Gionee M6 and M6 Plus with large batteries and Helio P10 processors go official

“The M6 and M6 Plus offer 1080p AMOLED displays, MediaTek Helio P10 SoCs, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage”

Gionee has launched two new Marathon series smartphones – the M6 and M6 Plus at an event in Beijing. The Gionee M6 packs in a 5,000mAh battery, while the M6 Plus is fuelled by a larger 6,020mAh unit. The smartphones can also be used as power banks to charge other devices with a faster a 1.2A output. They utilise 9V2A dual charge chips, which as per the brand offers faster, safer and cooler charging. Gionee has also added power-saving features like app freezing and background cleaning of unnecessary apps.

Gionee M6

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In addition to packing in large batteries for power-hungry users, the Gionee M6 and M6 Plus also focus on offering enhanced security. The Chinese versions of these phones come with encrypted chips, which secure a user’s data on the device. In international markets like India, they will be launched with fingerprint sensors integrated into their home buttons, privacy protection, and malware destruction, but will lack encryption on the hardware level.

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The Gionee M6 and M6 Plus offer a premium aerospace-grade aluminium unibody design. The M6 offers a 5.5-inch full HD AMOLED display with 2.5D curved glass on top. It is powered by a 2.0GHz MediaTek Helio P10 processor, aided by meaty 4GB of RAM. The smartphones come in 64GB and 128GB storage variants, which can be further increased up to 64GB by inserting a microSD card. Software-wise, the phone runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow flavoured with Amigo 3.2 UI. 

Gionee M6 Plus

The camera department includes a 13-megapixel rear snapper with a Sony IMX258 sensor, f/2.0 aperture, 5P lens, an LED flash, and phase detection autofocus. For selfies, there’s an 8-megapixel front shooter with f/2.2 aperture and 4P lens. The camera app is loaded with a bunch of imaging features like PicNote, Smart Scan, GIF, Smart Scene, Slow Motion, Time-lapse, and Text Recognition etc. Connectivity-wise, it offers dual-SIM slots, 4G LTE, and the regular array of options.

The Gionee M6 Plus a features a larger 6-inch full HD AMOLED display, 16MP primary camera and 6,020mAh battery. The rest of its specs are similar to its smaller sibling. The smartphones will be available in Gold and Latte Gold colour options.

The M6 costs 2,699 Yuan (~Rs 27,203) and 2,899 Yuan (~Rs 29,219) for the 64GB and 128GB variants respecitvely, while the M6 Plus will set you back 2,999 Yuan (~Rs 30,226) and 3,199 Yuan (~Rs 32,242)  for the 64GB and 128GB models respectively. While the M6 is slated to go on sale in China on August 6th, the M6 Plus will be available starting August 13th. We expect both devices to be launched in India soon, and we’ll keep you posted with details.