Gionee Elife E8: First Android smartphone to offer ‘lossless zoom” sensor


Gionee is one of the largest Chinese mobile phones manufacturers. The smartphones made by the company have become very popular across the country because of their high end features and specifications and surprisingly affordable prices. After Elife 7 that created quite a buzz among the people because of its looks and thinness, Gionee is believed to be working on its new flagship product Elife 8. The company has leaked a few of its images on internet and seems to be focusing upon the camera of this smartphone. Gionee images on internet show that the rear of the phone has a metallic golden finish. But it is the rear camera of the phone that has become the talk of the town already.

No loss of quality of image with zoom

It is a common complaint of smartphone users to lose quality of their images when they click the subject standing some distance away. But Gionee Elfie 8 is a smartphone that will overcome this problem once and for all. You can zoom on a subject standing away from you and take a crystal clear picture without any loss of quality. Gionee claims the rear camera of Elife 8 to be 16 or 28MP. It is a really impressive figure given the fact that most smartphones have a 5MP or at the most 8 MP cameras on their backs. However, it is not the mega pixels but the fact that Gionee says it will have a lossless zoom sensor that has aroused a lot of curiosity among the people. Gionee E7 boasted a 13MP camera at its rear that was considered a big stride in the world of smartphones. But this time Gionee has gone a step further and fitted its new product with an astounding 16MP camera we guess. One can only imagine how bright and high resolution images can be clicked with the help of the camera of Elife 8.

Gionee will release the phone on 10 June

According to unconfirmed reports, Gionee has used Omnivision OV23850 sensor in this camera. This camera can take pictures with a resolution as high as 5632 x 4224pixels. This camera is also fitted with a phase detection auto focus which allows the user to focus upon the subject no matter how far he is. This amazing smartphone is slated for a launch in Beijing on 10th of June. In addition to the very powerful rear camera, Gionee Elfie 8 is also fitted with an 8MP front camera to allow users to take high resolution selfies.

The feature of lossless zoom sensor means that the user can click images of a subject standing too far away without any worries of the image losing its quality. This is a great feature that is very important for wildlife photographers and those desperate to click celebrities standing at some distance away. If you want to take a picture of statue of Liberty standing some distance away, you can use the zoom feature of this smartphone and click an image and still get a very high quality close up of the face of the statue without losing the quality of image.

There is also a fingerprint scanner at the rear

In the leaked images on internet, one can also see a finger print scanner sitting just below the rear camera. This fingerprint sensor may not be a revolutionary feature but it is still a very good one as it allows the user to lock the phone that opens only they placetheir fingers in front of the sensor of this smartphone. In this leaked image, Gionee has also posted a sample photo that clearly shows that clicking an image after magnifying it does not lead to any distortion in the quality of the image.

Other specifications

Even though Gionee has not confirmed any specs of its upcoming Gionee Elfie 8, there are reports that this smartphone will be fitted with a very fast octa-core 2.5 GHz processor. It will have a huge 3GB RAM and a solid 16 or 32GB of internal memory. This is not all as one can expand storage capacity up to 64 GB using micro SD cards.

Latest Operating system from Android

Gionee Elfie 8 will run on the latest Android 4.4 KitKat with the custom UI from Gionee. This phone will not only support 3G but also 4G speed. It will be fitted with a large 2600 or the long withstanding 3520mAh battery that will provide enough power to the phone to last a full day’s work.


It is reported that Gionee Elfie 8 will have dimensions of 164X82.3X9.6mm. It will weigh 207g. These dimensions do not make Gionee Elfie 8 any better than the top of the line smartphones being sold in the market at present. However, it has a metallic cover that gives the phone a very stylish look. The buttons have been placed on the right side. There is also a stylish camera shutter button on the right. This dedicated camera shutter button means you need not go into settings to find the camera icon as you are always ready to click an image with the help of this button.


Gionee may not be a very good name in America or in Europe but this Chinese smartphone manufacturer has taken big strides in recent times with its slim and sturdy handsets. Gionee Elfie 7 has already become very popular among the people with its high end features and specifications. With Gionee Elfie 8, Gionee seems to be luring people fond of clicking their cameras as it is fitted with a 16 or 23MP rear camera that can take crystal clear images of subjects from a distance. This is possible because of a lossless zoom sensor that does not lead to any loss of quality even when magnifies to get a close-up of a subject standing at some distance. In addition to this amazing camera feature, Gionee Elfie 8 also boasts of many other high end specifications. These should be enough for this smartphone to be lapped up by people around the globe.