Gionee has been in the smartphone industry for quite a while now. They have been more focussed in launching budget segment of smartphones recently. People are slowly starting to buy their smartphones, and they seem to have captured a little part of the smartphone market. Recently, a brand new Gionee smartphone was spotted on the Chinese telecommunication authority TENAA and the phone was registered as “Gionee GN5005”. The phone seems to be targeted at the budget segment of the smartphone market if we go according to its listed specs. So, let’s see how this smartphone might turn out to be in real life.
According to the leaked images online, the phone seems to have a premium look and rectangular design. It appears that a black colour band runs along on the top part of the back panel covering the camera, thus providing an excellent look to the back side of the phone. From the leaked images we can observe that the volume rocker and the power button has been given on the right edge of the phone, while the 3.5mm audio jack on the top of the phone. A physical home button and two soft-touch capacitive buttons are also provided on the phone, which might be backlit. According to the rumoured specs, the phone shall feature with external dimensions as 144.3 x 70.5 x 8.6 mm, thus making the phone having a decent form factor. It is also listed that the phone shall weigh around 140 grammes, which makes the phone light enough to be used for long duration of time. It is believed that the phone shall be available in one colour variant i.e. Gold. The phone is expected to feature with a 5.0-inches TFT capacitive touchscreen that would provide a screen resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. The display might also be protected by a scratch resistant coating, however, it's yet to be confirmed. The TFT display is expected to provide decent viewing angles and sunlight legibility too. We believe that the phone shall come at an affordable price tag and for a budget segment smartphone, the design and display are really impressive.
If we go according to the online reports, the phone shall feature a 1.25GHz Quad-core processor that would be backed by either MediaTek or Snapdragon chipset. The 1.25GHz processor shall be competent enough to provide a lag free experience and is expected to play light games and videos easily. It is also believed that a 16GB of internal storage would be provided in the phone and the memory could be expanded up to 128GB using the microSD card slot provided in the phone. It is also believed that the phone would be backed by a 3GB of RAM, which we think is great for a budget segment smartphone. The phone is expected to run on Android OS, that too Android version 6.0 i.e. Marshmallow which would be backed by latest Amigo UI. The phone shall allow dual SIM compatibility and would support 4G/LTE networks.
According to the online reports, the phone shall feature with an 8-megapixel rear camera that would be backed by a LED flashlight and auto focus. The front shooter is expected to feature a 5-megapixel camera. The various shooting modes shall include Continuous Shooting and High Dynamic Range mode (HDR). The Camera Features shall include Gesture Shot, Voice Capture, Face Beauty, Smile detection, Face Detection, Self-timer, Touch focus, GIF Creator, Snapshot Mode. The camera could also do HD video recording. With the current specs, one can expect the camera to capture some decent pics, then again, high-quality images might not be clicked by the camera. The 5.0 MP front camera is expected to capture decent selfies and would capable enough to provide a decent video calling experience. The phone would feature with a loudspeaker and a 3.5mm audio jack.
It is believed that the phone would feature with a 4000mAh battery. With the current battery specifications, we expect that the phone to work for a complete day with heavy usage easily and without any problem. The connectivity options shall include 4G/LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n, Mobile Hotspot, Bluetooth version 4.1, A-GPS and microUSB 2.0.