Recently, Gionee had launched the Gionee Elife E6 Android smartphone in the various markets, and now very soon after it, they have made a new smartphone available on their official website, the Gionee Elife E6 Mini, the mini version of the flagship device. And interestingly, although most of the specifications are downgraded, Gionee has actually fixed an issue they saw from people, the battery. The Elife E6 Mini has got a whooping battery life of 3000 mAh. It’s a 4.5-inch capacitive touchscreen and a 720p display that the device comes with, and the processor included in the E6 mini is a 1.5 GHz quad-core one with 1GB of RAM.
One of the issues the users can face, is the internal storage of 16GB and this cannot be expanded as there is no MicroSD card slot. The camera does see a little downgrade, because you get to see an 8-megapixel rear camera with the LED flash, while the front shooter is a 2-megapixel one. For now, the device is being shown in the Chinese store of Gionee, and the connectivity is possible with only the China Mobile 3G network, apart from Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS.
This is a good attempt from Gionee to bring out a device which actually has some good specifications although calling it the Mini version of a flagship, an we had seen something similar with the Sony’s Xperia Z1 Mini which came with some excellent specs although it’s a 4.3-inch touchscreen, downgraded from the 5-inch one in the Xperia Z1.
While listed online for sale in China already, the Elife E6 Mini from Gionee is priced at 1699 Yuan, which equals to around USD 280, and for that pricing, this is a very neat device, especially for the improved battery life it gets. Let’s see how good this would be, when it enters the other markets apart from China.
|Specification||Gionee Elife E6 Mini
|Screen||4.5 inch Capacitive touchscreen|
|Display, Resolution||1280 x 720 pixels|
|OS||Android 4.2 Jelly Bean|
|Processor||1.5 GHz Quad Core Processor|
|RAM||1 GB RAM|
|Internal Storage||16 GB|
|Expandable Storage||No expandable storage|
|Rear Camera||8-megapixel, LED flash|
|SIM||Single SIM (microSIM)|
|Connectivity||3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth (3G with China Mobile)|