Gionee Steel 2

The 2017 Consumer Electronics Show event is over, but that doesn’t stop tech companies from showcasing and releasing new tech gadgets. Gionee has just announced the Gionee Steel 2, a mid-range Android smartphone with a moderate size and notable specs.

The Gionee Steel 2 should be succeeding a Gionee Steel, but since there isn’t a smartphone with that name yet, I assume that Gionee is prepping to release a so-named smartphone in the future.

Gionee Steel 2 Specifications, Review and Highlights

Gionee Steel 2 Price

The Gionee Steel 2 comes with a 5-inch IPS display with an HD (1280 * 720) pixel resolution and a 294 PPI pixel density. The phone is fully made of metal and features a fingerprint sensor which is embedded into its physical home button below the display. It weighs 160 grammes and is 8.6 millimetres thick.

The Gionee Steel 2 is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6737 processor and its graphics operations are handled by a Mali-T720 GPU. Its processor memory (RAM) is 3GB, while it has two internal storage variants – 16GB & 32GB. The internal storage of both variants can be expanded up to 128Gb via its microSD card slot.

The Steel 2 sports an 8MP camera with LED flash at the rear, while its front top bezel is adorned by a 5MP camera for taking selfies. The phone features a dual micro SIM slot through which you can access 4G LTE networks (with VoLTE support).

The Gionee Steel 2 packs a 4000mAh battery and, like most of the recently released Gionee smartphones, runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Amigo 3.5 UI layered on top.

Gionee Steel 2 Full Phone Specifications

Gionee Steel 2

Technology

  • 2G: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900.
  • 3G
    • HSDPA 900 / 2100.
    • CDMA2000 1xEV-DO / TD-SCDMA.
  • 4G: LTE with VoLTE
    • LTE Bands – band 1(2100), 3(1800), 7(2600), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500).
  • Network Speed: –
  • SIM Type: Dual SIM (Micro-SIM, dual standby).
  • OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Amigo 3.5 UI.

Design & Display

  • Dimensions: 144.3 * 70.5 * 8.6 mm.
  • Weight: 160g.
  • Display size: 5 inches.
  • Display Resolution: 1280 * 720 pixels (HD).
  • Display Technology: IPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen.
  • Build: Metal Unibody Design.
  • Form Factor: Touchscreen Bar.
  • Colours: Jazz Gold & Gold Black.

Hardware

  • Processor Name/Technology: 64-bit MediaTek MT6737.
  • Processor Speed: 1.3GHz.
  • Number of Processor Cores: Quad-core.
  • Graphics Processor: Mali-T720.
  • RAM: 3GB.
  • Internal Storage: 16GB/32GB.
  • External Storage: microSD, up to 128GB.
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Light, Proximity, Compass, Fingerprint Sensor.

Camera

  • Rear: 8MP with Autofocus.
  • LED Flash: Yes.
  • Video recording: Yes.
  • Front-facing: 5MP.

Multimedia

  • Music Support: AAC, AMR, MP2, MP3, M4A, MKA.
  • Loudspeaker: Yes.
  • Audio Technology: –
  • Video Support: MP4/MPEG4/H.263/H.264 player.
  • FM Radio: Yes.

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth: v4.0.
  • Bluetooth Profiles: A2DP.
  • WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot.
  • GPS: Yes, with A-GPS.
  • USB: micro-USB v2.0.
  • USB OTG: –
  • NFC: No.
  • 3.5mm audio jack: Yes.

Battery

  • Battery Capacity: 4000mAh.
  • Battery Technology: Li-Po.
  • Removable? No.
  • Charging: Fast Charge – No.
  • Power Management: Marshmallow’s Battery Saving mode.

Miscellaneous

  • Extra Features: –
  • Launch Date: January 12, 2017.
  • Availability: January 12, 2017.
  • Sales stores/platforms:
  • Launch Price
    • India: Rs. 12,810.
    • China: ¥1299.
    • USA: $188.

Availability and Price of Gionee Steel 2 in China, Nigeria, Kenya & Ghana

The Gionee Steel 2 comes in Jazz Gold and Gold Black colour versions and is available for order on the Gionee Shop in China for 1299 Yuan.

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