Gionee unveiled its newest smartphone with huge battery, the Gionee M2017.
The device which sports a 5.7-inch dual-curved AMOLED 2K display also features a Snapdragon 653 processor, 6GB of RAM, and comes in 128GB and 256GB storage options with no storage expansion.
The Gionee M2017 is best defined as a luxury phone as its price tag is way above what the average person will shell out for a phone. The handset has a leather back which is either made from calfskin or crocodile skin depending on the storage option you select.
The Gionee M2017 joins the list of dual-camera phones in the market with its 12MP + 13MP rear camera combo and which also have optical zoom. The camera in front is an 8MP shooter and there is a fingerprint scanner as well. The phone sports a USB Type-C port but lacks an audio jack. There is also no NFC on board but you can make payments with the fingerprint scanner. Gionee has also equipped the phone with a security chip that encrypts the users data and self-destructs when someone tries to access it via brute-force.
Gionee M2017 Specs
- Android 6.0 Marshmallow w/ Amigo 3.5 UI
- Dual SIM, Dual Standby
- 5.7-inch AMOLED Display, 2560 x 1440 pixel resolution, ~515ppi
- 1.95GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 653 octa-core processor
- Adreno 510 GPU
- 6GB RAM
- 128GB / 256GB storage
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
- 4G, LTE, HSPA+
- Fingerprint scanner
- 13-megapixel + 12-megapixel rear camera with PDAF and LED flash
- 2x optical zoom + 8x digital zoom, 4K video recording
- 8-megapixel front camera, 1080p video
- USB Type-C
- GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
- Colors: Black, Gold
- Dimensions: 155.2 x 77.6 x 10.78mm
- Weight: 238g
- 7,000mAh battery
Gionee says the 7000mAh battery is actually a combination of two 3500mAh batteries connected in parallel. There’s fast charging with Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 and the phone launches with Gionee’s own Amigo OS 3.5 which is based on Android Marshmallow.
The Gionee M2017 is priced at ¥6,999 (roughly $1,010) for the 128GB version and ¥16,999 (roughly $2,446) for the 256GB version which has crocodile skin leather.