Gionee’s mega launch event has kicked off and the first two devices announced are the Gionee S11 and Gionee S11s. Both phones are successors to the Gionee S10 series and bring a number of upgrades while keeping some.
Gionee S11S and Gionee S11 Design
For the new flagships, Gionee has settled for a glass body. The glass is 3D but curved on all four sides, a similar design is what Xiaomi used for the Mi 6. But while the glass on the Mi 6 is plain, the one on the S11S and S11 has a reflective finish just like that of the HTC U11.
Gionee S11S and Gionee S11 Specs
The Gionee S11S is the more powerful device of the two. It has a 6.01-inch AMOLED display with a FHD+ resolution. There is 6GB of RAM on board and its paired with a MediaTek Helio P30 processor. Built-in storage is 64GB.
One feature the S11S keeps from the Gionee S10 is the camera configuration. Just like its predecessor, the S11 has dual front and dual rear cameras. The front cameras are a 20MP sensor and an 8MP sensor while the cameras on the rear is a 16MP + 8MP combo.
The S11S has a fingerprint scanner on the rear. It also has NFC with support for mobile payment. Battery capacity is 3600mAh with 18W fast charging.
The S11 packs a slightly smaller 5.99” display but with the same resolution and aspect ratio. It swaps the Helio P30 for the Helio P23 and has 4GB of RAM. Storage is still 64GB and there are four cameras too, however, the configuration is different. You have a 16MP+8MP combo in front and a 16MP+5MP combo on the rear. The battery capacity is also smaller at 3410mAh.
AMIGO OS 5.0
Both the Gionee S11S and Gionee S11 come with the new Amigo OS 5.0. It is still based on Android Nougat but comes with a bunch of new features.
Gionee S11S and Gionee S11 Price and Availability
The Gionee S11S will sell for ¥3299 (~$499) while the Gionee S11 is priced at ¥1799 (~$273). Both phones will go on sale on the 4th of December across various offline and online stores. The Gionee S11S will be available in silver and gold while the S11 comes in gold, pink, and blue.