Addressing the increasingly competitive smartphone market, on Thursday, Chinese smartphone manufacturer Gionee announced the launch of the Gionee S5.1 Pro in its home country. Taking design cues from previous generation Gionee smartphones, the S5.1 Pro is impressively slim while also offering mid-range hardware specifications.
The S5.1 Pro has a waistline of 5.35mm, only slightly thicker than the original S5.1 which has 5.15mm thick body. But despite keeping the device's body thin, the S5.1 Pro doesn't disappoint with hardware specifications.
The S5.1 Pro sports a 5-inch 2.5D HD (720x1280) Amoled display with a pixel density of 237ppi. The screen is protected by Gorilla Glass 4. Inside the device sits a 64-bit capable MediaTek MT6753 octa-core SoC clocked at 1.3GHz, which comes coupled with Mali T720 GPU. Other features include 2GB of RAM, 16GB of inbuilt storage which can be expanded via microSD card (up to 128GB).
The Gionee S5.1 Pro comes with a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, and an 8-megapixel front-facing sensor. The phone comes with a non-removable 2400mAh Li-Ion battery. The dual-SIM capable smartphone supports 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS/ A-GPS, Micro-USB 2.0 port and other standard connectivity features. On the software side, the Gionee S5.1 Pro runs Android 5.1 Lollipop with the Amigo 3.0 user interface.
The Gionee S5.1 Pro has been unveiled in China, and was first reported by tech blog TechGadgetsZ. The company, however, hasn't announced the pricing details as of yet, but it is expected to cost around Rs. 20,000. Gionee has also not announced the global availability of the smartphone.