BEIJING, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Gionee, the previous record-holder for the thinnest smartphone, broke its own record and announced the latest model, the Gionee ELIFE S5.1 International version with 5.1mm thickness. The ultra thin deign has earned ELIFE S5.1 its own GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® title as the thinnest smartphone in the world. The world top 10 smartphone manufacturer shows how fast the smartphone industry develops in half a year.

Gionee ELIFE S5.1 White

Gionee ELIFE S5.1 White

Curved at the edges for a fresh new look, the handset is supposed to offer improved in-hand feeling. With the imbedded camera that looks like a natural fit, slimmer bezels, the loss of weight and the slimmer body, the GIONEE ELIFE S5.1 is already looking elegant in the only area where its predecessor was open to criticism.

The ELIFE S5.1 is built with durable magnesium alloy metal rim; both the back and front have Gorilla Glass protection against scratches; ultimately creating a combination of hardness and softness to bring maximum protection to the device, so it doesn’t bend in your jeans pocket. The design is clean and simple, no extra lines like iPhone 6 or unnecessary decoration in the back cover.

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

Gionee designs smartphones as trendy and fashionable accessories rather than a communication device. Indeed, thin devices are in demand. However, we are not focusing solely on creating the thinnest products. Our focus is always on creating a different product with its own character which inspires joy in your daily life.

In terms of the operating software, Gionee really did some creative improvements that consumers will be fond of, like a "pocket mode" to avoid of mis-touch, gestures control, real time camera effects and many other updated thoughtful features.

Key features:

  • Quad-band GSM/EDGE/HSPDA, LTE for China version
  • Single SIM
  • 4.8 inch 720P Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen of 306ppi, Gorilla Glass 3rd
  • 139.8mm X 67.4mm X 5.15mm
  • Amigo OS 2.0 based on Android 4.4 KitKat with OTA
  • TRU Octa-core 1.7GHz CPU, 1GB of RAM, Quad core 1.2 GHz CPU for China version
  • 8.0MP rear camera, LED flash, AF, 720P video capture, and 5.0MP front-facing camera
  • 16GB of built-in memory, non expandable
  • Active noise cancellation via dedicated microphone
  • 2050mAh battery
  • OTG to keyboard, mouse and U-disk
  • DTS surrounding music sound

Release plan:

The first country that will have this #SLIMGEEK International version is India in October, and Vietnam, the Philippines, Myanmar, Nigeria and others will follow. ELIFE S5.1 will be packed with a travel charger, USB cable, OTG cable, hands free, protective cover, protective TP film, user guide, and a warranty card in a rather thin box.

For Gionee ELIFE S5.1 picture, please click the following link (for England):

About Gionee

Established in 2002, Gionee Communication Equipment Co., Ltd. is a hi-tech company engaging in mobile device designing, R&D, manufacturing, sales in global markets, and mobile internet application services. Today, Gionee sells over 25 million handsets per year worldwide and ranks No.10 in the world by smartphone market share. Gionee is moving fast in building solid brand channels in global markets especially in South Asia and South East Asia.

Media contact:

Sofya Lee
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