Gionee has officially announced a new entry-level smartphone known as the Gionee M3 targeted towards the budget segment with a starting price of just 899 Yuan (US$137).
Starting with the front, the Gionee M3 boasts a 6.53” HD+ display that comes with a dewdrop-notch which houses an 8 megapixels selfie camera. The device doesn’t have an in-display fingerprint scanner, but instead opted for a side-mounted one.
On its rear side, the Gionee M3 arrives with an unique-looking hexagonal camera housing which brings along a quad-camera setup consisting of a 16 megapixels primary shooter, 5 megapixels ultra-wide camera, as well as a 2 megapixels auxiliary camera.
Under the hood, the Gionee M3 is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio P60 chipset which will be paired with 6GB RAM and 128GB onboard storage that can be further expanded via a microSD card.
The device is backed by a respectable 5,000mAh battery which carries support for 18W fast-charging. Interesting, the device is shipped with a two-year-old Android 9 OS out of the box.
In the Chinese market, the Gionee M3 is priced at 899 Yuan (US$137), 959 Yuan (US$147) and 1,059 Yuan (US$162) respectively for its 6GB+128GB, 8GB+128GB and 8GB+256GB variants.