As expected, Gionee has today launched Gionee M7 Power — the company’s first bezel-less smartphone in the Indian market. The smartphone was initially launched in China along with M7, and was also rolled out to Thailand. In some regions, the device is also known as Steel 2 Plus.
The company says that the metal body smartphone comes with a “diamond like-lustre which shows different shades under different lights and at different angles.”
The Gionee M7 Power comes with a 6-inch FullView HD+ IPS display with screen resolution of 1440 x 720 pixels and 18:9 aspect ratio. The phone is powered by a 1.4GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 processor, coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB onboard storage.
There is also a microSD card slot, enabling users to expand the phone’s storage capacity up to 256GB. As of the camera, it sports a 13-megapixel rear camera sensor with an LED flash, f/2.0 aperture, and PDAF. There is also an 8-megapixel front-facing camera with f/2.2 aperture for clicking selfies. The back camera also forms a three dimensional dynamic picture of on object, thus can shoot 3D Photos.
It runs on Amigo OS 5.0 which is based on Android 7.1 Nougat operating system. There is no information regarding the Android 8.0 Oreo update. The device also comes with a fingerprint scanner placed on the back panel. The highlight of the M7 Power is its massive 5,000mAh battery which as per the company, can power the phone for up to two days on a single charge. It also supports fast charging. Connectivity options on the device include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2 and GPS/ A-GPS.
In India, the Gionee M7 Power has been priced at Rs. 16,999. It will go on sale across Amazon India and all major retail stores from November 25 onward. The smartphone will be made available in three color options — Blue, Black and Gold.
There are several offers on the purchase of the phone. Those who purchase the smartphone will also get 100GB additional 4G data through Reliance Jio — 10GB additional data on recharge of Rs. 309 or above for 10 recharges till September 2018. There’s also additional exchange discount of Rs. 3,000 as well as no-cost EMIs option.
Gionee is also expected to launch eight bezel-less smartphones at a launch event that is scheduled to take place in Shenzhen, China on November 26. The company could launch Gionee F6L, F205, and M2018 along with other smartphones.