After announcing eight smartphones last month with the so-called bezel-less display, Gionee is now gearing up to launch a new phone — Gionee W919, featuring a clamshell design.
Some details of Gionee‘s upcoming smartphone with model number W919 has been leaked online through the phone’s listing on China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology website. This is required for the network permission and since it has been almost two months, we are expecting to phone to get launched soon.
Given the model number W919, we expect this phone to be the successor of Gionee W909 which was launched in China in March 2016. However, the W919 will come with a new design. While the W909 had a rectangular slab-like design, the upcoming phone features a triangular design at the top and bottom.
Just like its predecessor, this one too features two displays — one on the outside and one on the inside, above the T9 keypad with physical buttons. The leaked images further suggest that the phone’s back panel will have a cowhide leather material, hinting that the phone will sit in the premium segment. There is a single camera sensor on the back, with dual-tone LED flash. Just below the camera module, there sits a fingerprint sensor for added security.
While the listing does not reveal the specifications of Gionee W919, it is known that it will have dual-SIM capabilities. Previous leak through TENAA listing reveals that the phone will come with two 4.2-inch HD displays and will be powered by a 2.5GHz octa-core processor of unknown make, along with 6GB of RAM. The storage capacity on board will be 128GB, which will be further expandable up to 256GB via a microSD card.
There will a 16-megapixel primary snapper on the back and a 5-megapixel front-facing shooter. Software-wise, the phone is expected to boot Android 7.0 Nougat operating system and will be fuelled by a 3,000mAh battery. Currently, there’s no word regarding the phone’s pricing and availability.