Gionee Launches the World’s Slimmest Smartphone, ELIFE S5.5
February 19, 2014

Gionee, the leading global designer and manufacturer of mobile devices, announced today the launch of the world’s slimmest smartphone, the ELIFE S5.5, named after its biggest feature - a 5.55mm slim Smartphone.
The ELIFE S series is a new product category developed through Gionee’s deep understanding of customers’ desire for a slim and powerful smartphone to also act as a fashionable accessory. The ELIFE S series products incorporate an emphasis on design without compromising the hardware and software of a smartphone to create a whole new user experience.


"We believe smartphones are both consumer electronics products and decorative artworks. A new approach with a focus in design is needed. We explored the design aesthetic of the smartphone from the standpoint of the fashion origins, emphasizing smartphones as a stylish identity for end users. The ELIFE S5.5 is crafted with a distinct metallic frame and Corning Gorillas Glass Uni-Body. It uses the world’s thinnest AMOLED Screen, thinnest PCB board with a 0.6MM and 0.4mm glass rear cover.” says William Lu, President of Gionee.


It is not just about the slim design; performance is not compromised in the ELIFE S5.5. The S5.5 is equipped with a stunning 5.0 inch Full HD Super AMOLED plus screen, a true Octa-core 1.7GHz processor, a 13 megapixel rear camera and the world’s first 95 degree ultra-wide angle 5 megapixel front camera. With the 95 degree wide angle front camera, taking self-group shots or full body selfies is made possible and easier than ever before.


From colors, icons to fonts, the Android based AMIGO OS has also been customized specifically for the ELIFE S5.5. As for the camera software, it is similar to the ELIFE E7 which consists of two shooting modes, the professional and normal camera settings, as well as the availability of the “Charm Camera” which includes the auto make-up mode, footprint mode, and meeting memo mode features, which were only available to the flagship model ELIFE E7.


High power consumption has always been a problem for ultra slim phones. With the ELIFE S5.5, the battery is just as good as the flagship model ELIFE E7. The highest capacity density ratio allows S5.5’s battery to reach 2300mAh. And with the next upgrade, battery capacity can be reach up to 2450MAh.


"We look forward to delivering on our promise to offer our customers high quality Smartphones at a great price.” Says William Lu, President of Gionee.
The retail price of ELIFE S5.5 stands at 2299 RMB (370 in USD), consumers can pre-order the ELIFE S5.5 in the coming weeks online at the Gionee online store in China. Gionee will launch the S5.5 in 40 countries with the Gionee brand and ODM partners in Q2 of 2014 as well.
The ELIFE S5.5 will also be on display during the 2014 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona from 24th to 28th of February.
The ELIFE S5.5 supports HSPA+42 Mbps with up to 6 different band sets, which allows it to function in most 3G WCDMA coverage areas as well as enabling global 3G roaming. Meanwhile, the LTE version will be available in June.

ELIFE S5.5 Standard Version Full Specifications

5.0” Super AMOLED Plus display
Octa- Core 1.7GHz CPU
Single SIM
13.0MP AF +5.0MP AF Camera 95 Degree Ultra-Wide Angle
AMIGO OS 2.0 (based on Android OS, V4.2)
Memory: 16GB+2GB
Ultra slim 145.1 x 70.2 x 5.55mm
(WCDMA900/2100 MHz)
3.5 mm Earphone Jack
Non-removable 2300mAh Battery
The GIONEE ELIFE S5.5 is available in black, white, blue, pink, and purple

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 international markets, and mobile internet application services. Today, Gionee sells over 23 million handsets per year worldwide and ranks No.10 in the world by smartphone market share.