Gionee to Launch Elife E8 in June, E7 to Get Lollipop Update in Q2

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 Elife E7


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.

iBall Andi4L Pulse: Price, Specs and Features

In the recent days, Indian smartphone makers such as Celkon, Karbonn, Micromax and Xolo have launched Windows Phone based models. iBall has also joined the bandwagon with the announce of the Andi4L pulse.

The Andi4L Pulse is iBall’s first Windows Phone 8.1 OS based smartphone and is now listed on the company’s website. It carries a price tag of Rs 4,899.

The price of the phone makes it very much affordable for anyone who wishes to buy Windows phone. It also represents a good alternative to Android phones if you want to try something different.

Coming to the specifications of the phone, the iBall Andi4L Pulse has a 4 inch high-definition TFT screen with 480×800 pixel resolution. The phone supports dual-SIM (GSM+GSM). Under the hood, there is a 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor and 512 MB of memory. The specs of the device is sufficient enough to provide decent performance because Windows Phone requires less resources.

iBall Andi4L Pulse


The iBall Andi4L also comes with a 5 megapixel camera on the rear along with LED flash and BSI sensor. On the front, there is a 0.3 megapixel camera. The phone also comes with 4 GB of internal storage which can be expanded further through microSD card.

Similar to other Windows Phone devices, the Andi4L Pulse comes with OneDrive, Xbox, Microsoft Office, and Bing Search.

The phone comes with a 1500 mAh battery which would provide decent talk time and backup. The phone supports standard connectivity features such as GPRS, 3G, wi-fi, Bluetooth, and GPS. It also has a micro USB port. The phone is currently available in black color only.

The Andi 4L Pulse at Rs. 4,899 is India’s cheapest smartphone to be based on Windows 8.1 OS. For the price, it offers many features and comes with good specs. It also is a good alternative to entry-level Android phones.

Xolo Q700 Club Launched: Price, Specs, Features and Other Details

Xolo Q700 Club which was listed on the company’s official website last week has been launched by the company. The Xolo Q700 Club is a budget phone and is priced at Rs. 6899. The phone is up for grabs on The phone was originally priced at Rs. 6999 on the company’s website.

The Xolo Q700 Club comes with decent specs. The phone features a 4.5-inch FWVGA IPS display with 218 ppi and 480×854 pixel resolution. The phone further features front dual speakers which provide decent music quality. Users will also get 3 months of unlimited music and video downloads for free through the pre-installed Hungama Music app.

The phone also comes with IP55 certification which protects the phone from some amount of water and dust.

Xolo Q700 Club


The Xolo Q700 Club runs on Android 4.4.2 KitKat and supports dual-SIM (GSM + GSM). Under the hood, there is a 1.3 GHz quad-core MediaTek (MT6582M) processor coupled with 1 GB of RAM. Graphics is handled by Mali-400 MP2 GPU. There is 8 GB of storage which is expandable up to 32 GB via microSD card.

The Xolo Q700 Club features a camera that is decent for the price. The 5-megapixel camera on the rear comes with LED flash. There is also a 0.3-megapixel camera on the front. The rear camera comes with features such as scene detection, geo tagging, best shot, face recognition and panorama. The phone also comes with other features such as ambient light sensor, proximity sensor and accelerometer. Connectivity features of the phone include 3G, GPRS/EDGE, A-GPS Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

The phone is powered by a 2000 mAh battery which provides 9 hours of talk-time and up to 550 hours of standby on 3G networks. Physically the phone measures 134.6 x 67 x 10.8 mm and weighs 151.3 g (With Battery). The phone is available in Black color.

Summary of Specifications

Display: 4.50-inch
Processor: 1.3 GHz quad-core MediaTek (MT6582M) processor
Storage: 8GB expandable up to 32 GB via microSD
Rear Camera: 5-megapixel
Front Camera: 0.3-megapixel
OS: Android 4.4.2
Battery Capacity: 2000mAh