At an event in Beijing on Tuesday, Gionee has launched the M6 and M6 Plus smartphones. Both the smartphones come with an inbuilt data encryption chip that ensures extra security of user’s communication and content. The chip will only be available on the China variants of the smartphones, with global variants having to make do with just the fingerprint sensors. The Gionee M6 will be available from August 6, while the Gionee M6 Plus will be available from August 13 in the Chinese market.
The Gionee M6 is priced at CNY 2,699 (roughly Rs. 27,200) for its 64GB storage variant, and CNY 2,899 (roughly Rs. 29,200) for the 128GB storage variant. The Gione M6 Plus 64GB variant is priced at CNY 2,999 (roughly Rs. 30,200), and the 128GB variant is priced at CNY 3,199 (roughly Rs. 32,200). Both the smartphones will be made available in Champagne Gold and Mocha Gold colour options.
The biggest highlight is the data encryption chip embedded inside the smartphones. This brings the ability to protect users from malware, while also securing IM communication content from being decrypted easily. Beginning with the Gionee M6, it supports dual-SIM dual standby, and runs on Android Marshmallow-based Amigo 3.5 OS. It features a 5.5-inch full HD (1920×1080 pixels) Amoled display with 401ppi pixel density, 100 percent NTSC gamut, and 2.5D curved glass protection. The smartphone runs on a 64-bit 1.8GHz MediaTek Helio P10 octa-core processor paired with 4GB RAM. It offers 64GB and 128GB storage options with the option to expand further up to 128GB via a microSD card slot.
Optics include a 13-megapixel rear camera with PDAF and LED flash. There is also an 8-megapixel selfie camera. The Gionee M6 packs a huge 5000mAh battery which claims to last up to 6.4 hours of video playback, 55 hours of continuous call, and 794 hours (33 days) of stand-by time. It also supports fast charging tech, and the company claims that the M6 can fully charge in two hours. The fingerprint scanner is housed inside the home button in the front. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, 3G, GPRS/EDGE, Wi-Fi, GPS/AGPS, Bluetooth, WLAN, USB OTG, and Micro-USB port. The dimensions measure at 152.3×75.3x 8.2mm and the Gionee M6 weighs 180 grams.
The Gionee M6 Plus is the larger variant, with a 6-inch full HD (1920×1080 pixels) Amoled display. The smartphone sports a 16-megapixel rear camera with dual LED flash, and an 8-megapixel front camera. The battery offered is at 6,020mAh battery, the dimensions measure at 160.5×80.6×8.2mm, and the weight of the Gionee M6 Plus is at 215 grams. All the other specifications remain the same as the M6 smartphone.