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World's slimmest smartphone, Gionee Elife S5.5 launched at Rs 22,999

World's slimmest smartphone, Gionee Elife S5.5 launched at Rs 22,999
Gionee is all set to launch the world's slimmest smartphone, Gionee Elife S5.5 on March 31, in the Indian market.
GOA: Gionee has launched what it claims to be the world's slimmest smartphone, Gionee Elife S5.5 at a price of Rs 22,999. The smartphone will be available in the Indian market starting April 27.

The company announced Gionee Elife S5.5 in February at the Mobile World Congress, in Barcelona.

Gionee Elife S5.5 sports a sleek metal frame with a thickness of 5.5mm and weighs 130gram. The phone features a 5-inch full-HD(1920 X 1080p) Super AMOLED Plus display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.

Powered by a 1.7GHz MediaTek MT6592 octa-core processor and 2GB RAM, Gionee S5.5 comes with 16GB internal storage and doesn't include a microSD card slot. It sports a 13MP rear camera with LED flash and a 5MP 95 degree ultra-wide angle front-facing camera.

The single-sim phone runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean with Gionee's Amigo UI running on top. It has a 2,300mAh battery.

Connectivity options include 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS. Gionee Elife S5.5 comes in Black, White, Pink, Blue and Purple colour variants. The phone has been launched at 2,299RMB in China and we expect it to be priced around Rs 23,000 in India.

Gionee informed that the company shipped 24 million phones in 2013 out of which 1 million phones were shipped to the Indian market. It has set a target of shipping 35 million units globally and 6 million phones in India, in 2014.

Prior to the launch of the Gionee Elife S5.5, Vivo X3 was the slimmest smartphone in the world, sporting a thickness of 5.75mm. Huawei Ascend P6 is also one of the slimmest smartphones with a thickness of 6.18mm. Sony Xperia Z Ultra is 6.5mm thick.

(The correspondent has travelled to Goa on the invitation of Gionee)

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