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Gionee: Expensive M2017 Luxury Phone with 7,000 mAh battery released in China

The M2017 by Gionee is a luxury phone for the discerning Chinese business person.
The M2017 by Gionee is a luxury phone for the discerning Chinese business person.
Even though Gionee only added a midrange processor to the M2017, it is targeting business men and women that are willing to spend $1007 on the 10 mm thick designer phone. Unfortunately, it lacks support for essential LTE bands in Europe and the US.
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7,000 Yuan or $1007 are a lot of money for a phone with a midrange Snapdragon 653 processor, however Gionee thinks, it is the right phone for the Chinese business woman or man that needs a big, high resolution screen, many days of battery life and a professional and luxury design. Unfortunately, the phone lacks a world modem that will work in every country with fast LTE support. It does support LTE bands 1, 3, 4, 7, 8, 26 and 38 to 41 but that is not enough for Europe or the US. Apart from the limited LTE range of the modem and the midrange processor, Gionee did indeed add a lot of high-end features to the M2017.

The 5.7 inch AMOLED display features QHD-resolution, 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of expandable storage will be enough for even the most demanding tasks. Due to the 7,000 mAh battery, the phone weighs 238 grams and measures 10.78 mm in width. The 4K capable dual-cam on the back has a 12 and a 13 megapixel lens and allows for a simulated 2x zoom, similar to the dual-cam on the Apple iPhone 7 Plus. The fingerprint sensor and a 8 megapixel camera are available at the front. So far the specsheet does not reveal the WiFi standard supported on the M2017. Bluetooth 4.0 and a USB-C port with USB 2.0 speed are available. 

Both the golden/black design of the Amigo 3.5 interface on top of Android 6 and the luxury design of the phone itself in either gold or black and the leather finish on the back side of the phone will surely draw attention and may justify the price for some. Even though Gionee is targeting business people with the release of the M2017, some tech freaks may also find this phone attractive thanks to its unusual design and strange combination of features. Currently Gionee does not seem to have plans to sell the phone outside of China. If you are planning on importing it from China be sure to check if it works with the LTE-bands used in your region and with your provider.

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Alexander Fagot
Alexander Fagot - Managing Editor News - 7366 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2016
As a young tech enthusiast with a history involving assembling and overclocking projects, I ended up working as a projectionist with good old 35-mm films before I entered the computer world at a professional level. I assisted customers at an Austrian IT service provider called Iphos IT Solutions for seven years, working as a Windows client and server administrator as well as a project manager. As a freelancer who travels a lot, I have been able to write for Notebookcheck from all corners of the world since 2016. My articles cover brand-new mobile technologies in smartphones, laptops, and gadgets of all kinds.
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Alexander Fagot, 2016-12-26 (Update: 2016-12-26)