As expected, Gionee has launched the Gionee M2017 smartphone today in an official event that comes with a beast battery of 7000mAh capacity. The company started teasing the device few days back and recently confirmed the event date for the device. The Gionee M2017 is priced at Yuan 6999 (around $1007) for the 6GB RAM + 128GB inbuilt storage variant and the 6GB RAM + 256GB inbuilt storage variant comes with 16,999 yuan (around $2446) price tag.
The device now up for pre-orders and will be available for sale starting January 6th in China. It comes with Gold and Black color option. This device also comes with dual-camera setup on the rear side and also houses a fingerprint scanner on the physical home button. let’s checkout the detailed specifications of the device.
The Gionee M2017 comes with a 5.7-inch AMOLED QHD display with 2560 x 1440 pixel resolution and is powered by a octa-core Snapdragon 653 processor (Quad 1.95GHz ARM Cortex A72 + Quad 1.44GHz A53 CPUs) that also comes with Adreno 510 GPU. It features 6GB of LPDDR3 RAM and 128GB/256GB inbuilt storage capacity with no expandable storage slot. It runs on the Android 6.0 Marshmallow based Amigo 3.5 UI on top and supports Dual nano SIM cards. The device comes with a metal body and a leather back panel.
The Gionee M2017 features a dual rear camera with 12-megapixel and a 13-megapixel camera sensors and an LED flash. It also comes with 8-megapixel front facing camera. It is backed up by a 7000mAh Polymer lithium-ion battery with with two 3500mAH batteries and Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging enabled. The two 3500mAH batteries inside the device makes it 10.78mm thin. It comes with connectivity options like 4G+, 4G LTE with VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 2.0 Type-C port, WiFi, OTG and GPS and also comes with FM Radio support. No 3.5mm audio jack is available in this phone. It measures 155.2 x 77.6 x 10.78 mm and weights 238 grams.
A fingerprint scanner is also available on the front panel below the display on the physical home button. The Gionee M2017 was spotted previously in leaked images and was also spotted at TENAA and some of the benchmark websites. There are no details available if the company will launch this device outside China and what will be its global pricing and availability details. We have to wait for the company’s announcement about its global debut for more details.