A new Gionee-branded smartphone has paid a visit to TENAA, China’s official certification authority, which is China’s equivalent to the FCC. The device in question is called the Gionee F5L, and even though this is technically a mid-range device, it might be quite compelling to some consumers, mainly due to its large battery pack which we’ll talk about in a minute. This smartphone is made out of metal, and its design is not flashy by any means, we’ve all seen quite a few similarly-designed smartphones in the last year or so.
The Gionee F5L features a 5.3-inch 720p (1280 x 720) display, along with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. The device is fueled by an octa-core SoC running at 1.5GHz, though we still don’t know what chip is this, but chances are we’re looking at one of MediaTek’s mid-range processors here. This smartphone packs in a 4,000mAh battery which is not removable, though this battery should provide you with plenty of juice, and make sure you don’t need to charge your smartphone in the middle of the day. A 13-megapixel camera is placed on the back of the Gionee F5L, while an 8-megapixel snapper can be found on the device’s front side. The phone’s loudspeaker is located on the back of the device (its lower portion), and its power / lock and volume rocker keys can be found on the right-hand side. The home button is placed below the phone’s display, and it is flanked by two capacitive keys, overview (multitasking) and back buttons.
Android 6.0 Marshmallow comes pre-installed on the Gionee F5L, and on top of it, you’ll be able to find Gionee’s Amigo UI, of course. This smartphone measures 150 x 74.5 x 7.7mm, while it weighs 162 grams. This phone will probably cost more than $200, as the Gionee Steel 2 costs approximately $190, and this is a more powerful device. All in all, the Gionee F5L seems to be a really decent mid-ranger, though the question is will it be too expensive. In any case, Gionee is expected to introduce this smartphone really soon, chances are it will become official in the coming weeks, so stay tuned for that.