Gionee announced the company’s S8 smartphone at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2016 in Barcelona that also happens to be the first Android phone to incorporate 3D Touch. Besides announcing the Smartphone, the company also used the platform to launch its new logo.
We are aware about the Apple’s 3D Touch i.e. a pretty cool trick which let you interact with your phone differently than any other phone. Gionee has also added the 3D touch functionality to the display which is expected to work same as the new iPhone models. The new Gionee S8 can sense 3 levels of force including touch to select an app, press to run the app and tap to preview the content of an app. The company says that they will work with more app developers to get the 3D touch feature on more apps. But unlike 3D Touch on the iPhone’s left edge, which triggers multitasking, applying the same kind of pressure on the same region of the S8’s screen just brings up a list of favorite “Edge” apps.
To recall Gionee S8 sports a 5.5-inch 1080p AMOLED display. The display can sense 3 different forces such as press, tap and touch. The device is powered by an Octa-Core MediaTek Helio P10 (MT6755) processor. Gionee S8 has an Amigo OS 3.2 that runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The OS is home to several exciting features. You can use two WhatsApp accounts and watch a video while you are on any other application. Several additional features are expected to be added when the Amigo OS 4.0 will be out in June this year.
The device is packed with a 16 MP primary camera with phase-detection auto-focus, Laser auto-focus and 8 MP Selfie camera. Gionee S8 is the first Smartphone ever to have an invisible antenna design. It will be available in Gold, Grey and Rose Gold colors with a metal body.
The fingerprint sensor of the Smartphone is very fast as it has an identification time of 0.38 seconds and a response time of 0.1 seconds. Gionee S8 has a massive battery 3000mAh for a great mobile experience and it will be available by the end of March.
The Gionee S8 has been priced at EUR 449 (approximately Rs. 34,000) and will go on sale by end of March in Rose Gold, Silver, and Gold colours.