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Gionee launched Gionee S8 With ‘3D Touch’ Display, ‘Dual WhatsApp’ at MWC 2016

Gionee S8Gionee today launched new flagship Smartphone Gionee S8 at MWC in Barcelona, Spain. The company revealed its brand new logo and tagline that says, "Make Smiles." in this event.

The Gionee S8 has been priced at EUR 449 (approximately Rs. 34,000) and will go on sale by end of March in Rose Gold, Silver, and Gold colors.

The characters in the logo ‘i’ and ‘j’ form ‘G’ the logo basically means – ‘I am Joyful’. Along with a new identity the company announced the Gionee S8. This is a dual SIM handset with 4G+ support. The S8 handset will be running Amigo 3.2 based on Android Marshmallow 6.0.

In terms of features this one of the biggest highlight of this flagship phone is the 3D Touch pressure sensitive display, this is the same one what we had seen in the latest iPhone models. The company says that the smartphone can sense 3 levels of force including touch to select an app, tap to preview the content of an app, and press to run the app.

Here comes the Specification of S8, is comes with a 5.5 Inch Full HD (1080p) Amoled display with narrow bezels easuring 0.75mm. It is 74.9mm wide, and the Chinese company says that is one of the narrowest widths for a 5.5-inch phone. The display thickness is just 0.693mm. The Company also said S8 has floating windows. Gionee S8 is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio P10 processor clubbed with 4GB of RAM

S8 smartphone supports 4G+ connectivity and dual-SIM (Micro-SIMs) functionality. Gionee at the launch said that the smartphone comes with 'Dual WhatsApp' and 'Dual WeChat' features, which means you can have two instances of WhatsApp open at once, associated with different accounts.

On the camera side, the smartphone sports a 16 MP rear camera with f/1.8 aperture, PDAF, laser auto-focus, and LED flash. The company claimed that the camera app on the S8 has been redesigned and comes with features such as text recognition (OCR) support (English and Chinese); video also comes with beauty effects; time lapse, and Slow mo. There is an 8-megapixel front camera on board as well for selfie.

The Gionee S8 packs 3000mAh battery. It supports dual 4G, FDD, and TDD, 7 modes and 14 bands which the company said will make it ideal for globally roaming.

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