Gionee has taken the wraps off of its latest flagship smartphone. Jam-packed with powerful hardware, the Gionee Elife E7 is a technical marvel with big ambitions.

For starters, the Gionee Elife E7 uses the fastest version of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800 processor—MSM8974AC—which is even faster than the one employed in the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and the Nexus 5. Expect the accompanying GPU to be faster as well.

This behemoth of a smartphone is just not about computing performance; its rear camera comes with a whopping resolution of 16 megapixels, paired with an equally impressive 8-megapixel front-facing camera. Meanwhile, the phone’s display diagonally measures 5.5 inches and is made by Japan Display Inc. Its full HD resolution translates to a sharp pixel density of 400ppi.

Gionee Elife E7 Specs

  • Amigo 2.0 OS (based on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean)
  • 5.5-inch JDI display (1080×1920 Full HD), ~400ppi
  • 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 (MSM8974AC) processor
  • Adreno 330 GPU
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB internal storage, no microSD support
  • 16-megapixel main camera, with autofocus and LED flash
  • 8-megapixel front camera
  • Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Display
  • 3G, WCDMA, LTE
  • Bluetooth 4.0, NFC
  • Thickness: 9.5mm (middle), 6.2mm (sides)
  • 2500mAh battery

Note that the specs above are for the 4G LTE variant (approx. $570). Gionee Elife E7 will also come in two other versions: a 3G unit with only 2GB RAM and 16GB storage (approx. $440) and another 3G unit but with 3GB RAM and 32 GB storage (approx. $530).

There’s no official word yet as to when the Gionee Elife E7 will arrive in the Philippines, though reports are suggesting an early 2014 release to markets outside China. Seven colors will be available to choose from, while a USB On The Go cable, NFC tags, protective casing, and a dock comprise the accessories for the device.

Gionee’s previous flagship, the Elife E6, was released in the country in October this year.

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  1. no no no not at that price. i dont care what specs you put into that, if its not a known brand i wouldnt buy it at that price.

  2. Dude, look at the specs. Price-wise, it should be expensive. Snapdragon processors support LTE, and are used in the Xperia Z1, LG G2, SGN 3, Nexus 5, and other flagship phones. This one uses Snapdragon 800 and has 3 GB of ram. The S4 only uses Snapdragon 600 and only has 2 GB of ram. Logic?

    1. $440 base price for a No-Name brand IS Expensive, kahit naka SD800 pa yan. Kasi sa mga walang pangalan na phones, talo ka sa updates. Logic ba kamo?

      1. true, but given hardware you cannot manufacture this type of device for less than 20k, gets mo na yung logic? magisip minsan ha…

      2. But, you can always root, and most likely it will receive a KitKat update. The specs really compete. Logic.

        1. yeah like specs wise this one wins on some top tier unit but look Gionee doesn’t have a community unlike LG,SONY, and SAMSUNG, like duh? what’s the point of high specs if it doesn’t have a community of developer’s like Cyanogen, its still point less also Gionee is always late in software updates :3

  3. Same price as the LG G2 and the non LTE Z ULTRA. The question is, why would people get this instead of those similarly priced branded phones? Makes no absolute marketing sense to me.

    1. some people are anal when it comes to specs and does not really care about branding. i personally wouldn’t buy this.

        1. Wla lng kayong pambili.. Thats the logic and you also dont know the importance of hardware than brand and sofrware hardware cannot be change while brand and software can.. Be wise.. Fyi.. Xda developers making custom rom if you are looking for community..