At the Mobile World Congress from this year in Barcelona we’ve seen Gionee take the stage to announce its slim Elife S7 smartphone. With this new device, the company has added a new handset in its ‘Style’ family of products, but it’s still expected to come up with a successor to the Elife E7, which has been announced way back in the end of 2013.
The ‘E’ line of products from Gionee are known for their impressive cameras and if recent rumors are true, then the upcoming Elife E8 is about to get a mammoth one. The smartphone had recently hit the Chinese regulatory agency TENAA, being revealed at the time that the phone will come with a 23MP rear camera.
And if 23MP doesn’t sound like too much (even if the quality of pictures isn’t necessarily about the number of megapixels…), what about pictures with a 100MP resolution? If this becomes a real thing, then it will be the first time for a smartphone camera to be capable of such a feat. And if the leaked picture from the right with the device is accurate, then it will have an elegant profile, and not bulky, as you’d expect with such a big snapper.
Of course, the camera unit itself won’t be of 100MP, but in order to achieve that massive resolution, the 23MP shooter will be able to digitally stitch and interpolate pictures. The technology is said to be similar to what OPPO used in its Find 7 flagship to take 50MP images. GizmoChina reports that the camera could be the 23.8MP OV23850 version that was announced back in January this year, featuring a 1 / 2.3 inch PureCel-S stacked CMOS, phase focusing and real-time HDR functions.
As for its other tech specs, the handset is expected to feature an octa-core processor clocked at 2GHz, 3GB RAM, 32GB of expandable storage, 3520mAh battery and also a fingerprint sensor. If the device has already passed regulatory tests in China, then there’s a big chance we will see it being officially announced in the near future.