Late last month, Gionee launched two M-series smartphones in China — the M6 and the M6 Plus. With major focus on battery life, the Gionee M6 boasts a 5,000mAh battery, whereas the M6 Plus, boasts a bigger 6,020mAh battery. These smartphones feature a 5.5-inch and 6-inch displays respectively, and now it seems like Gionee wants to launch a smartphone for people preferring a smaller screen. The Gionee M6 Mini has passed through China s regulatory authority, TENAA, which also reveals some of its key specifications and features. Also Read - Gionee Max Pro with 3GB RAM launched: Price in India, specificationsAlso Read - Best phones under Rs 6,000: Infinix Smart HD 2021, Redmi 7A, more
As per details released by TENAA, the Gionee M6 Mini features a 5.3-inch HD (720p) display and is powered by a 1.5GHz octa-core processor, paired with 3GB of RAM. However, there are no details on whether the processor is from MediaTek or Qualcomm. The smartphone also features 32GB onboard storage along with microSD card slot for expandable storage. Also Read - Gionee M12 with 48MP camera, 5100mAh battery launched in Nigeria
Along with a 13-megapxiel rear camera and LED flash, the smartphone features a 5-megapixel selfie unit too. The TENAA listing also revels its dimensions of 149×73.3×8.2mm, and it weighs 170g. Armed with a 4,000mAh non-removable battery, connectivity options such as 4G LTE with VoLTE support, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi 802.11ac and GPS are likely to be in tow. The M6 Mini was spotted running on Android Marshmallow 6.0.1 OS. While there is no word on the pricing, the TENAA certification could mean that the smartphone is close to launch.
Just like the Gionee M6 and M6 Plus, the M6 Mini also seems to boast metal unibody construction. However, looking at the photos, it seems like the Mini variant will miss out on fingerprint scanner, which is embedded within the home button on bigger smartphones. The photos also show volume rocker and power button on the right edge, and a microSD card slot on the left edge. Also, with Gionee compromising on the display resolution with HD (720p) screen, it remains to be seen how affordable the M6 Mini turns out to be.
One of the highlights of the Gionee M6 and M6 Plus is the on-device data encryption chip to keep your photos, videos, text messages and other data safe and secure. At this point of time, it s not clear if the same will be a part of the M6 Mini. Also, Gionee has clarified that the on-device data encryption feature is exclusive to China, and will not be a part of the M6 and M6 Plus when they are launched in India.