In July 2016, Chinese OEM Gionee launched the M6 and M6 Plus handsets whose major selling point was the impressive battery capacity.
To keep the legacy of the two or rather the M6 Plus, the Gionee M6S Plus has been unveiled in China boasting a massive 6020mAh battery unit, same as what was used in the original model. Unlike last year’s models, the M6S Plus comes in with quite an interesting set of features, among them support for Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 technology.
You will get a front-mounted fingerprint scanner on the Gionee M6S Plus, but this button also acts as the home button. Other than boasting a massive battery size, the M6S Plus also comes in with a huge 6-inch display screen – an Oncell AMOLED panel with a Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) resolution, same as the M6 Plus. But it is under the hood where the real changes are.
Where the Gionee M6 Plus came in with a MediaTek MT6755 or rather Helio P10 processor, the new Gionee M6S Plus has jumped onto the Qualcomm bandwagon, shipping with a Snapdragon 653 SoC that is paired with a massive 6GB RAM, 2GB more than its predecessor. The processor is clocked at 1.95GHz and for storage, you get an impressive 64GB on the base model and a huge 128GB on the high-end variant. You can also insert a microSD card of up to 128GB to up the memory available on the phones.
For the optics, the Gionee M6S Plus has a 12MP shooter on the back. This sensor is supported by a LED flash while the front has an 8MP sensor for selfies and video calls. There’s also support for 4G LTE connectivity, Bluetooth 4.0 and a microUSB port for charging and data transfer. In terms of software, the M6S Plus slightly disappoints with its Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS.
As for the pricing, the Gionee M6S Plus price starts at RMB 3499, which is about $510. The phone will start selling in China as from May 2. So far, details of the phone’s global launch remain unclear.