Chinese smartphone manufacturer Gionee is planning to introduce its next smartphone in June later this year. The new smartphone will not be an incremental upgrade over the previous Elife E7 smartphone. It will be a completely redesigned smartphone aimed to compete with other smart phones in the market.
The new phone is expected to be named Gionee Elife E8. The device will be available in India shortly after its launch internationally.
At this point, no further details about the specifications of the Elife E8 are available. No credible leaks have appeared as of now. More information about the specs of the device should be available in the coming weeks.
Gionee has also revealed that it is working on providing the Lollipop update for many of its smartphones including the Elife E7. The update will be available for the phone in May or June this year. Other smartphones will receive the Android 5.0 update later this month. However, details about the names of the phones which will be getting the updates are not yet available.
Gionee has been quite successful in the Indian smartphone market in recent months. The company is based in Shenzhen, China. Started in 2002, it quickly became one of China’s largest mobile phone manufacturers. The company has has expanded into other markets, including India, Nigeria, Vietnam, Taiwan, Myanmar, Thailand, Philippines and so on.
Gionee is planning to launch the Elife S7 smartphone in the Indian market on April 4. The phone is expected to be priced at approximately Rs. 26000 and features high-end specifications.