The stream of leaks detailing the Gionee Elife E8 and Marathon M5 was clear indication of their imminent announcement and now we have a date and time. Coming straight from Gionee, we have confirmation of a scheduled launch event, set to take place in Beijing on June 10, 19:00 local time.
Gionee president William Lu will take the stage at China Film Directors Center and go into detail on the two smartphones' features. The company will also officially announce its cooperation with National Geographic photographer Fritz Hoffman.
Alongside the event details, Gionee has disclosed, or rather confirmed, the headline features of both devices. The Elife E8 will sport a 23.7MP primary camera, which will be able to capture photos up to a whopping 100MP in resolution. We gather that will happen through stitching of multiple images, but that's just speculation.
The rest of the specs, detailed by a TENAA listing, include a 6-inch QHD AMOLED display, 2GHz octa-core processor, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. Additionally, the handset will have a fingerprint scanner on the back. The Chinese regulator didn't get the camera resolution right, though, so don't bet on these numbers.
Meanwhile, the Marathon M5 will be true to its name and pack an ample 6,020mAh battery, which Gionee promises will deliver four-day autonomy. The company hasn't elaborated on the teased dual battery feature though.
Either way, it's exciting times for Gionee and make sure you stay tuned for our coverage of the event.