Gionee got a whole new device this time and it’s called the Gionee M7. It has a large 18:9 Aspect ratio display on a 6.0-inch screen that the company is calling it as FullView display. Tech-wise, the display on the new M7 is AMOLED which gives you deeper blacks for a richer viewing experience, not to mention its wide viewing angle overall and a Gorilla glass front.
It’s built on a unibody aluminum design that expresses premium quality with a brushed aluminum look and a minimalistic features on the back where only the cameras and the fingerprint sensors together with a few information printed at the bottom. There are also a few less buttons found on the M7 with only the physical keys for the Power button and the volume rocker on the side. There’s no Home button on the Gionee M7 as it relies on On-Screen navigation, giving way for the large display filling up most of the front.
The FullView display on the Gionee M7 is technically not bezel less as it obviously have it on all sides but the forehead and the chin bezels as there not for aesthetics but for more practical and technical reasons. Up top, the bezel houses the earpiece as well as the front facing camera, right down the bottom, you’ll see the company name but that thing there also housed more important internal component of the device, mainly the speaker, mic and its 3.5mm audio connector, these components are not visible at the front though but at the bottom.
A smartphone these days aren’t recognized at all as smartphones if they don’t come with their own imaging hardware. Following the trend in smartphone imaging, the Gionee M7 features a dual camera setup on the back with a pair of a 16-Megapixel main and a 8-Megapixel depth sensors in a module. It comes with an LED flash and features Autofocus, HDR, Panorama and 1080p video capture. On the front, there’s an 8 Megapixel shooter which should be enough for Selfies and high quality video calls that can also take 1080p videos as well.
What powers the Gionee M7 is a MediaTek Helio P30 chipset with 8-core processor and a Mali-G71 MP2 graphics processing unit. a 6GB RAM joins in together with 64GB of expandable storage so you’ll get the best out of your M7. It comes with an Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity and Compass sensors as well as a fingerprint sensor on the back to secure the phone and for a hassle-free online transactions.
the rest of the features for a standard smartphone is available to the Gionee M7 including a dual SIM slot with 4G/LTE wireless connection, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, Radio. It comes with NFC which can only be found on most mid-range and high-end phones from China. for wired data and charging, you’ll get a micro-USB 2.0 though but it supports OTG and will do the job as it is supposed to. It comes with a hefty 4000 mAh battery that should keep well enough all throughout the day.
Finally, the Gionee M7 is driven by a Gionee customized UI with its own Amigo OS 5.0 that’s based on Android 7.1 (Nougat). The handset will be available starting September 26th for 2,799 Yuan ($422) in China. The handset will be available in these color options: Champagne Gold, Maple Red, Sapphire Blue and Star Blue.