Gionee M2017 with 7,000mAh battery, 6 GB RAM unveiled
The Gionee M2017 Chinese smartphone is now official and it packs some impressive specs, including 7,000 mAh battery power and 6 GB of RAM.
The 7,000 mAh battery capacity is the main selling point of this device, and is achieved through two 3,500 mAh battery units. It remains unclear just how Gionee managed to cram two batteries and get them to communicate with each other, but it likely works similarly to how a portable battery pack takes over when the main battery drains.
Gionee M2017 sports a metal build with a leathery material on its back. The handset sports a 5.7-inch curved AMOLED display with a QHD resolution (2,560 x 1,440 pixels) and sapphire glass protection for extra scratch resistance.
The 4G smartphone packs a midrange processor — a 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 653 — paired with high-end sidekicks such as Adreno 510 graphics and a solid 6 GB of RAM. The Gionee M2017 further features 128 GB or 256 GB of native storage, dual SIM support, a dual rear camera system comprised of 12- and 13-megapixel cameras, and an 8-megapixel camera on the front. The handset runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box, with Gionee’s own Amigo OS 3.5 on top. The Gionee M2017 also features a fingerprint scanner below the display.
The 7,000 mAh battery capacity also sports its own smart power management system which can deliver up to 25 hours of continuous video playback and more than 915 hours of standby on a single charge. Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 is also in the mix, allowing for fast charging.
The Gionee M2017 does not have a headphone jack, indicating that the trend Apple started with its iPhone 7 is catching on. The Gionee M2017 doesn’t have a microSD slot either.