In September, the Helio P60 SoC powered Gionee M12 Pro went official in China. Today, Gionee announced the arrival of the Gionee M12 phone. Launched in Nigeria, the M12 is a budget phone that comes in two chipset versions. It comes with a trendy punch-hole screen and a 48-megapixel quad camera setup.
Gionee M12 specifications and features
The Gionee M12 is fitted with a 6.55-inch IPS LCD screen that delivers an HD+ resolution of 720 x 1600 pixels and a 20:9 aspect ratio. The phone offers a screen-to-body ratio of 91 percent. The upper-left corner positioned punch-hole features a 16-megapixel front-facing camera.
The backside of the device has a vertical camera setup that includes a 48-megapixel Samsung GD1 lens with f/1.79 aperture, a 5-megapixel ultrawide shooter with 115-degree FOV, and a pair of 2-megapixel auxiliary lenses. The handset is preinstalled with Android 10 OS. It has a microSD card slot for additional storage.
The Helio A25 chipset edition of the Gionee M12 has 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage. The Helio P22 powered model has 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. The device is backed by a 5,100mAh battery that supports 10W charging. It comes with other features like dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth, GPS, USB-C, a rear-facing fingerprint reader, and a 3.5mm audio jack.
Gionee M12 pricing and availability
The Nigerian online retailer site Jumia is selling Gionee M12’s Helio A22 variant for NGN 75,000 (~$196) and the Helio P22 model for NGN 85,000 (~$223). Dazzling Black and Magic Green are the two color variants of the Gionee M12. It is unclear which other markets will be receiving the smartphone.
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