Just before the year ends, Gionee has announced a new phone the Gionee M2017 with the top of the line specs. The phone might be called M2017 but has been released in 2016. It extends Gionee’s Marathon battery device range.
Gionee M2017 Specifications
As the name suggests the M2017, is from the Marathon series phones from Gionee and it highlights the trends in the smartphone industry that we will see in 2017. A massive battery, Dual camera setup and the dual-curved display. The Gionee M2017 comes with a 5.7-inches dual-curved AMOLED display with 2K resolution.
It houses a 1.95 GHz Snapdragon 653 chipset and 6GB RAM. It comes in two variants based on internal storage, one with 128GB and another one with 256GB internal storage.
It houses a dual-camera setup on the back with a 12MP and 13MP sensor with optical zoom along with an 8MP selfie shooter at the front. There is a fingerprint sensor as well located on the front of the M2017.
Another highlight of Gionee M2017 is its mammoth battery pack or in fact two of them here as well. There are 2 batteries of 3500 mAh installed parallel to control charging temperature and increased safety. The Gionee M2017 comes with 24W fast charging support and has reverse charging feature to help charge other devices too.
Gionee says that the fingerprint scanner can’t be bypassed as it uses an infrared system to detect changes in blood flow so as to determine if the fingerprint is ”live”. The Gionee M2017 also comes with hardware encryption to encrypt user data.
Data stored on the chip can’t be accessed via brute-force or reverse-decryption as the files will self destruct when the chip is accessed via any of the above means. The chip also encrypts calls, messages, and payment verification, says Gionee.
The Gionee M2017 comes with Amigo 3.5 which is based on Android Marshmallow out of the box. Gionee is also offering an extended warranty period of 2 years and free screen replacement support for 1 year.
The Gionee M2017 has been priced at CNY 6,999 or $1007 for the 6GB/128GB version and CNY 16,999 or $24446 for the 6GB+256GB version that sports an alligator skin on the back. It will go on sale on the 6th of January via online and offline sales channels. No words on the availability in India as yet.