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Gionee’s Flagship Elife E8 Can Take 120 Megapixel Photos

Gionee Elife E8

Doesn’t actually have a 120 megapixel camera

China-based Gionee is looking to make a splash with their flagship Elife E8. Aside from being one of the first phones in the world to use MediaTek’s newest MT6795 processor (AKA Helio X10), the E8 is capable of taking photos that have a resolution of 120-megapixels, reminiscent of the 50-megapixel shooting capability of OPPO’s Find 7.

Gionee Elife E8

  • 2GHz MediaTek MT6795 64-bit octa-core processor
  • PowerVR G6200
  • 3GB of RAM
  • 6-inch QHD AMOLED display, 1440 x 2560 resolution
  • 64GB of storage
  • 24-megapixel rear camera with optical image stabilization, phase detection autofocus, dual LED flash
  • 8-megapixel front camera
  • Dual SIM
  • 3G, LTE
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS, USB OTG, NFC
  • 3500mAh battery
  • Android 5.1 Lollipop

The Elife E8 is able to achieve this feat the same way OPPO does – by clever software trickery. OPPO’s Find 7 managed to achieve 50-megapixel photos by stitching together multiple images using its 13-megapixel camera. Gionee’s E8 does the same thing, but in a bigger scale – the phone’s 24-megapixel sensor is capable of taking more photos and stitching them together to make one giant 120-megapixel photo.

On the hardware front, the Elife E8 sports MeidaTek’s newest MT6795 processor, 3GB of RAM, 6-inch QHD AMOLED display, 64GB of storage and LTE. It’s a formidable flagship from the Chinese company, though we wonder if their new monster phone will be enough to grab the spotlight from fellow firms OPPO, Lenovo and Huawei.

Gionee’s Elife E8 is expected to retail for RMB 3,999, or around Php 29K.

John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.

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