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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.
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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
Ricci Rox - Senior Tech Writer - 1974 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2017
I like tech, simple as. Half the time, you can catch me writing snarky sales copy. The rest of the time, I'm either keeping readers abreast with the latest happenings in the mobile tech world or watching football. I worked as both a journo and freelance content writer for a couple of years before joining the Notebookcheck team in 2017. Feel free to shoot me some questions on Twitter or Reddit if it so tickles thine fancy.
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Ricci Rox, 2017-09-26 (Update: 2017-09-26)