Gionee has launched an entry-level smartphone, the P5 mini, in Nigeria. There are no details available of when the smartphone will make its way to other markets, while pricing information is also missing.
The dual-SIM Gionee P5 mini runs Android 5.0 Lollipop, and sports a 4.5-inch WVGA (480x854 pixels) IPS display. Powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6580M processor, it comes with 1GB of RAM. The P5 mini bears a 5-megapixel rear camera with flash, and a 2-megapixel front facing camera.
The Gionee P5 mini comes with 8GB of inbuilt storage that's expandable via microSD card (maximum capacity unspecified). Connectivity options include Bluetooth, GPS, Wi-Fi, and Micro-USB. It runs on an 1800mAh battery, weighs 153 grams, and measures 132x66x9.1mm. It will be available in Black, Blue, and White colour variants.
Gionee earlier this week launched an Android-based flip phone in China, the Gionee W909. Priced at CNY 3,999 (roughly Rs. 41,000), the handset is already up for pre-orders in the country. Its availability details outside China have not yet been mentioned.
It is worth mentioning that the Gionee W909 is also arguably one of the first flip phones in the market to come with a fingerprint sensor, USB Type-C port, and dual touchscreens as well. It sports a metal build and houses some high-end specifications under-the-hood.The Gionee W909 runs Android 5.1 Lollipop and supports dual-SIM functionality. It includes two 4.2-inch HD (720x1280 pixels) resolution IPS display, with the outer display featuring a 2.5D glass. The smartphone is powered by an octa-core MediaTek MT6755M processor, clubbed with 4GB of LPDDR3 RAM.