Gionee has today taken the wraps off its eight new smartphones at a launch event in Shenzhen, China. The company has been teasing the launch of these smartphones for a very long time now. The eight products range from the premium category at RMB 4,399 (Rs 42,900 approximately) to the most affordable, the F205, at RMB 999 (Rs 9,700 approximately). One feature that remains common in all the smartphone is the full-view display with 18:9 aspect ratio, following the footsteps of LG Q6 and Samsung Galaxy S8-duo.
At the event, Gionee launched the S11, S11S, S11 Lite, M7, M7 Power, M7 Plus, M7 mini, and F205. Here, it is worth noting that Gionee has already launched smartphones including the M7 Power, F205 and M7 in the Chinese market. However, given the highlight of the event, the M7 Plus was surely the showstopper of the event, given its premium specifications and price.
Gionee M7 Plus
Priced at RMB 4,399 (roughly Rs 42,900), the smartphone is said to be available in January next year. Gionee M7 Plus features a 6.43-inch AMOLED 18:9 FullView display. Under the hood, the smartphone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC paired with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage.
On the camera front, it sports a dual camera setup at the back – 16-megapixel + 8-megapixel sensors, and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera. Armed with a 5,000mAh battery, the smartphone, as the company claims is the first Chinese brand smartphone to offer wireless charging at 10W. Additionally, the phone is equipped with a dual security chipset that guarantees the security of payment, system and data.
Alongside the M7 Plus, Gionee also launched the M7 Mini. The smartphone is priced at RMB 1,399, which is approximately Rs 13,600. According to Gadgets360, the smartphone comes with a 5.5-inch HD+. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 SoC paired with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. On the camera front, there is an 8-megapixel front as well as rear cameras. The phone is armed with a 4,000mAh battery.
Gionee launched three smartphones under the S-series smartphones called, the S11, S11S and S11 Mini. The company says that the S11 will be considered to be the flagship product for overseas markets. According to Gadgets 360, the company will launch the S11 in India in the next couple of months.
In terms of specifications, the S11 features a 5.99-inch, bezel-less FullView display. Under the hood, there is an octa-core MediaTek Helio P30 SoC paired with 6GB of RAM. There is also a 64GB of internal storage, which can be expandable up to 256GB via microSD card. It runs on Amigo 5.0 based on Android 7.1 with a battery capacity of 3,410mAh.
On the camera front, the phone comes with four cameras that include 16-megapixel + 8-megapixel dual camera up on the front, and 16-megapixel + 5-megapixel dual cameras at the rear. The Gionee S11 is priced at RMB 1799, which is around Rs 17,500.
Gionee also launched the S11S, which comes with a 6.01-inch FullView display with a resolution of 2160X1080 pixels. At the heart, there is the same MediaTek Helio P30 SoC paired with 6GB of RAM with 64GB of onboard storage.
The camera is the major USP of the smartphone, and it comes with a 20-megapixel + 8-megapixel up front with fixed-focus. At the rear, there is a 16-megapixel + 8-megapixel dual-camera setup. The smartphone is armed with 3,600mAh battery, that the company claims will last up to 13.5 hours of non-stop usage. It is said to retail at a price of RMB 3,299 (Rs 32,100 approximately). Both the smartphones will go on sale starting December 2017.
Details about the Gionee S11 Lite are unknown at the moment, however, the smartphone will retail at RMB 1,299, which is Rs 12,600 in India. The smartphone is expected to be available starting January 2018.