Gionee W909 Launched – Reminds of Moto Razr

Updated On: Thursday, January 18, 2018

Gionee W909 is the new Flip phone which has got launched in China today and comes with one of the best specifications that has ever came in a flip phone. Whenever I see one of these flip phones or clam shell phones reminded me of the Moto Razr.

In the old days when Motorola ruled in terms of style and design and was considered as the hottest smartphone to have.

Let’s just drift a little backward in history and remember the Moto Razr which got launched in the August of year 2004.

The smartphone was the thinnest clam shell phone ever made and the advertisements featuring David Beckham were too enticing for youngsters to resist. How cool the mobile looked in those days with sleek design.

Gionee W909 Launched - Reminds of Moto Razr


It was thin & edgy , marketed as the coolest sleek looking smartphone you can own.

We never thought about specs , who manufactured the processor or how much was the pixel density. It was all about cool looks with a good VGA camera and the satisfaction of owning a smartphone which probably very few could afford to buy.

Launched in 2004 the Moto Razr was the most iconic smartphone Motorola ever made and is the most sold device with 130 million phones sold between 2004 and 2007. It was before iPhone was launched by Steve Jobs in 2007.

Clam shell phones were Uber cool and stylish and pleasure of closing the smartphone after call was purely divine.

Still miss how cool was the Moto Razr at that time and how revolutionary and disruptive was it’s design in those days.

Good old days for Motorola , but they failed to up their game with 3G and touch screen phones which was done better by Apple , Samsung and LG from 2008 to 2012.

Gionee W909 

Gionee W909 Launched - Reminds of Moto Razr

Sorry for digressing and getting nostalgic about the old hay days of Moto Razr, lets see if we want to buy the Dual Screen Gionee W909. Gionee has been innovative and continue to impress us at least with something new and unconventional.

Gionee W909 – Most Powerful Flip Phone Ever Made

The Gionee W909 comes with Dual touch screen display with 4.2 inch screen size and HD resolution.  The smartphone front display comes with 2.5 D curved glass to make it look better and feel smoother.

The Gionee W909 comes with a finger print scanner at the back and there is a large rectangular 16 MP camera too placed above the fingerprint scanner. The front camera on the smartphone is a 5 MP shooter to click selfies.

Gionee W909 Launched - Reminds of Moto Razr

The Mobile is powered by the Mediatek 6755M Octa-Core processor and comes with 4 GB RAM. The Gionee W909 comes with all metal build and is available only in the Rose gold color so far in China. The smartphone comes with a USB Type C port instead of the Micro USB port.

Gionee W909 comes with 64 GB of internal storage which can be expanded to 128 GB using a micro-sd card.

The smartphone has a physical keypad with T9 design , there is a navigation button at the centre and there is also dedicated camera button to open the camera App. Lot of people still prefer the physical Keypad compared to the touch screen, the Gionee W909 also has an onscreen keyboard which you can use like any normal touch screen smartphone.

The smartphone runs on the Android Lollipop 5.1 OS and is customized by Gionee using Amigo UI. The Gionee W909 offers Dual Sim support and has support for high speed 4G Data along with 3G and 2G.

The smartphone pre-orders have already started in China and is priced at 3999 CNY or (Rs. 41200 ). The availability of the smartphone outside of China is yet not shared by Gionee.

But the key question is would you buy this most powerful flip phone in the age large display touch screen devices, do share in comments.


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