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Gionee has just announced a powerful (and very expensive) mid-range device with a head-turning look, named the M2017.

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This phone is a fresh take on design for the company and is made from a combination of aluminium and leather, which in a way, symbolizes formality and luxury. The look isn’t the prettiest you’d find today, but is definitely striking to say the least.

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The M2017 sports a 5.7-inch 2K AMOLED display with curved edges, which makes it a treat for gaming and media consumption. The shield-shaped accent at the back houses the dual-camera setup (12MP + 13MP) and LED flash.

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At the bottom is a USB Type-C port, speaker, and a microphone. Something missing? yes, you won’t find a headphone jack in this phone.

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The SIM Tray can be found on the left side

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While the power button and volume rocker is on the right side

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Under the hood is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 653 processor, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of internal storage (no MicroSD card support), and two, yes, two 3500mAh batteries. Other features include a fingerprint scanner, Quick Charge 3.0 support, optical zoom for the dual camera setup, and the capability to use the phone as a powerbank to charge other devices.

The M2017 will come in Black and Gold variants, and has a hefty price tag of… surprise, around $1000. There is however, no news as to whether this device will be available to regions other than China.

Gionee M2017 Specs

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 653 Octa-Core Processor
  • 6GB of RAM, 128 GB of Internal Storage
  • 5.7-inch Quad HD Display with curved edges
  • 12MP + 13MP Dual Rear Camera, 2X Optical Zoom, 8X Digital Zoom
  • 8MP Front-Facing Camera
  • 4G
  • Amigo 3.5 UI on top of Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • 7000mAh Battery Capacity (2 x 3,500mAh)

Sources: Gadgets360, gizmochina (Photos)

 

 

 

 

Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.