After a successful launch in China, Gionee has finally unveiled its metal-clad S6 smartphone in India at Rs. 19,999 in Gold, Rose Gold, and Silver colour variants. The handset was earlier unveiled in November 2015 at its home country.
The dual-SIM (Micro+Nano) SIM support Gionee S6 features a 5.5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) resolution Super AMOLED display with Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The Smartphone runs on a 64-bit octa-core MediaTek MT6753 processor clocked at 1.3GHz, clubbed with 3GB of RAM and Mali-T720 GPU. The S6 has its own operating system, the Amigo 3.1 OS based on Android 5.1 Lollipop. The device features 32GB of inbuilt storage expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB). However, users will only get 23GB of the 32GB inbuilt storage. Another feature of the device is that the second SIM slot also doubles as the microSD card slot.
In the camera section, The Gionee S6 sports a 13-megapixel autofocus rear camera with LED flash and includes features modes such as night mode, panorama mode, burst mode, magic focus, HDR, and GIF. S6 also bears a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. The smartphone has a screen-to-body ratio of 77.8 percent.
The Gionee S6 is backed by a 3150mAh battery, rated to deliver up to 18 hours of talk-time and 384 hours of standby time on 3G connectivity. The device connectivity options include Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Hotspot, GPS, 4G LTE (including Band 40 and VoLTE), USB OTG and USB Type-C (2.0) connectivity.
The Gionee S6 measures 151.9×74.6×6.9mm, weighs 148 grams, and includes sensors such as proximity sensor, accelerometer, magnetometer, ambient light sensor, motion sensor, and gyroscope.
It’s interesting to note that the smartphone is still listed as “coming soon” on company’s own Indian shopping website, however, it can be bought from Flipkart at the same price.