Gionee has unveiled its new midrange smartphone, the Gionee F5, in China today. The phone falls under the F (Fashion) series as it sports a premium unibody look. The phone is priced at RMB 1,799 (approx Rs. 28,000) and is already available in China.
So, what is Gionee offering in a Rs. 28,000 midrange smartphone? Not much, really. It sports a 5.3-inch HD IPS display, a dated Mediatek MT6750 octacore processor, and a big 4,000mAh battery. It has 4GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage with microSD support. Optics wise, it has a 13MP rear camera and 8MP front camera. Connectivity options include dual-SIM, VoLTE, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. It’s running on Android 6.0 Marshmallow-based Amigo UI.
At first impression, the specs are too weak to compete with the existing smartphone models. For Rs. 28,000, there are phones like Redmi Note 4, Infocus Epic 1, and Huawei GR5 2017 that offers a high-resolution full HD display and more powerful processor. But, we are not sure if that’s going to be the price of Gionee F5 in Nepal. Gionee likes to keep the pricing competitive here in Nepal and we hope the price doesn’t exceed more than Rs. 20,000 looking at the specs of the phone.
Gionee F5 Full Specs:
- 5.3-inch HD (1280 × 720 pixels) IPS display with 2.5D curved glass
- MediaTek MT6750 Chipset with 1.5 GHz Octa-Core 64-bit processor and Mali T860 GPU
- 4GB RAM
- 32GB onboard storage (expandable memory up to 128GB with microSD)
- Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Amigo OS 3.2
- Hybrid Dual SIM (nano+ nano/microSD)
- 13MP Rear Camera with LED flash
- 8MP front-facing camera
- Fingerprint sensor (embedded in the home button)
- Dimensions: 150×74.5×7.7mm; Weight: 162g
- 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio, microUSB 2.0
- 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS
- 4000mAh battery (non-removable)
- Expected Price in Nepal: Rs. 28,000