Gionee is gearing up to launch the Gionee S9 and S9T smartphones soon. Earlier this week, the smartphones were spotted on the Chinese certification site TENAA, and on Thursday the Chinese smartphone maker announced a November 15 unveiling of the Gionee S9 and S9T smartphones.
The Gionee S9 and S9T have been rumoured for a while now and one of the key highlights of both the devices is the dual rear camera setup. The phones are expected to pack 13-megapixel and 5-megapixel rear camera sensors, a major change with compared to the Gionee S8, which featured a single 16-megapixel camera sensor. Leaked images of the Gionee S9 show the rear cameras vertically placed in the middle, just below the top antenna line, while Gionee’s logo is placed just below the rear camera.
Going by the images, some notable changes to the design language include horizontal antenna lines across the top and bottom at the back, which differ from the loop metal design that the Gionee S8 gained popularity for. The Gionee S9 also seems to feature rounder edges compared to the S8.
According to the TENAA listing, the Gionee S9 is said to sport a 5.5-inch full HD (1920×1080) display with a 2.5D curved glass on top. The smartphone will be powered by a 1.8 GHz octa-core processor with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, expandable up to 128GB via microSD card slot. A 13-megapixel camera will be present on the front. Battery capacity is rumoured at 3000mAh and connectivity options include 4G LTE, GPS, Bluetooth, USB, and Wi-Fi.
Meanwhile, the Gionee S9T will likely run a faster processor clocked at 2GHz. Most of the other specifications are similar to the Gionee S9. While both the Gionee S9 and S9T are said to measure 154.2×76.4×7.4mm, the former is expected to weigh 166.5 grams, while the latter may weigh 200.8 grams.
The Gionee S8 also featured a pressure sensitive touch technology, similar to the 3D Touch feature on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 7. It is still unknown whether Gionee will bring the feature to its upcoming smartphones.
The Gionee S9 and S9T are expected to be offered in silver, gold and black colour options. We’ll know more on pricing, specifications and availability once the devices are unveiled on November 15.