Gionee has launched its Elife S6 smartphone in China priced at CNY 1,699 (approx. Rs 17,500). The device can be reserved from the company website and the shipping will be initiated from November 22nd. The Gionee S6 will be the company’s latest mid-range offering and by all likelihood it will be made available in the Indian markets in the near future.


The Gionee S6 is fitted with a 5.5-inch display (720p) and draws the power from a 64-bit octa-core MediaTek MT6753 clocked at 1.3GHz and paired with a 3GB of RAM. The graphic processing part is taken care by the Mali-T720 GPU, which lately has been a much obvious choice for mid-range smartphones.

On the storage front, the Gionee S6 offers 32GB of inbuilt storage along with a microSD card slot, which can accommodate an extra 128GB. The smartphone features a 13-Megapixel rear camera and a 5-Megapixel secondary camera. Further the camera app comes with features like burst mode, panorama mode, night mode, FHD video recording and magic focus.

The phone comes wrapped up in a metal body and the neatly chiselled edges impart a much needed premium look to the device. The S6 is backed up by a 3150mAh battery which on paper promises to offer 342 hours of standby time and 18.8 hours of talktime. The smartphone features usual bunch of connectivity options including 4G LTE, GPS, USB Type-C and USB OTG. The Gionee S6 will be made available in Gold and Platinum colour variants and is considerably slim at 6.9mm.

Gionee’s Elife S series is known for the ‘Style’ quotient and the S6 carries forward the tradition. Surprisingly, Gionee has degraded the display to a HD (720p) one. Its predecessor, the Elife S7, had a full HD screen and was slimmer with just 5.5mm thickness. We were greatly impressed with the Elife S7 (our review) primarily for the screen, slimness, camera and battery performance. The Gionee S6 will rival the likes of mid-range phones like OnePlus X, Xiaomi Mi4i, Motorola Moto G 2015 amongst many others.

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Mahit Huilgol is a Mechanical Engineering graduate and is a Technology and Automobile aficionado. He ditched the Corporate boardroom wars in the favor for technology battle ground. Also a foodie by heart and loves both the edible chips and the non-edible silicon chips.