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Gionee Elife S7 Leaks Out One Day Ahead of Official Announcement

March 1, 2015 - Written By Nick Sutrich

It’s the eleventh hour for Gionee at Mobile World Congress 2015 and it looks like the flagship they are preparing to announce at tomorrow’s event has just been leaked.  Gionee is well known for their slim bezels and even slimmer phones, and it looks like the Elife S7 isn’t going to disappoint many in that respect.  Coming in at a nearly paper thin 5.5mm this phone is 1.4mm thinner than the iPhone 6 or the rumored thickness of the Galaxy S6.  That actually puts it right on par with the Gionee S5.5 that was announced last February but actually doesn’t make it the thinnest phone in the world.  That title is still held by Gionee’s other wonder, the Gionee S5.1 which was announced in September.

Looking a little more closely at the pictures given to us we can see that it’s running Android 5.0 Lollipop, which should be expected from any major new phone that’s announced at this point.  Inside the phone you’ll find a 64-bit processor of an unknown make, and given Gionee’s history with processor OEMs this could be either MediaTek or Qualcomm chipset found inside.  Regular Lollipop softkeys are also present but are oddly backwards, with the recents key to the left of the home button and the back key to the right.  This isn’t too far off from other Gionee phones that feature the menu button on the left instead, so it’s good to see Gionee moving forward and ditching that archaic button.

The front of the device is also graced with a 5-inch display that most likely is running at a 720p resolution.  There’s no rear shot of the device unfortunately but it should be sporting a 13 megapixel camera, which has become standard on Android flagships for a while now.  Lastly looking at the side of the phone shows just how thin this beauty is, and the picture with both black and white models stacked on top of each other really helps show that quite a bit.  The official announcement is expected to be tomorrow and we’re looking forward to getting some higher quality shots out of that event, so stay tuned!