Gionee Elife S5.5 launched in India for Rs. 22,999

The world’s slimmest phone launched in India. The phone in mention is the Gionee Elife S5.5 which currently carries the tag of ‘World’s slimmest phone.’  Gionee will make this phone available from April for Rs. 22,999. The exact availability date will be published later.

Gionee Elife S5.5 in India

The S5.5 seems to be the abbreviation for Slim 5.5, where 5.5 is the 5.5 mm thickness of the phone. The overall dimensions of the ranges 145.1 x 70.2 x 5.6 mm with 130g weight. The phone obviously got its attention due to its ultra slim profile.

Let’s now look into the specifications of the phone.

Gionee S5.5 features 5 inch display that offers 1920 x 1080 p full HD resolution. The display offers 441 ppi pixel density and 16 M colors. It is powered by a 1.7 GHz octa core processor, most probably the MediaTek MT6592 Chipset. There is 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage memory. There is no external memory card slot in this device.

The primary camera in the rear comes with 13MP sensor while the front camera has a 5 MP sensor. Like the premium phone S5.5 comes with metal chassis. The battery in the device has the capacity of 2300 mAh. Gionee S5.5 will be available in four different colors — black, white, blue, pink and purple. Accelerometer, gyro, proximity and compass are the sensors found in this device.

Gionee Elife S5 comes with all connectivity features that are found on Android Smartphones. It comes with WiFi with Wifi hotspot, Bluetooth V4.0 with A2DP, micro USB V 2.0 with OTG support, and GPS with A-GPS support. Phone supports 2G and 3G network bands with HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA download speeds. There is no NFC in this device.

Gionee Elife S5 runs Android OS version 4.2 Jelly Bean with Amigo 2.0 User Interface on top. As per the pricing this phone lies between Gionee Elife E6 and Gionee Elife E7. Gionee Elife E7 that launched in India early this year is the premium offering from the Chinese manufacturer currently priced at around Rs. 25000.

Gionee Elife S5.5 key specifications are listed below along with Gione Elife E7 and Intex Aqua Octa for comparison.

Phone Gionee Elife S5.5 Gionee Elife E7 Intex Aqua Octa
Price Rs. 22,999 Rs. 25,000 Rs. 19,500
Display 5 inch Full HD IPS, 1920 x 1080p resolution 5.5 inch Full HD IPS LCD 1920 x 1080p resolution 6 inch Capacitive IPS OGS HD 720 x 1280 Pixels
CPU Octa-core 1.7 GHz Quad-core 2.2 GHz Octa-core 1.7 GHz
Chipset MediaTek MT6592 Qualcomm MSM8274 Snapdragon 800 MediaTek MT6592
GPU Mali-450 MP4 @ 700 MHz Adreno 330 Mali-450 MP4 @ 700 MHz
OS Android OS, v4.2 Jelly Bean Android OS, v4.2 Jelly Bean Android OS, v4.4.2 Jelly Bean
RAM 2 GB 2 GB 2 GB
ROM 16 GB, no card slot 16 GB, no card slot 16 GB, microSD card up to 32 GB
Connectivity 2G, 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth, micro USB 2G, 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth, micro USB 2G, 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth, micro USB
Camera-rear 13 MP 16 MP 13 MP
Camera-front 5 MP 8 MP 5 MP
Battery 2,300 mAh Li-ion non-removable 2,500 mAh Li-po non-removable 2,300 mAh Li-ion

Published by Pradeepkumar Valiyaparambil

Pradeepkumar is a Tech blogger and contributor to

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