Gionee set a record on Sunday by launching 8 new smartphones (6 technically speaking) with FullView displays. While some manufacturers would have called it a year already, the Chinese manufacturer doesn’t appear to be done. A new Gionee W9191 phone has been seen on TENAA. However, this isn’t a FullView phone but one with a clamshell design.
Yesterday, Samsung launched the China-exclusive W2018 flip-phone. Just a day since its release and it already has a competitor in form of the Gionee W919. The Samsung W2018 is not only the most powerful clamshell phone but also the most expensive. Gionee’s W919 also packs impressive specs and may as well have a high price tag.
The Gionee W919 is the successor to the W909 released in March 2016, and just like its predecessor it comes with dual displays. The screens are 4.2” HD displays – one is on the outside and the other is inside when you flip it open.
There is a 2.5GHz octa-core processor under the hood paired with 6GB of RAM and a massive 128GB of storage. The W919 also has a MicroSD card slot for adding up to an extra 256GB of memory.
The phone doesn’t get the dual camera treatment. Rather it has a single 16MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera. The Gionee W919 also has a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, a 3000mAh battery capacity, and runs Android 7.0 Nougat.
In terms of design, the W919 will be a luxury smartphone like the M7 Plus. It has gold plated rivets on the front, sides and the back. The rear is also covered with calfskin leather. The Gionee W919 is also pretty thick as it measures 128.0 × 62.7 × 16.2 (mm) and weighs 230g. This is most likely as a result of the bigger battery.
There is no news as to when the Gionee W919 will hit market shelves but it will most likely be pretty soon so as not to give Samsung too much of a head start.