Exclusive : Gionee’s Thinnest Smartphone Elife S5.1 to Reach India By Mid-November

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Exclusive : Gionee’s Thinnest Smartphone Elife S5.1 to Reach India By Mid-November

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Gionee secures the badge of the world’s slimmest smartphone with its Elife S5.5 launched last year. Breaking its own record, the company has announced yet another slim phone which is skinnier than the S5.5, holding a 5.1mm thickness. The handset has been aptly named as Gionee Elife S5.1.

A source close to iGyaan has revealed that ‘the world’s slimmest smartphone’ may come to India during the third week of November. Previous leaks have cited that the new slim smartphone is produced using metal and Gorilla Glass, has curvier edges for a more comfortable grip, and may come with a flush fitting camera lens too.


According to Gionee’s Head of Design, mobile device ergonomics is an important part of consideration when designing a device. The curved edge design of Elife S5.1 ensures that the phone fits and feels comfortable in the holders’ hands. The metallic structure and durable glass will also ensure a firm grip to avoid accidental drops.

Chinese publication CNMO had leaked the unannounced Gionee Elife S5.1, showcasing the full handset. Another site,, claims that it had a hands-on experience with the upcoming device. Based on the leaks, Gionee Elife S5.1 has a 4.8-inch HD AMOLED display and is powered with a 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 (MSM8926) processor running on 1 GB RAM.


Previously leaked picture of S5.1 by

It is also said that the device comes with the 8 MP rear camera, 5 MP front-facing camera, 16 GB inbuilt storage (non-expandable), and a 2100 mAh battery. It could also run on Android 4.3 with Gionee’s Amigo 2.0 interface on top.


Gionee Elife S5.1

Gionee Elife S5.5

Micromax Canvas 4 plus

Huawei Ascend P6


720×1280 pixels, 4.9 inches 1080×1920 pixels, 5.0 inches 720×1280 pixels, 5.0 inches 720×1280 pixels, 4.7 inches


Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 Mediatek MT6592, Octa-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A7 MediaTek 1.7GHz octa-core Huawei K3V2
Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A9


1 GB 2 GB 1 GB 2 GB


16 GB (non-expandable) 16 GB (non-expandable) 16 GB (expandable upto 32GB) 8 GB/16 GB


8 MP rear, 5 MP front 13 MP rear, 5 MP front 13 MP rear, 5 MP front 8 MP rear, 5 MP front


2100 mAh 2300 mAh 2000 mAh 2000 mAh

Operating system

Android 4.3 Android OS, v4.2 (Jelly Bean), upgradable to v4.4.2 (KitKat) Android 4.4.2 Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean), upgradable to v4.4.2 (KitKat)
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