Gionee is all set to launch a new smartphone on Monday in India at a New Delhi event scheduled to start at 12pm IST. The company has already teased it will be a selfie-focused smartphone, and the teasers thus far have already shown us what the smartphone would look like, and its name – the Gionee S6s.
The Gionee S6s in the teaser image shared by the company is seen to sport a metal build, and feature a front-facing flash module to enhance low-light selfie performance. It has hardware capacitive navigation keys, and we can also glean a fingerprint sensor on the rear panel.
For now, not much else is known about the Gionee S6s, but we can expect to know more soon. To recall, the Chinese smartphone company had launched the Gionee S6 back in November last year, and brought it to India this February at Rs. 19,999.
The original Gionee S6 sported a 5.5-inch HD Super Amoled display, a 1.3GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6753 processor, 3GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel autofocus rear camera with LED flash, a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, 32GB of inbuilt storage that’s expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB), 4G LTE connectivity, and a 3150mAh battery.
It’s possible the Gionee S6s sports similar specifications, with a boost in the selfie segment. The phones look similar, but we’ll have to wait and see.
A bit more recently, last month Gionee launched the M6 and M6 Plus smartphones, featuring an inbuilt data encryption chip claimed to provide additional security over communications and user content.