Chinese smartphone manufacturer, Gionee might not be the first manufacturer to release a phone with an 18:9 display but it sure is the only one that has released 8 phones this year with the trending display.
Beginning with the Gionee M7 and M7 Power (Steel 2 Plus in some markets) in September, Gionee has added 6 more devices to the FullView lineup tonight at an event in China. Three of them are the Gionee S11 & S11s, and M7 Plus which are flagships and have been covered already. The rest are the F6, F205, and Steel 3 which are for the entry level and mid-range category and are covered below:
The Gionee F6 has a similar rear design to the S11 and S11S. It keeps the reflective design as well as the 3D four-curved glass which should make it more appealing even though it is a mid-range device.
The F6 has a 5.7-inch 1440 x 720 display. It is powered by a Snapdragon 430 processor paired with 3GB of RAM. There is 32GB of storage which can be expanded via a microSD card slot (128GB max).
For optics, the F6 has 13MP+2MP dual rear cameras and a single 8MP front facing camera. The rear cameras pack a number of feature including support for 3D photos. There is a fingerprint scanner below the camera sensors while a 3.5mm jack and micro USB port sit at the bottom.
The Gionee F6 packs a 2970mAh battery and runs Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box. It has dual SIM support (nano only) and full Netcom support.
Gionee says the F6 will sell for ¥1299 (~$197). It is available in Star Blue, Black and Gold can be pre-ordered on the official website.
The Gionee F205 comes with a much smaller 5.45-inch display but with the same resolution as the F6. It ditches the metal and glass design for a an all-metal body.
Just because it is metal doesn’t mean it lacks in beauty. Coated in red paint, the Gionee F205 has dual silver antenna lines that reminds one of Kylo Ren’s (Star Wars) mask.
The Gionee F205 has 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. It is powered by the MediaTek MT6739 quad-core processor which brings support for dual VoLTE.
There is an 8MP camera on the rear and a 5MP front facing camera for selfies. Battery capacity is 2670mAh which should last a day on moderate use. It also comes with Android 7.1 Nougat.
The Gionee F205 will sell for ¥999 (~$151) and comes in red and gold.
Gionee Steel 3
The Gionee Steel 3 has an all-metal design too but one that is very different from that of the F205. The rear has a sort of two-texture design. The top and bottom parts that house the rear camera and loudspeaker have a smooth finish but the middle part has a different finish.
The Steel 3 has a 5.5” HD+ display. There is a Snapdragon 425 under the hood and it’s paired with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of expandable storage (256GB max.).
There are 8MP sensors on both sides of the phone. Just like the Steel 2, the Steel 3 also has its speaker on the back. Gionee says its an AAC 1511 speaker which pumps out loud and clear sounds.
The Steel 3 has a 4000mAh battery and runs Android 7.1 Nougat. It will sell for ¥1399 (~$212) and comes in gold.