By: Rishi Chawla, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi
Last updated : Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 14:51
The smartphone also houses a fingerprint scanner which is embedded in its home button.
Gionee has launched its new smartphone, the Gionee Steel 2 in China in two colour variants, Black and Gold. Although the device comes in two storage variants 16GB and 32GB, as of now, only the 16GB variant is available for purchase, which is priced at CNY 1299 (approx. Rs 12,800). As of now, there has been no information about the India launch, however, it will not be long until we find the same so stay updated on our website.
Nevertheless, the Gionee Steel 2 has a full metal unibody design and features a 5-inch HD display with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. The smartphone is powered by a 1.3 GHz Quad-core MediaTek MT6737 processor, along with 3GB RAM, Mali-T720MP2 GPU. and both 16GB / 32GB internal storage variants can be further expandable up-to 128GB via microSD card. The smartphone runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system which is wrapped under Amigo UI 3.5. The smartphone also houses a fingerprint scanner which is embedded in its home button.
The Steel 2 gets its juices from a 4000mAh Li-Po battery, which claims to deliver up-to 28 hours of talktime and up-to 528 hours of standby time. On the camera front, the smartphone offers an 8-megapixel rear camera with LED Flash and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera with screen flash feature. The camera features also include Autofocus, Geo-tagging, digital zoom, Panorama, Touch focus, Self timer, Face detection, Smile detection, HDR, Face Beauty, Voice capture, Gesture Shot, GIF Mode, Pic Notes, and Smart Scan.
Besides, the smartphone offers 4G VoLTE, Dual SIM (Dual Standby), WiFi (802.11 b/g/n), WiFi Direct, WiFi Hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, a microUSB 2.0 port with OTG, GPS/A-GPS, Infrared port, Proximity, Accelerometer, Compass, and Ambient Light Sensor. The handset measures 144.3 x 70.5 x 8.6 mm and weighs at 160 grams.