09:25AM EST - Hands on time... :)

09:24AM EST - doesn't say if that's including tax...?

09:24AM EST - 449 EUR, available from end of March

09:22AM EST - Prices coming up

09:21AM EST - So Amigo 3.2 is an Android 6.0 fork

09:20AM EST - Three colors

09:20AM EST - Fingerprint reader in home button, 0.1s response, 0.38s identifiaction

09:20AM EST - 3000 mAh battery, 9V2A fast charge

09:19AM EST - 4GB DRAM, 64GB Storage

09:19AM EST - Helio P10

09:19AM EST - Hardware config now

09:18AM EST - amigo 4.0 will be in June

09:18AM EST - Mostly used for listening to Youtube while doing other things I think...!

09:18AM EST - 'Floating window' to watch video while on whatsapp or browser

09:18AM EST - e.g. 30MB/day on 2G when in Barcelona with a Chinese variant

09:17AM EST - Gionee abroad service

09:17AM EST - 'Ami Locker Live'

09:16AM EST - It says 4GB DRAM in that last image

09:16AM EST - Whatapp doesn't allow it by default, but ours will

09:16AM EST - 'Dual WhatsApp' for office and family

09:15AM EST - I've not used it before - is this their version of Touch Wiz or EMUI

09:15AM EST - Now amigo 3.2 software

09:15AM EST - So that's a Qualcomm chipset? or Mediatek?

09:15AM EST - 7 modes and 15 bands

09:14AM EST - Dual 4G SIM

09:14AM EST - VoLTE, Cat 6

09:13AM EST - Now talking about 4G+

09:13AM EST - 'More 3D Touch features to come'

09:13AM EST - Kind of looks like Samsung's edge software

09:13AM EST - 'Pressing any side of the display will give the edge bar'

09:12AM EST - 'Live wallpaper will move if you use different force on the background as well'

09:12AM EST - This looks better than Huawei's force touch

09:11AM EST - 'We have one big group internally to develop 3D Touch features for Android'

09:11AM EST - 'Current ecosystem isn't ready for 3D Touch'

09:10AM EST - Now talking about 3D Touch

09:10AM EST - A video of the film effects on screen now

09:08AM EST - Sorry, pictures still being piecemeal

09:08AM EST - 'Everyone is a film photographer'

09:08AM EST - Ah, there's also a non-filter mode for cut/filter/text/sound/speed

09:07AM EST - It's just filters over video - mosaic, old time film etc

09:07AM EST - Comes with a video editor

09:06AM EST - 70dB dual mic, using AKM3961 recording chip

09:06AM EST - Supports Beautify on video, both front and rear cameras

09:04AM EST - English, simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese

09:04AM EST - Text recognition algorithms included

09:03AM EST - Flash Selfie mode as well

09:03AM EST - Today sees the launch of Image 2.0

09:01AM EST - Laser focus and PDAF focus

09:00AM EST - Changing the color coder from green to white

09:00AM EST - RWB Tech in camera, F1.8

09:00AM EST - So my 6P stopped uploading images when I ran low on battery, Changing phones...

08:59AM EST - under 75mm

08:59AM EST - 'Narrowest 5.5-inch smartphone'

08:58AM EST - It looks like my pictures aren't uploading

08:58AM EST - latest amoled

08:57AM EST - 'Exquisite details'

08:57AM EST - Using Gionee patents in the design, apparently

08:56AM EST - 'worlds first invisible antenna design in the full loop around the edge'

08:56AM EST - 'Nobody has seen this design before, Loop full-metal design

08:55AM EST - 'We wanted something unique and noticable'

08:55AM EST - 'Each smartphone needs a recognizable design'

08:54AM EST - amigo 3.2 is Gionee software

08:54AM EST - With 3D Touch...!

08:54AM EST - 'But our engineers have'

08:54AM EST - 'Not easy to meet all of these'

08:53AM EST - 'S8 is our flagship, but what deserves a flagship mobile phone?'

