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See The Gionee’s First Smartphone With Notch Design – Gionee S8s

For the records, Gionee S8s is the first Gionee smartphone to carry the notch design. Find out more here!

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For the records, Gionee S8s is the first Gionee smartphone to carry the notch design. We’ve seen dominant African smartphone players like TECNO and Infinix landing the notch design but this is Gionee’s first.

More so, it’s the brand’s first device to run on the latest Android OS, Android 9.0 Pie. That’s a welcome development because even at this point, neither TECNO nor Infinix have a device running on Pie OS. Away from OS and notch design, there are other criteria features on the Gionee S8s.

Let’s find out these features as we progress.

Gionee S8s Quick Review

You know the drill of smartphones with the U-notch design; notch at the top, minimal bezels and enormous screen estate. Although plastic material is employed to wrap the device, it’s still got crisp ergonomics because of the smooth furnishing.

Behind the phone, you’ll find the fingerprint scanner responsible for touch ID authentication. On the left side of the sensor are the dual cameras and dual-LED flash. Up front, there’s the 5.86-inch IPS screen that serves you enough display delectation. Other agents in the department are 19:9 aspect ratio and 720 x 1520 pixels resolution.

Camera-wise, there’s no going wrong on the Gionee S8s as triple camera sensors handle the photography needs of the user. Juicy selfies are taken with the aid of the 8MP front shooter. On the reverse, the main 13MP sensor takes beautiful images while its 5MP secondary camera adds depth information in portrait mode.

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In the middle of the park, MediaTek Helio P22 is in charge of the phone’s activities. With its octa-core CPU clocked at 2.0GHz, it is supported with 3GB RAM for seamless multitasking. Also on the chip is the PowerVR GE8320 GPU for gaming graphics and all other forms of graphics.

Android 9.0 Pie OS brings features such as digital wellness, split-screen and more to the phone. A 3,000mAh battery works as the duration stronghold of the Gionee S8s. Meanwhile, storage of various files rests on the shoulders of the 32GB internal memory.

Gionee S8s Key Specs

Here are the Gionee S8s key specifications…

Display 5.86-inch IPS capacitive touchscreen, 1520 x 720 pixels
OS Android 9.0 Pie OS
Processor Octa-core 2.0GHz MediaTek Processor
Storage 32GB ROM + 3GB RAM (MicroSD card up to 128GB)
Camera 13MP + 5MP Rear/8MP Front (With dual-LED light)
Battery 3,000mAh
Price N40,000 – N46,000

Gionee S8s Photos

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Gionee S8s Price and Availability

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The Gionee S8s launched in February 2019; it is available in Black & Gold. You can order the phone from any of the online shopping markets using the links below.

Gionee S8s retails at ₦40,000 – ₦46,000 in Nigeria. (CLICK TO BUY GIONEE S8S).

Gionee S8s Full Specifications and Features

General Features

  • Platform: Android 9.0 Pie OS
  • Processor: Octa-core 2.0GHz MediaTek Helio P22
  • GPU: PowerVR GE8G20
  • Memory: 3GB
  • Colours: Black, Gold
  • Dimension: 149.1 x 71.65 x 8.75 mm
  • Weight: 167.5g
  • SIM Type: Nano SIM
  • SIM Count: Dual SIM


  • Display: 5.86-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 720 x 1520 pixels
  • Aspect ratio: 19:9


  • Rear Camera: 13MP + 8MP camera, 720p [email protected]
  • Rear Camera Features: LED dual-tone, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR, Panorama
  • Front Camera: 8MP camera


  • Built-in Storage: Yes
  • Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 128GB
  • Bundled Cloud Storage: –

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes
  • 2G CDMA 1X: –
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: –
  • 4G LTE: Yes

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: Yes
  • CDMA EVDO: –
  • 4G LTE: Yes
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, v4.2 with A2DP
  • NFC: –
  • Infrared Blaster: –
  • USB Port: Type-C USB


  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol: –


  • Music Player: MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
  • Video Player: MP4/H.265 player
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes


  • Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GPS
  • Maps: Yes

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: –
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: –
  • Barometer: –
  • SpO2: –
  • Pedometer: –
  • Heart Rate Monitor: –
  • Gyroscope: –
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (rear-mounted)
  • Iris Scanner: –
  • Face Unlock: –
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
  • Voice Control: Yes

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
  • Wireless Charging: –
  • Built-in Mobile Payment: –
  • Water Resistant: –
  • Dust Resistant: –
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: Yes


  • Battery: 3,000mAh non-removable Li-ion battery

Where to buy Gionee S8s


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Adekunle Diamond
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