Gionee, as expected, has unveiled the S9 smartphone in China. Priced at CNY 2,499 (approximately Rs. 25,000), the Gionee S9 will be available in China starting November 25. It will come in Black, Gold, and Rose Gold colour variants. The company has so far not revealed global rollout plans for the S9 smartphone.
The biggest highlight of the Gionee S9 is its dual rear cameras - 13-megapixel alongside a 5-megapixel secondary rear camera - which use camera sensors from Sony and Samsung respectively. The dual rear cameras on the S9 will let users adjust the focus and depth of field blur on clicked pictures. The handset also packs dual-tone LED flash. The S9 also packs a 13-megapixel front camera with Gionee's Selfie flash feature. It comes with self-timer and seven beauty effects to enhance selfies.
The metal-clad dual-SIM Gionee S9 sports fingerprint scanner at the rear. Gionee claims that the S9 comes with several secure features such as application password feature that lock apps and documents with fingerprint or password lock. The phone also offers private space that will let users save private contacts, texts, call history, and documents among others separately which can be protected with fingerprint.
The Gionee S9 bears a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) display with 2.5D curved glass. Under the hood, the smartphone is powered by 2GHz octa-core MediaTek (MT6755) Helio P10 processor coupled with 4GB of RAM. It packs 64GB of inbuilt storage and supports expandable storage via microSD card (up to 128GB) in a hybrid dual-SIM configuration. It runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Amigo OS 3.5. The handset measures 154.2x76.4x7.4mm and weighs around 168 grams. Connectivity options include 4G with VoLTE, GPRS/ EDGE, 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, and Micro-USB. The Gionee S9 is backed by a 3000mAh battery.