Earlier this week, Gionee launched the Gionee M7 & Big Gold Steel 2 smartphones in China with 18:9 displays. Now the company has announced the Big Gold Steel 2 as Gionee M7 Power for the global markets. The Gionee M7 Power is the successor to last year’s M6 Power. Compared to the 6,020mAh battery on theM6 Power, the new M7 Power features a slightly smaller 5,000mAh battery. The smartphone sports a metal body but comes with a glossy finish. While the Gold colored variant comes with the laser-cut finish, the Black and Dark Blue colors will be feature diamond-cut finish.
On the front is a 6-inch HD+ (1440 × 720 pixels) FullView display with 18:9 aspect ratio and 2.5D curved glass on the top. Just like any other smartphone with 18:9 display, the Gionee M7 Power also offers 85% screen-to-body ratio. Under the hood is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 octa-core processor clocked at 1.4GHz and comes coupled with Adreno 505 GPU. It packs 4GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage. There is also MicroSD card slot for expanding the storage up to 256GB. It also supports dual SIM dual standby using the hybrid SIM slot.
The M7 Power features on-screen navigation buttons and the fingerprint sensor is now placed on the rear. The fingerprint sensor can be also used a shutter button while in the camera app. It runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box with the highly customized Amigo 5.0 OS on the top. In terms of optics, the Gionee M7 Power sports a 13MP shooter on the rear with f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, and LED flash. For selfies, there is an 8MP camera on the front. The 5,000mAh non-removable battery on this device should easily last more than a day of heavy usage.
On the connectivity front, the M7 Power includes 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, and GPS. The smartphone measures 156.3 × 75.6 × 8.6 mm and weighs 187 grams. It will first go on sale in Thailand and is priced at THB 9,990 (approx USD 300 / INR 19,500). On the other hand, the high-end Gionee M7 comes with 6.01-inch Full HD+ (2160 × 1080 pixels) FullView AMOLED display and is powered by Helio P30 processor. It includes 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. There is a 16MP + 8MP dual camera setup on the rear and an 8MP selfie camera on the front. As of now, there is no information about the availability of these smartphones in the Indian market.