Last year December, Gionee launched its high-end smartphone M2017 with a mammoth 7000mAh polymer lithium-ion battery. It seems like the Chinese company is all set to launch the successor of Gionee M2017.
We say this as a Gionee smartphone with the model name M2018 has made its appearance on TENAA. Unfortunately, the Chinese certification site has not revealed any information regarding the smartphone's specs. Only images area available and it shows a device that looks similar to the Gionee M2017. Of course, there are some differences, but not major ones.
As you can see from the image, the Gionee M2018 sports a single camera on its back. This is quite surprising since its predecessor came with dual rear cameras. It is quite unclear why the company has decided to ditch the dual camera system. There is also a circular LED flash accompanying the main camera.
Up front, the smartphone features a dual curved display with not-so-thin bezels surrounding it. The upper and lower bezels are comparatively thicker than the side bezels. There is a physical Home button sitting below the display. Apparently, the Home button will also function as the fingerprint scanner.
The TENAA listing further reveals that the Gionee M2018 will be a dual-SIM smartphone with support for LTE networks. Since the smartphone was issued on the website on August 14, we might have to wait for sometime before it is launched.
If we follow the past patterns, Gionee would launch the M2018 at the end of December. So we are expecting to see the smartphone appearing in various benchmark sites and leaks in the upcoming days.
Being the successor of the Gionee M2017, the upcoming smartphone is expected to carry a higher price tag. The starting price of the former was around $1000 (approximately Rs. 64,000). So it goes without saying, the Gionee M2018 is not going to be for everyone.