One of the eight smartphones with a Full View display Gionee is expected to launch today in China is the Steel 3. The phone is presumed to be the Gionee GN5006L seen on TENAA a few weeks ago. Ahead of its launch later today, the device was seen in public at a Chinese conference where someone took a picture of it.
The Gionee Steel 3 captured in the image above is the gold variant, one of the three colors it is expected to launch in. The other two colors are black and blue.
The phone still has bezels at the top and bottom but are slightly smaller than that of its predecessor, the Steel 2. The Full View display is 5.5” with a 1440 x 720 resolution that translates into an 2:1 aspect ratio or 18:9 as most people call it.
The new display has prompted some key changes to be made to the Steel 3. Instead of capacitive buttons, the Steel 3 is shown with on-screen buttons. The home button/fingerprint scanner is also missing, most likely now at the back. Its old position is now occupied by Gionee’s branding. The top bezel on the other hand houses the earpiece, sensor, and front camera.
The Gionee Steel 3 is going to launch with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. It will have 8MP cameras on both sides and pack a 4,000mAh battery with support for fast charging.