A Gionee-made device bearing the model number F109L has been certified by China's telecommunications regulator TENAA, as evidenced by a set of testing documentation published by the agency earlier this month. The smartphone boasts a 5-inch display panel with a resolution of 1280 by 720 pixels, indicating that its screen will feature a conventional 16:9 aspect ratio. The screen of the device is seemingly protected by 2.5D glass, while the right edge of its case sports two volume buttons located immediately above the physical Power button of the handset. The bottom bezel of the device doesn't sport a physical Home button and instead boasts three capacitive keys, while its top bezel houses a single-lens 5-megapixel camera setup.
The Gionee F109L seemingly won't ship with a fingerprint reader seeing how the back side of the device shows no signs of the thereof and the handset also lacks a physical Home button that could be housing the scanner. This state of affairs indicates that the newly certified device is an entry-level model, even though its internal specifications suggest a mid-range offering. The Gionee F109L is apparently powered by a 64-bit system-on-chip (SoC) housing four cores clocked at 1.25GHz and ships with 3GB of RAM. The TENAA listing of the device also indicates that Gionee's upcoming product features 16GB of internal flash memory that's expandable by up to 128GB via a microSD card slot. The rear plate of the Gionee F109L is said to feature an 8-megapixel camera accompanied by a standard LED flash unit, while its regular-looking body with rounded edges is 143.0 × 70.0 × 7.9mm in size, the new listing reveals. Finally, the handset is said to weigh just under 142g and runs Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box, presumably enhanced with Gionee's proprietary Amigo OS launcher.
The company's upcoming product has been listed as featuring a 2,660mAh battery that likely isn't removable, while the phone itself is expected to be offered in Gold and Black color variants. No other details on the Gionee F109L have been revealed by TENAA but given how the device was just certified by China's telecommunications regulator, it may be released in the Far Eastern country as early as this summer.