Gionee has launched a new smartphone in China, called the Gionee Steel 2. Under the hood, it packs a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6737 processor coupled with Mali-T720MP2 GPU and 3GB of RAM. On the front, it features a 5-inch HD display with 1280×720 pixels resolution.
Based on internal memory, it comes in two variants- 16GB and 32GB. Both variants support expandable storage up to 128GB via microSD card. On the software front, it runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Amigo UI 3.5. Optics include an 8 mega pixel primary camera on the rear and a 5 mega pixel front facing camera. While the rear camera is accompanied by LED flash, the front camera comes with screen flash feature. It offers numerous camera features such as Touch focus, Voice capture, Digital zoom, Geo-tagging, Panorama, Self timer, Smile detection, Face detection, HDR, Face Beauty, GIF Mode, Gesture Shot, Pic Notes and Smart Scan.
Equipped with a 4000mAh battery, the company claims it to deliver up to 28 hours of talk time and up to 528 hours of standby time. Connectivity options which the dual SIM handset offers, include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS/A-GPS. On aesthetics front, the phone flaunts its all metal unibody design. It measures 144.3×70.5×8.6 mm and weighs 160 grams. The device also features a fingerprint sensors integrated into the home button.
Gionee Steel 2: Specifications & Features
- Processor: 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6737
- GPU: Mali-T720MP2
- Operating System: Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Amigo UI 3.5
- Display: 5-inch HD (1280×720 pixels resolution)
- RAM: 3GB
- Storage: 16GB / 32GB
- Rear Camera: 8 mega pixel with LED flash
- Front Camera: 5 mega pixel with screen flash
- Battery: 4000mAh
- Connectivity: 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS/A-GPS
- Dimensions: 144.3×70.5×8.6 mm
- Weight: 160 grams
- Dual SIM
Price & Availability
The Gionee Steel 2 carries a price tag of CNY 1,299 (approximately Rs. 12,800) for the 16GB storage variant. The price of 32GB storage version is not known as of now. There is no word yet on global roll out of the smartphone.