We reported on Chinese OEM Gionee about two weeks ago when the company launched the Gpad G4 on the Indian market, and now the handset maker is back with yet another affordable smartphone.Gionee M2 has been officially introduced in India, but the smartphone has been available for purchase via multiple online retailers for a few days now, fonearena reports.
Android fans in India can grab the Gionee M2 for only Rs 10,999 ($175 / €130) outright, which makes it a decent choice considering its specs sheet.
First of all, Gionee M2 ships with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system out of the box and is likely to remain on this version until it gets discontinued.
Another strong point is the fact that it offers dual-SIM (GSM / GSM) with dual standby support, which is a mandatory feature in India. There’s more to it, as the M2 boasts a large 5-inch capacitive touchscreen display that supports 854 x 480 pixels resolution.
It also packs an enhanced 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with autofocus, LED flash and video recording, as well as a secondary 2-megapixel camera for video calls.
Hardware-wise, Gionee M2 is far from being impressive, but it does come equipped with pretty decent hardware. The smartphone is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core Cortex A7 processor, which is complemented by a Mali 400 graphics processing unit and 1GB of RAM.
Although the smartphone comes with only 4GB of storage inside, users will be able to further expand internal memory up to 32GB via microSD memory card.
Gionee M2 is powered by a high-capacity 4200 mAh battery, which is rated by the manufacturer for up to 555 hours of standby time or up to 31 hours of talk time (24 hours in 3G mode).
Other highlights of the affordable smartphone include 3G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, GPS with AGPS, FM Radio and 3.5mm audio jack.