Gionee Launches M2017 with Top-Notch Specs and a Humungous Battery

December 29, 2016, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Gionee has just revealed its first device for the upcoming year, and it’s a massive device will be launched as a part of company’s effort to change its face. The new M2017 is Gionee’s premium device that won’t be carrying any affordability trait with it like it has been with the company’s previous models.

The M2017 is packed with all the premium features, except for its chipset. Instead of going for a flagship SoC, the M2017 comes with the octa-core Snapdragon 653 chipset from Qualcomm, which however is the leading one in the mid-range SoCs from the chipset manufacturer.

The M2017 will be arriving in two variants; the 4 GB RAM variant with a storage of 128GB, and the bigger 6 GB version with  storage of 256GB. But it’s not the inbuilt storage that makes the device. Instead, the biggest catch of the new flagship is its battery, and Gionee has loaded a humungous battery of 7000mAh capacity inside the device.


The huge capacity has been obtained by packing in two batteries, each of 3500mAh capacity. Both the batteries feature the Quick Charge 3.0 charging technology. It also features a USB Type C port.

Besides, Gionee has also worked hard to bring some alteration to the design of the smartphone. The M2017 doesn’t feature a conventional smartphone design, and features an off-beat design on its front and rear side that reflects the premium nature of the device.

The rear camera is surrounded by a premium metallic texture, and it houses a dual-camera setup with 12MP and 1.3MP shooters. The front cam is of 8MP, and it sits atop the 5.7-inch QHD AMOLED display with dual-curved edges. The fingerprint sensors are embedded on the physical home button.

The M2017 is currently exclusive to China, and is available at a hefty price of around $1000 (¥ 6999). The specifications are worth the price however. We need to see when the battery beast will be stepping out of its homeland.

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