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In an industry dominated by the likes of Samsung and Apple, Gionee is trying its best to hold on to its market share. Going by recent reports of a new Elife smartphone in the works, it looks like the company is on track. Recently, Elife E8 passed China's TENAA certification, revealing the handset's specs. The yet-to-be announced Elife E8 will succeed Elife E7, which was introduced in 2013.

As per TENAA listing, Gionee is focussing on the camera of Elife E8 that packs a 23-megapixel primary shooter with Omnivision OV23850 PureCel-S 1/2.3" CMOS sensor, capable of capturing 100-megapixel images, GizmoChina reports. The technology is similar to what Oppo demonstrated in its Find 7 smartphone, which captures 50-megapixel images using its 13-megapixel sensor. The high-resolution images are achieved by capturing multiple shots of the subject and then combining them to form a single image.

Gionee Elife E8 is also expected to feature a 4.6-inch display with 1440 x 2560 pixel screen resolution that offers the highest pixel density of 639ppi. Comparatively, Samsung Galaxy S6 offers 557ppi, which is currently the highest in a smartphone.

Other specs include a 2GHz octa-core processor, 3GB RAM, 32GB onboard storage and a massive 3,250mAh battery. Each unit will weigh 207 grams and measure 164 x 82.3 x 9.6mm. The flagship smartphone will also feature a fingerprint scanner for additional security. It is unclear how Gionee will pack a fingerprint scanner on its smartphone, which lacks a Home button. Alternatively, the company might place the sensor on the rear panel, just like Huawei Mate 7.

While there is no specific release date for Elife E8, TENAA listing is a good sign that the handset is likely to be released in the next few weeks, Digit reported.