Looks like 2016 will go down in history books for the best smartphone batteries. With the year end just round the corner, Gionee has finally launched its much-awaited smartphone boasting a massive 7000 mAh battery in China. Dubbed as Gionee M2017, the company has been teasing the smartphone for a while now. Further, the device will be available in gold and black colour options and comes with a price tag of 6,999 yuan (approx. Rs 68,240) for 6GB RAM and 128GB storage variant. The company has also come up with a limited edition variant which sports an Italian custom alligator leather back costing a whopping 16,999 yuan (approx. Rs. 1,65,740).
The major selling point of the device is the mammoth 7000mAh battery capacity. Interestingly, instead of going with a big 7000mAh battery module, the M2017 carries two 3500mAh batteries, which is also supported with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 technology and dual fast charging chip. The company promises that the device can deliver up to 25 hours of continuous video playback and 915.42 hours of standby. Starting with the design,
As for the specs, the device comes with a 5.7-inch Quad HD ( 2560 x 1440 pixels) display with sapphire glass protection. The smartphone is backed by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 653 processor coupled with Adreno 510 GPU. On top of this, the Gionee M2017 is backed by a whopping 6GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage, while the limited edition comes with a 256GB storage, with both of them being non-expandable.
On the camera front, the smartphone boasts a dual rear camera setup with 12-megapixel and 13-megapixel sensors with LED flash, while on the front there is an 8-megapixel shooter. The device runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with company’s Amigo OS 3.5 running on top of it. The dual-SIM smartphone support connectivity options like 4G LTE, VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 2.0 Type-C port, WiFi 802.11 ac, OTG and GPS. The phone comes with a front-facing fingerprint sensor and there is no 3.5mm audio jack port. The device is certainly not a sleek affair as it measures 155.2Ã—77.6Ã—10.78mm and weighs 238 grams.
As of now there is no information about the India launch, but seeking company past record of launching mid-range devices in the country, it is highly unlikely to hit the Indian shores.