At its winter launching event in Shenzhen, Chinese smartphone manufacturer Gionee looked to catch up with the latest fashion in the smartphone industry by showcasing eight FullView smartphones across different product lines and price points. Gionee’s FullView smartphones, do not quite athletic the ‘all screen’ look seen in some rival smartphones, however they have a higher screen-to-body ratio compared to the organization’s additional devices. Out of the eight smartphones showcased in the event, one – the Gionee S11 – will head to India in another couple of months, while the following, the Gionee M7 Power, was launched in India earlier this month.
The first device unveiled in the event was the Gionee S11S, which comes with a 6.01-inch FullView full-HD+ (1080×2160 pixels) AMOLED display. The body of this Gionee S11S is made out of metal and glass, featuring a “shiny” finish with optical nano coating plus also a “3D-curve” design that’s apparently inspired by cars. It packs a stainless steel frame and double camera setups at the front and back – 16-megapixel+8-megapixel at the back and 20-megapixel+8-megapixel in the front – with actual time bokeh impact and Face Beauty 4.0 that’s capable of applying different effects based on skin colour and face shape. The front camera has a field-of-view of 105 degrees. The phone is capable of creating “3D photos” by stitching multiple images together. The selfie camera could be triggered via the fingerprint scanner in the back, which may also be mapped to trigger different programs.
The Gionee S11S, like other phones showcased in the event, runs Amigo 5.0, Gionee’s heavily customised flavour of Android. A new game style will stop notifications from coming in when you are playing a game or watching a videogame. A brand new location-based service will push promotions to you when you walk into a restaurant or store, and show you maps once you are in the airport, features which will be available only in China. All phones showcased at the event are dual-SIM devices with support for expandable storage and also come with FM radio, 3.5mm audio jack, along with a Micro-USB port.
In regard to specifications, the Gionee S11S comes with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. The S11S is powered by a 3600mAh battery with 18W (9V/2A) rapid charging support. 32,250).
The Gionee S11 shares exactly the same design as the S11S and comes with dual front and back cameras (16-megapixel+8-megapixel at front, 16-megapixel+5-megapixel at rear), Helio P23 SoC, 5.99-inch full-HD+ display, a 3410mAh battery, 4GB of RAM, along with 64GB of storage. 17,500), and like we mentioned earlier, it will launch in India shortly.
Next up is your Gionee M7 Plus which is included with “dual security encryption chip” that can be used to encrypt connections, photos, and messages, if you want. It comes with a leather finish in the back that has been treated with a 105-step process with quality at level with various luxury brands, Gionee states. The framework is made from stainless steel with 21K gold coating.
The Gionee M7 Plus feature a 6.43-inch full-HD+ AMOLED display with a screen-to-body ratio of 86 percent. It packs a 5000mAh battery and support to get 10W wireless charging. It has a 16-megapixel+8-megapixel rear camera setup and also an 8-megapixel camera at the front. The Gionee M7 Plus is priced in CNY 4,399 (approximately Rs. 43,000).
Gionee M7 Plus
At the event, Gionee also declared that the Gionee M7, originally unveiled in Beijing in September, will now be available in Maple Red and Amber Gold color variants as well.
Gionee also introduced two new members in the F-series, the Gionee F6 (aka Gionee S11 Lite) – which comes with a 5.7-inch HD+ (720×1440 pixels) display, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, 2970mAh battery, Snapdragon 435 SoC, 13-megapixel+2-megapixel rear camera installation and 8-megapixel front shooter, – along with the Gionee F205 – which packs a 5.45-inch HD+ (720×1440 pixels) display, 8-megapixel and 5-megapixel back and rear shooters, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, MediaTek 6739 chipset, and a 2670mAh battery. The Gionee F6 and Gionee F205 are priced at CNY 1,299 (approximately Rs. 12,700) and CNY 999 (roughly Rs. 9,750) respectively.
The final new introduction of the day has been that the Gionee M7 Mini which comes with a 5.5-inch HD+ (720×1440 pixels) display, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 SoC, packs a 4000mAh battery, and contains 8-megapixel front as well as rear cameras. The phone is priced at Rs. 13,650).
The eighth FullView device showcased at the occasion was the Gionee M7 Power, which was launched in India recently.
Gionee says it worked with developers to be sure apps optimised for the FullView18:9 aspect ratio displays are available via various app stores in China, with over 2,000 optimised apps and over 1,900 optimised games already out there. The company claims to have done exactly the same with various video streaming services too.