08:52AM EST - Now for the S8

08:52AM EST - 'The new logo might become an emoji'

08:51AM EST - I'm not sold on the logo image, but the byline isn't bad for sure

08:51AM EST - It's interesting

08:51AM EST - 'Make Smiles'

08:51AM EST - New Gionee Logo and Byline

08:50AM EST - 'We will devote ourselves to making smiles, starting from today and from here'

08:50AM EST - 'We want people to remember what they feel'

08:49AM EST - 'From smartphone to smilephone'

08:49AM EST - 'We believe in the power of smiles'

08:47AM EST - 'People want to establish a relationship and have emotions'

08:46AM EST - 'People only care when they feel for it'

08:46AM EST - 'For every CEO, you should always think about these questions'

08:45AM EST - 'Responding to a customer need'

08:45AM EST - 'Design and User Experience'

08:45AM EST - 'It's not what Apple does, it's why they do it'

08:44AM EST - 'We always think about why Apple has success'

08:44AM EST - 'People think apples are good for health, and people like health so they buy them'

08:43AM EST - 'One question: Why apple?'

08:43AM EST - 'We have been thinking how to rebrand'

08:43AM EST - 'Why rebrand Gionee'

08:43AM EST - 'Launch our new flagship'

08:42AM EST - 'Last Year, we launched the S7'

08:42AM EST - William Lu on stage, President

08:41AM EST - China and India is a big countries for Gionee

08:41AM EST - Announcing the VPs

08:40AM EST - Beginning

08:39AM EST - http://www.anandtech.com/show/8621/thin-is-the-new-thin-hands-on-with-the-5-15-mm-kazam-tornado-348

08:38AM EST - About to start in a few minutes

08:37AM EST - Sorry, Elife S5.1 was the model at 5.15mm

08:37AM EST - I remember it was marketed in non-China locations under other names, e.g. Kazam Tornado 348

08:35AM EST - There was also the Elife S5.5 (or S7), a 5.5mm smartphone

08:34AM EST - The Marathon line are known for high battery capacity, up to 6000 mAh

08:33AM EST - There are a few Gionee smartphones over the years to hit the US and EU news

08:33AM EST - Gionee also seems to be announcing a new corporate identity

08:32AM EST - It's all meant to start about now, but there was trouble getting in so I suspect it will be late

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  • osxandwindows - Monday, February 22, 2016 - link

    Who are they? I never herd of them before.
  • osxandwindows - Monday, February 22, 2016 - link

    Lol, its funny that apple is mentioned at MWC with out being their. Really shows how much reputation they have.
  • osxandwindows - Monday, February 22, 2016 - link

    seriously, they couldn't come up with a better name then 3d touch? Shame
  • osxandwindows - Monday, February 22, 2016 - link

    should have used a bb priv. =
  • jjj - Monday, February 22, 2016 - link

    the cat 6 is from the Helio P10
  • Daniel Egger - Monday, February 22, 2016 - link

    Indeed, this presentation makes my smile. Good Job Gionee!

    I'm particularly smiling about:
    - The Samsungesque design
    - The ridiculous "improvements" they're citing in the images from the new sensor, the bleached women/kid in the images look horrible and totally not flattering
    - The bilingual slides
    - The Apple references
    - Dual WhatsApp
  • Meteor2 - Monday, February 22, 2016 - link

    I don't suppose the camera in the phone(s) Ian was using did the images justice.
  • Kristian Vättö - Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - link

    Asians are pretty crazy over white skin, so the "bleaching" feature might be a big deal over there.
  • ToTTenTranz - Monday, February 22, 2016 - link

    What exactly makes them think that a brand that very few europeans recognize can sell a smartphone with mostly mediocre hardware for 450€?
  • asfletch - Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - link

    Agreed - 450€ (ie around US$499) for a phone with a processor that performs somewhere between a Snapdragon 617 and 625 is pretty ambitious. If I really wanted a P10 phone, I'd get the Elephone P9000 for closer to $200. I may not trust the brand any more than Gionee, but that phone is just gorgeous and doesn't look like a copied design (check Youtube reviews).

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