The Gionee Elife E7 phablet was released all the way back in 2013 and its replacement is long overdue. The next-generation model of the Elife E7 dubbed Elife E8 is now apparently ready for release, as evidenced by a listing on Chinese regulator TENAA’s website.
The most notably feature is the screen size has grown to 6 inches, compared to the 5.5 inches of the Elife E7, but resolution has also seen increased to 2,560 x 1,440 pixels. And according to the listing it’s an AMOLED panel.
TENAA entries typically don’t specify chipset model, and we’re only left knowing that the SoC inside the Elife E8 comes with an octa-core processor ticking at 2GHz. Joining that mysterious processor is 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, which can be expanded via microSD.
The Gionee Elife E8 will also featured a fingerprint scanner, which resides on the back, below the camera.
The LTE-capable Elife E8 measures 164.0 x 82.3 x 9.6mm and weighs a hefty 207g. It does have a 3,520mAh battery to show for it, but then the aforementioned 6-inch Asend Mate 7 comes with a 4,000mAh cell in a slimmer and lighter body.