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Gionee M7 launched - Helio P30, 18;9 display, dual rear cameras

It's a good-looking one.
It's a good-looking one.
The Gionee M7 has been launched, with the device being the first to ship with MediaTek's Helio P30 that was announced back in August.

Gionee's Marathon series is as niche as it gets, with the company launching the series as a means of offering upper mid-range devices with incredible battery capacities. The M7 is the latest entry in the series, and while it looks to be a decent device, it's also apparent that the company may be looking to go mainstream with this one.

The Gionee M5 and M6 both housed monster 6020 mAh batteries on 6-inch displays, and while the M7 retains that display size, it takes a huge battery downgrade, dropping to a 4000 mAh battery. That may be considered a baffling decision by hardcore fans but it's one that may not be as illogical as it sounds, as the Helio P30 on the M7 is manufactured on a 16nm process, as opposed to the 28nm Helio P10 on the M6. It's, therefore, likely that the company decided the increased SoC efficiency offsets the drop in battery size.

Here's a rundown of what the M7 ships with:

  • 6-inch, 18:9, FHD display
  • Helio P30
  • 6 GB of RAM
  • 64 GB of storage
  • Dual rear cameras (16 MP + 8 MP)
  • 8 MP selfie shooter
  • 4000 mAh battery

The M7 is available in a host of colors including Black, Maple Red, Star Blue, Sapphire Blue, and Champagne Gold. It goes on sale in China on September 26, with a price tag equivalent to about US$420.

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Ricci Rox, 2017-09-26 (Update: 2017-09-26)
Ricci Rox
Ricci Rox - News Editor - @riccirox
I'm a freelance copywriter who lives and dies for tech. Android, ​especially. The smartphone market is one going through an impressive growth spurt, so I crawl the Internet with keen interest in a technological ecosystem that doesn't seem to be slowing down anytime soon.