Gionee has launched 2 new smartphones ( Gionee M6 and Gionee M6 Plus) with mammoth battery sizes and enhanced security features. The smartphones are launched in China and will go on sale starting August 6th , they are also expected to hit the Indian retail later in August’16.
Gionee M series or more commonly known as Marathon series offer some of the longest battery life smartphones.
Both the smartphones come with an inbuilt security chip which protects the users from malware attacks and will also secure IM communication from being decrypted easily. Gionee is touting the new phones as safest android smartphones in the world. Both Gionee phones have a dedicated security chip that offers 10 layers of protection for your personal data.
As per the current report, Sadly it’ll only be in the Chinese variants while the Global variants will not feature this chip and would sport only a fingerprint sensor as the security option. Android security is the new fad that many OEM’s are banking on to make it a USP for selling the device. Recently, Blackberry launched the DTEK50 and called it the most secured android phone.
The Gionee M6 and M6 Plus have similar design and also it seems they took some queues from Huawei. The front and the back of the phone somewhat resembles Huawei P9.
Despite having enormous battery size the smartphones don’t look ballooned but maintain an elegant form factor. Most long battery life smartphones fail on aesthetics, but Gionee has done a decent job this time.
The smartphones look premium with metallic build and 2.5 D curve glass on the front. The bottom grill is more iphonish while the oblong home button at the front has fingerprint scanner embedded in it.
The M6 sports a 5.5 inch FHD AMOLED display with 2.5D glass on top and offers percent NTSC gamut similar to what Redmi Note Pro has to offer. On the front sits the accurate oblong shaped fingerprint sensor flanked in between the lollipop themed navigation buttons.
It runs on 64-bit 1.8 GHz MediaTek Helio P10 Octa-Core processor clubbed with 3 GB of RAM. It offers 2 variants 64Gb and 128Gb along with an option to add 128Gb more through micro sd cards. That’s hell lot of storage one user would need. Surely checks the box for heavy users. Both the phones run on latest Android iteration, Android M with Amigo 3.5 OS skin on top.
The phone features 13-megapixel rear camera with PDAF and LED flash and 8 MP front camera for great selfies. Below the rear camera lies the new Gionee smiley Logo.
The highlight of the phone is the huge 5000 mAh battery, Gionee claims it will last 6.4 hours of video playback, 55 hours of continuous call, and 794 hours ( approx 33 days) of stand-by time. Also the phone is backed by a fast charging technology which surprisingly will charge the huge battery in just 2 hrs. The smartphone also has reversible charging , if you wish to charge another device with it.
The phone’s design makes it look slim and premium even after packing such huge battery pack measuring at 152.3×75.3x 8.2mm and weighing at slightly heavy 180 grams. Not bad for a long battery life smartphone.
Gionee M6 Plus
The elder sibling shows off the same design and processor but gets a boost in other departments when compared to the M6.
The M6 Plus sports a huge 6 inch FHD AMOLED display with 2.5D curve glass. It features a 16 Megapixel rear camera and comes with outrageous 6020 mAH battery capacity.
The larger display and addition of more battery capacity makes the M6 Plus heavier but astonishingly it has the same thickness as M6 measuring at 160.5×80.6x 8.2 mm but weighs 215 gram. Lets call it a phablet, it over qualifies for a smartphone. Xiaomi recently launched a 6.44 Inch Mi Max in India which is selling well.
The smartphone comes with standard connectivity options with 4G LTE, 3G, GPRS/EDGE, Wi-Fi, GPS/AGPS, Bluetooth, WLAN. Strangely the phone sports micro USB port but supports USB OTG as well.
The M6 will be available from August 6th while the bigger sibling M6 Plus will be available from August 13th in China. Both the smartphones will be available in Champagne Gold and Mocha Gold color variants.
The Gionee M6 Price
- CNY 2,699 (approx Rs. 27,200) for its 64 GB storage
- CNY 2,899 (approx Rs. 29,200) for the 128 GB storage
Gionee M6 Plus Price
- CNY 2,999 (approx Rs. 30,200) for its 64 GB storage
- CNY 3,199 (approx Rs. 32,200) for its 128 GB storage
Gionee never price their offering cheaply and the new M6 are no exception, however the smartphones offer better security, great build quality and enormous battery life for the price.
It’ll directly face competition with the new released Honor 8 in Chinese market along with the flagship OnePlus 3 and Lenovo’s Zuk Z2 Pro. We await the India launch and will update as they land.
Key specifications of M6 and M6 Plus:
|Gionee M6||Gionee M6 Plus|
|5.5 FHD AMOLED display||6 inch FHD AMOLED display|
|MediaTek Helio P10 processor||MediaTek Helio P10 processor|
|3 GB RAM (64Gb storage) 4Gb RAM (128Gb storage)||3 GB RAM (64Gb storage) 4Gb RAM (128Gb storage)|
|13 MP rear camera and 8Mp front shooter||16 MP rear camera and 8Mp front snapper|
|5000 mAh battery||6020 mAh battery|
|Fast charging- YES||Fast charging- YES|
|Fingerprint Sensor- YES||Fingerprint Sensor-YES|
|Price- CNY 2,699 (₹27,200) for 64GB storage
CNY 2,899 (₹29,200) for 128GB storage
|Price- CNY 2,999 (₹30,200) for 64,GB storage
CNY 3,199 (₹32,200) for 128 GB storage
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