At an event in Beijing today, Gionee has launched its new flagship devices – the M6 and M6 Plus with massive capacity batteries and integrated security measures. Both the smartphones are a significant addition to Gionee’s Marathon series that offers phones with huge size batteries to deliver a long-lasting battery life. The M6 packs a 5000mAh battery and comes in 64GB & 128GB variant priced at 2699 CNY and 2899 CNY respectively. On the other hand, the M6 Plus packs a bigger 6020mAh battery and comes in 64GB & 128GB variant priced at 2999 CNY and 3199 CNY respectively. The global availability and pricing of the duo is yet to be announced.
The highlight of both these phones is the integration of an encrypted chip that will be used to secure a user’s personal data on the device for enhanced security. It should be noted that the hardware encryption feature applies only to the Chinese version. The overseas aka global version of M6 and M6 Plus comes equipped with a fingerprint sensor on the front. Moreover, both the phones feature 9V 2A dual charge chips for a safer and faster charging. Like other M series phones, the Gionee M6 supports reverse charging feature with an output current of 1.2A that resembles to that of a normal power bank.
The M6 features a metal unibody design with high-grade 2.5D glass on top and a smooth finish. Both the phones are 8.2mm in thickness. The M6 comes with a 3.5mm audio jack whereas M6 Plus lacks the same. Both the devices come with an Infrared sensor on the top.
Coming to the specifications, Gionee M6 sports a 5.5-inch Full HD AMOLED display at 401 ppi with NTSC 100% color gamut and 30000:1 contrast ratio. It’s powered by a 1.8GHz Octa-core MediaTek Helio P10 MT6755 processor and runs on Amigo 3.2 UI based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Under the hood, it packs 4GB of RAM and 64GB/128GB of storage that is expandable upto 128GB via microSD card. There is a 13MP primary camera with Sony IMX258 sensor, PDAF, f/2.0 aperture, 5P lens and LED flash. A 8MP camera is there on the front with Omnivision OV8856 sensor, 1.12um pixel size, f/2.2 aperture and 4P lens.
The M6 packs a 5000mAh non-removable battery and supports Dual micro SIM.
The elder sibling “Gionee M6 Plus” features a larger 6-inch Full HD AMOLED display and packs a higher 6020mAh battery. The processor remains the same but here it’s clocked higher at 2.0GHz. The rear camera is an improvement as it’s a 16MP one on Plus version. The device is also bit heavier than the M6 and doesn’t comes with a 3.5mm audio jack. Rest of the specs remains the same as stated above for M6.
Comes in 2 gorgeous colors – Gold and Latte Gold.