China-based Gionee, which has had a strong build up in India, especially in the low and mid-range segments, is getting ready for its next line up. After S8, Gionee seems to be working on a new smartphone, Gionee S9. The Gionee phone has been spotted on the website of Chinese certification agency, TENAA and is listed in two variants Gionee S9 and Gionee S9T. Both the smartphones have almost same specifications except in processor clock speed and weight.
As per the TENAA listing, the Gionee S9 and Gionee S9T have a 5.5 inch full HD display with 1920 Ã— 1080 pixel resolution and 4GB RAM. They offer 64GB of internal storage, 128GB expandable memory, a dual-rear camera of 13 megapixel and a 5-megapixel rear camera, a 13 megapixel front camera and a 3000 mAh battery. While Gionee S9 is powered by 1.8 GHz octa-core processor, the Gionee S9T comes with 2.0 GHz processor clock speed.
The phones run on the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow operating system and the listing reveals that the Gionee S9 comes in Gold color and the Gionee S9T comes in Gold and Black colour variants. Connectivity options of the device include dual SIM, 4G-LTE with VoLTE, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS/A-GPS and a micro USB 2.0 port. The phones are 154.2 mm tall, 76.4 mm wide and 7.4 mm thin. The Gionee S9 weighs 166.5 grams and the Gionee S9T weights 200.8 grams, according to the TENAA listing.
The Gionee S9 is the successor to the Gionee S8 smartphone which was first announced at the MWC 2016 event in Barcelona in February earlier this year. The Gionee S8 has a 5.5 inch touchscreen that comes with full HD resolution (1920×1080 pixels) and Corning Gorilla Glass 4. It comes with a full metal body and a fingerprint sensor that is embedded in its home button which is located just below the display. The S8 is armed with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage. It has the Mediatek Helip P10 chipset that has an octa core processor running at 1.9 GHz. The Gionee S8 comes with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow operating system and has Gionee’s Amigo interface. It includes 16 megapixel rear camera with laser autofocus, and a 8megapixel selfie camera on the front.
The Gionee S8 has a hybrid dual SIM slot in which the second SIM slot can alternatively hold a micro SD card of up to 200 GB capacity. Ofcourse, this dual SIM phone offers 4G connectivity; it is also VoLTE compatible. Besides, the S8 offers WiFi (b/g/n), WiFi Direct, WiFi Hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0 A2DP, GPS with AGPS, FM radio, and a micro USB port with USB Host functionality. There is a 3000 mAh Li-Ion battery in the Gionee S8. It measures 154.3 x 74.9 x 7 mm and weighs 147.2 grams. It also has DTS and HiFi audio technologies.