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Gionee to release a new mid-range smartphone with a 6-inch 18:9 display

Gionee is following Micromax in the jump to 18:9 smartphone displays. (Source: Gionee)
Gionee is following Micromax in the jump to 18:9 smartphone displays. (Source: Gionee)
Gionee is the second Indian company to release smartphones with 18:9 displays. The unannounced Gionee codename SW17W08 was listed in GFXBench, and it features a 6-inch display with 1440x720 resolution, a 2.6 GHz octa-core MediaTek Helip P25 CPU, 4 GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage.

Last week, Micromax announced their 18:9 smartphone, but it looks like there is yet another Indian company that wants to jump on the Full Vision aspect ratio bandwagon. Gionee seems to be working on a new 18:9 smartphone, as revealed by a recent listing in GFXBench. The smartphone in question was listed as the Gionee SW17W08, and it features a 6-inch 1440x720 18:9 touchscreen. This is even bigger than the 5.7-inch display announced by Micromax for its Canvas Infinity or the Full Vision 5.5-inch display found in LG’s Q6 model, but the pixel density will clearly be worse.

The new Gionee smartphone appears to be a mid-range Android 7.0 model, as it is powered by a MediaTek Helio P25 SoC that is clocked at 2.6 GHz and integrates eight Cortex-A53 cores. It also packs the Mali-T880 GPU, along with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB of internal storage. The front and rear cameras are said to only come with 5 MP sensors. The benchmark specs might prove to be incomplete, as Gionee could opt for a dual rear camera setup, adding a 13 MP camera to the 5 MP one.

Since the specs are already out in the wild, Gionee is expected to make an official announcement soon.

The Gionee SW17W08 specs found in GFXBench. (Source: GFXBench)
The Gionee SW17W08 specs found in GFXBench. (Source: GFXBench)

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Bogdan Solca, 2017-08-29 (Update: 2017-08-29)