Gionee S9 announced: 5.5 inches, P10 chip, dual camera, $360

George, 15 November 2016

As planned, the Gionee S9 was made official today in China. Hard to call flagship-grade, the phablet packs some interesting hardware nonetheless.

The specsheet starts with a 5.5-inch FullHD display and goes on to include a Mediatek P10 chipset - both carried over from the S8. Not entirely though - while the display numbers are the same, the S9 makes a switch from AMOLED to LCD. RAM and storage have been kept at 4GB and 64GB respectively.

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Gionee S9

Another area where the S9 deviates from its predecessor is the imaging department - the S9 joins the dual camera bandwagon. On its back there is a 13MP/5MP pair with a focus on producing depth of field effects. Meanwhile, selfies are taken care of by another 13MP cam.

The Gionee S9 measures 154.2 x 76.4 x 7.4 mm and weighs 168g - so it is physically different from the S8. The 20g of added weight doesn't mean more battery though - capacity is still 3,000mAh.

The Gionee S9 is listed for pre-order in China at CNY 2,499 ($364). It'll be available for purchase 10 days from now, on November 25.

Source (in Chinese)


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Reader comments

  • Phonegeek@91

Sorry buddy, but this time it's only you!!

  • billyUK

and yet another clone/slab of a phone that basically looks like a HTC A9 (and variants), iPhone 6/6S/7 plus but without the demanding price tag. The design element is becoming so tedious

  • St00

is it just me or gionee s8 better