One of the lesser-known smartphone manufacturers has wowed the crowds at MWC, by unveiling the thinnest dual-sim smartphone to date!
The Gionee Elife S7 might not be the phone that everyone had its eye on before the event, but it’s definitely got a few heads turning with its 5.5mm thick build.
Gionee was touted to make an appearance with a slim smartphone during MWC, with many of its handsets keeping things trim at the waist – however it was a surprise to see the thinnest dual-sim handset at the event.
Sizing up at just 5.5mm, the Elife S7 isn’t the world’s thinnest smartphone, a title currently held by the Vivo X5 Max at just 4.75mm, but does offer plenty of great features to tempt you into making a purchase.
Its classy alloy frame offers a lovely look, whilst also providing a strong and durable edge which is more than able to take quite a hefty beating.
Gionee’s ‘U-shaped skeleton’ also gives the Elife S7 a unique style which is also user-friendly and easy to get used to.
Finally, with built-in cooling areas within the design, Gionee is promising a great experience with its latest handset, without it becoming too hot to handle.
The S7 doesn’t pull any punches when it comes down to its specs sheet – with a 5.2” AMOLED display offering a full HD 1080p resolution which makes for great viewing.
A MediaTek chipset provides the speed alongside an octa-core 1.7GHz processor, which ensures that you won’t be suffering from any lag with the Gionee device.
Also, a Mali T760MP2 GPU and 2GB RAM also make the cut on the super-slim handset, whilst 16GB of storage is included – this can’t be expanded upon however, so you’ll have to make do with this amount.
If you find yourself sending more Snapchats than texts, the camera set-up on the Gionee handset should be ideal for you. Boasting a 13mp rear mounted lens and an 8 megapixel front snapper, both lenses offer brilliant quality and sit flush with the chassis, unlike some of the recent flagship efforts from Apple and Samsung.
Topping off the specs is a 2750mAh battery, which is also enhanced to offer a reported 2 days of battery life according to Gionee. If true, this makes for one of the best batteries in the business – lasting much longer than many other devices which currently lead the market.
Gionee isn’t going to make the world wait too long for its latest smartphone, releasing the S7 on March 18th in parts of Asia for a price tag of approximately £300.
However, the chances of this super-slim device making its way onto western markets are slim, with dual-sim capable devices favoured in emerging markets.
That’s not to say that you won’t be able to import the device over here, but it’s highly unlikely that you’ll be seeing it pop up in your local high street stores anytime soon.
Written by Luke Hatfield