The Gionee M6 and M6 Plus launched today and do sport large batteries just like the M series are known for. Let’s examine each phone and see what Gionee has come up with.
The M6 features an all metal build packed with a 5.5” FHD AMOLED display, a 1.8GHz octa-core Helio P10 processor, 4GB of RAM and comes in 64GB and 128GB variants with a SD card slot that allows up to an additional 128GB. There is an 8MP front shooter and a 13MP rear camera with a single LED flash below the camera. Gionee’s new smiley-like logo lies below the camera setup. The M6 runs the company’s Amigo 3.5 OS based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, has full network support, and does feature a dedicated security chip which takes privacy up a notch.
There is a massive 5000mAh battery with support for 9V/2A quick charge and dual intelligent chips that reduce overheating while charging. You might think that the large battery will make the phone very thick and heavy, no it doesn’t. The M6 manages to keep its thickness at 8.2mm and weight at 180g.
Other features include a 3.5mm jack, micro USB port, IR blaster, and a fingerprint scanner in front. Price starts at 2699 yuan ($404) for the 64GB variant and 2899 Yuan ($434) for the 128GB version.
The M6 Plus takes things up a little higher. It uses a 6” Full HD AMOLED screen, a higher clocked Helio P10 processor at 2.0GHz, and bumps up the rear camera to 16MP with dual LED flash. It features the same camera up front and same RAM and ROM configuration. There is also a security chip in it as well.
The M6 plus also features a larger 6020mAh battery to cover for the extra screen but maintains the same thickness. It uses a 12V/2A Quick Charge system and sports dual charging chips to reduce overheating. However, it is heavier than the M6 at 215g.
The M6 Plus costs 2999 Yuan ($449) for the 64GB version and 3199 Yuan ($479) for the 128GB version.
The M6 will come in two colour options,viz.: champagne gold and mocha gold while the Plus will only come in champagne gold.
The security chip embedded in both phones is supposed to help protect users data on a hardware level. Most phones usually just feature software level encryption but hardware level encryption takes things further by preventing brute force password attacks anand if the chip suffers external damage, the files cannot be recovered.
The chips feature unique IDs and binds with the phone’s CPU, so even for phones with the same model, cracking is impossible by cloning the chip.
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That’s all we have for the M6 and M6 Plus launch.
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