The Gionee Elife E7 only launched about a month ago, but it looks like Gionee is already preparing to give the device a little brother. The company announced the E7 Mini this week, and though its hardware doesn't come close to the specs present in the E7, the E7 Mini still has a few tidy little features to help it stand out.
Most notable is the swiveling camera, which is located on the top of the device and boasts a 13-megapixel lens with a flash for low light scenarios. It also packs dual-SIM compatibility for folks who like to switch between carriers. The E7 Mini sports a 4.7-inch 720p display, an octo-core CPU clocked to 1.7 GHz, and 16 GB of RAM. The whole thing runs on Android 4.2.
Those specs are nothing to sniff at, but the phone pales in comparison to the regular version of the E7, which features a 5.5-inch 1080p display, a Snapdragon 800 chip clocked to 2.5 GHz, 3 GB of RAM, a 16-megapixel camera, an 8-megapixel camera up front, up to 32 GB of storage, and a 2,500 mAh battery.
The E7 Mini is already available in India. No word on North American availability, but we'll keep you posted. According to FoneArena, which went hands on with the device, local pricing in India is Rs. 18999 (just over $300).