The Gionee P8 Max will be the first of its series. Tales of this device are being thrown around the smartphone community as a new phone that is going to turn the market towards Gionee's favor. Only time will tell whether these claims turn out to be true, but for now, ladies and gentle geeks, we have brought to you, yet another smartphone review whose rumors has recently started to spread around the market.
As of now, we are not aware of the release date of the device. All we know is that it will be the first of its series as there aren’t any other phones that came before it. Looking for the rumored specs it may be deduced that the device is targeted at the budget segment, or perhaps it is going to be an entry level smartphone. Let’s take a look the specs.
Some pictures have started to surface on the on the internet, and judging by those it is clear that the device will have a metallic unibody finish and as of now, it is available in only one color, gold. In the future, we may see some other color combinations.
The device will sport a measly HD IPS LCD display with a resolution of 720 x 1280 and has a pixel density of ~267 ppi. The stat lines are concerning since such specifications will soon become obsolete. If Gionee manages to launch the P8 Max, then the price must be kept very low; people may not be willing to pay much for an underpowered stat line. A 5.5-inch display with a PPI of 267 won't be able to produce crisp images and most of the times, the display might appear washed. 267 pixels aren’t enough to produce satisfactory images that appeal to the eye.
This is where the device becomes even more disappointing, and it may be pushed further down the price segment.
The PB Max will come loaded with Android 6.0 (Marshmallow), with no assurances of an upgrade in the future. Under the hood, it will pack a 1.5 GHz processor. No information regarding the graphics processor and the CPU of the phone itself has been made public to the people. Powered by 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage, the device doesn’t even stand in the present competition.
If it had been a few years earlier, the P8 could have made an impression. But today, the technology has advanced and a configuration like the P8 looks like an old man. On top of that, not having an external card slot makes the device even more unapproachable. Gionee has to drop a lot of staffs when it comes to this phone. Though the specs are subject to change anytime if the device is launched, it has to undergo some major renovations if it intends to make a mark in its price segment.
The Gionee P8 Max will have a rear 13 MP shooter and an LED flash. Judging by the prices segment it is highly unlikely for the camera to have Optical Image stabilization. Video recording can be done at FullHD resolutions, 1080p@30fps. The front camera is 8 MP camera.
The camera was never GIonee’s strong point. The device just tagged along, a do in terms of specialties, it didn’t have any. The company is said to create a line of devices that are cheap, handy and user-friendly. With the P8, the company may be targeting the people who can’t churn out much money. They will get a smartphone experience at a very low price. It is not the best, but it will do just fine for them.
The only good news about this device is that it sports a 3150 mAh Li-Ion battery, which should be more than enough to pull it through the day, given the poor specs the P8 is made up of. The battery is supposedly non user-removable, which is yet another blow to the smartphone fans.
The P8 Max will be a dual-sim device that will support 4G LTE. No claims of VoLTE have been made.