeping on the use of multimedia, the mobile manufacturer has built more powered non-removable 3000mAh battery. On the camera part, device comes with 16MP primary camera enabled with auto-focus LED flash and 8MP front facing camera.

Gionee which is popular in the mid-segmented market with for its budgeted phone but S8 costs 449 euros or around Rs. 34,000 and will be available by the end of March this year.

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