Chinese OEM Gionee has picked up on the whole thin bezel smartphone trend and is taking it down the logical path. The company has announced eight new models sporting the feature; spread across multiple budget segments.
The M7 series is Gionee’s best line of phones from the announcement. Particularly with the M7 Plus, which features a faux-leather back cover. This ostentatious design is almost a caricature of luxury phones like Vertu, yet somehow brings a certain amount of charm to it.
On the opposite side there is a 6.43-inch display AMOLED display from Samsung; complete with 18:9 aspect ratio. Inside is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 mobile platform paired with 6GB RAM and 128GB onboard storage. A 5,000 mAh battery provides the necessary power for these components.
There’s also the less tacky M7 Mini, which ships with a 5.50-inch display, Snapdragon 425, 4,000 mAh battery, and 2GB RAM. Gionee also look the time to announce the M7 Power and regular M7 for the second time; both these phones were revealed for the Indian market two weeks ago.
Further down the range is the S-series S11s and S11. These two are focused on the camera, providing hardware-level bokeh effects and an enchanced HDR effect. The S11s ships with a MediaTek Helio P30, 6GB RAM, and 64GB storage. Most of the price goes into the dual mounted cameras on the front and back, with the selfie cameras being set at 20MP and 8MP; while the rear cameras are at 16MP and 8MP.
The S11 is a little more modest, reducing the camera pixel count (16MP and 8MP on the back, and 16MP plus 5MP on the back) and processor power. Although it shares the same configuration as the S11s.
At the budget end of the announcements are the F205 and F6 (formerly known as the S11 Lite). The F205 packs a 5.45-inch HD+ display, with a MediaTek 6739 processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, and a 2670mAh battery. On the other hand, the F6 runs with a somewhat more impressive 5.7-inch display, 3GB RAM, 32GB storage, and 2970mAh battery.
All eight phones are set to appear in the Chinese market, and it’s unknown how many of them will reach our shores. That said, we wouldn’t be surprised if they appeared here anyway.
[Source: Android Authority]