Gionee Mobile in March 2016 launched its clamshell Android smartphone with dual 4.2-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) resolution IPS touch display, fingerprint sensor dubbed Gionee W909.

Gionee W909

Since the Gionee W909 has a flip phone design, it comes with a T9 keypad with physical buttons to navigate.

Under the hood, the Gionee W909 comes with an octa-core Mediatek MT6755 Helio P10 processor, clubbed with 4GB of LPDDR3 RAM, an amount of memory that most high-end smartphones has.

The smartphone comes with a 64GB of built-in storage, of which 52GB is user-accessible, and it is supplemented by a Micro SD card slot up to 128GB.

The Gionee W909 sports a 16-megapixel rear camera with Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, panorama, HDR and LED flash while sporting a 5-megapixel front-facing camera for making video calls or selfies.

Android 5.1 Lollipop powers the Gionee W909 with Gionee’s custom Amigo UI layered on top and juiced by a 2530mAh non-removable battery that should keep the lights on all day long. The W909 on paper can deliver up to 29.7 hours of talk time and 408 hours of standby time

. The smartphone measures 124.10 x 62.80 x 16.50 (height x width x thickness) and weighs 207.00 grams.

The Gionee W909 is a dual SIM (GSM and GSM) smartphone that accepts Regular and Micro-SIM.

Connectivity options include 4G LTE networks, along with Bluetooth v4.0, GPS, Wi-Fi, and USB Type-C connectivity. Sensors on the phone include Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, along with Gyroscope.

It is only available in Rose Gold colour variant. It is priced at approximately $620.

Gionee W909 detailed specifications

General

Release date March 2016
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 124.10 x 62.80 x 16.50
Weight (g) 207.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 2530
Removable battery No
Colours Rose Gold
SAR value NA

Display

Screen size (inches) 4.20
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 720×1280 pixels

Hardware

Processor make MediaTek MT6755M
RAM 4GB
Internal storage 64GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 128

Camera

Rear camera 16-megapixel
Flash Yes
Front camera 5-megapixel

Software

Operating System Android 5.1

Connectivity

Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported NA
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.00
NFC No
Infrared No
USB OTG Yes
Headphones 3.5mm
FM Yes
Number of SIMs 2
SIM 1  
SIM Type Regular
GSM/ CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) No
SIM 2  
SIM Type Micro-SIM
GSM/ CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) No

Sensors

Compass/ Magnetometer No
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor No
Gyroscope Yes
Barometer No
Temperature sensor No

About Gionee

China-based Gionee was established in 2002. Besides India, the brand also has presence in countries such as Vietnam, Taiwan, Myanmar, Thailand and the Middle East. Gionee is a Chinese company with a strong offline retail presence in India, eschewing the trend of going online-only. The company has launched several Android smartphones in the low- and mid-end segments.

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