Gionee has teased the launch of its upcoming smartphone via Weibo, which is Chinese equivalent of Twitter. The upcoming smartphone believed to be dubbed M2017 is expected to sport a large 7000mAh battery, which will be the biggest USP of the handset.
GizmoChina first reported the teaser image shared by Gionee which showed the new brand ambassador holding the upcoming smartphone in left hand. Based on preliminary leaks, Gionee’s M2017 will feature a dual-rear camera setup. It is said to sport 12-megapixel sensor and a 13-megapixel sensors at the back while house an 8-megapixel front camera. The handset is likely to run on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, measure 155.2×77.6×10.6mm, and weigh 230 grams.
Other rumoured specifications include 5.7-inch QHD display, 6GB of RAM, and it’s expected to be powered by a 1.9GHz octa-core processor. The handset is also said to pack a massive 128GB of inbuilt storage.
The company last month unveiled the S9 smartphone in China priced at CNY 2,499 (approximately Rs. 25,000). The biggest highlight of the Gionee S9 were its dual rear cameras – 13-megapixel alongside a 5-megapixel secondary rear camera – which use camera sensors from Sony and Samsung respectively. The dual rear cameras on the S9 would let users adjust the focus and depth of field blur on clicked pictures. The handset also packs dual-tone LED flash. Alongside, the S9 also sports a 13-megapixel front camera with Gionee’s Selfie flash feature. It comes with self-timer and seven beauty effects to enhance selfies. The metal-clad dual-SIM Gionee S9 sports a fingerprint scanner at the rear.