Since its an S series phone, design takes center-stage. The handset measures 6.9mm at its thickest point and brandishes a metal unibody design with neat chamfered side edges. Gionee also claims screen to glass ratio of 77.8 percent on the front side, which means bezels will be extremely narrow and the phone will be easily manageable in spite of the phablet-esque 5.5 Inch AMOLED display.
Speaking of which, the AMOLED display on its predecessor Elife S7 was surprisingly good, free from conventional AMOLED blemishes and tints and we expect the same quality on this 720p panel. All pixels will be fired by MediaTek's budget MT6753 64 bit octa core chip ticking at 1.3 GHz. Now, this is a budget silicon wafer for sure, but is potent enough to meet demands of most general users. Furthermore, there is 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage to ensure performance durability over an extended period of time.
For photography, there is a 13MP rear- 5MP front camera combination that sounds reasonable for the price. Within the slim casing, Gionee has also managed to pack a 3150mAh battery. Software is Android 5.1 Lollipop, with Amigo 3.1 UI on top. The handset also includes 4G LTE support and a USB Type C port based on USB 2.0.
The Gionee Elife S6 looks good and packs enough hardware to impress. The other S series sibling, Elife S7, is also selling for 16K price, which should be lower than the initial launch price of S6 and the two might overlap at the time of launch. Lowest price of Gionee S6 is expected to be around 18K in India. Though Gionee isn't particularly enthusiastic about selling online at cut-throat prices, you will eventually be able to buy Gionee S6 Online in India, perhaps starting early next year. You can keep taps on this page to know the current best price of Gione Elife S7 post availability.read more →