Ahead of its scheduled launch on December 26, live photos of the beautiful Gionee M2017 showcasing its unique design has appeared on Weibo. The M2017 was said to have been featured by Gionee in an exhibition at a partner conference organized by China Mobile held in Guangzhou, China recently. The images feature an all-black variant of the expected flagship with the main highlight being the dual curved display devoid of display bezels.
We had first spotted the Gionee M2017 a couple of weeks back with curved screen, leather-like back and dual rear cameras in a leaked image and later on the device appeared on TENAA where it received certification. A couple of renders of the device accompanied the TENAA listing and they showed the device indeed sporting a leather-like covering at the back with a color combination of black and gold and a curved display. These latest Weibo-leaked renders adorn an all-black setup, though.
There is the physical front button lying just under the display and it houses the fingerprint scanner since there is no sign of one at the rear. The main highlight at the rear is the dual camera setup which sits at the rear. The rear dual camera is a combo of 12MP + 13MP sensors with support for 4X optical zoom. There is also an 8MP front camera on the device.
As a reminder, the Gionee M2017 sports a 5.7-inch AMOLED display with 2K resolution (2560 x 1440 pixels). We’ll reiterate that this is a curved or hyperboloid display and it should be Gionee’s first device with such design. The M2017 is fired up by a 1.958GHz octa-core processor supported by 6GB RAM as well as a massive 128GB of non-expandable storage.
The device also packs a very large 7,000mAh battery with up to 23 days battery life and which features support for reverse charging. The Gionee M2017 is listed as running Android Marshmallow 6.0 operating system and comes with dual SIM/ Dual standby as well as entire network support.