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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.

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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)
Bogdan Solca
Bogdan Solca - News Editor
I stepped into the wonderous IT&C world when I was around 7. I was instantly fascinated by computerized graphics, be them from games or 3D applications like 3D Max. I like to keep myself up to date with all the new technologies that get released at an ever increasing rate these days. I'm also an avid SciFi reader, an astrophysics aficionado and, as of late, a crypto geek.