Saturday, 27 May 2017
Mobile

Gionee W909 Flip Phone With dual touchscreens launched

Asian tech firm, Gionee, has launched the W909 clamshell Android smartphone with impressive high-end features in China.

The smartphone is already up for pre-order in the country for a price of CNY 3,999 (that’s roughly 123,000 Naira). Gionee however is yet to release its availability details outside China.

The Gionee W909 has a metal body build and is arguably one of the first flip phones in the market to come with a fingerprint sensor, USB Type-C port, and dual touchscreens as well.

It measures 124.1×62.8×16.5mm, weighs 207 grams, and features a fingerprint sensor at the back which can unlock the handset in 0.38 seconds, according to the firm.

The Gionee W909 runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop and supports dual-SIM functionality. It comes bearing two 4.2-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) resolution IPS screens, with the outer display featuring a 2.5D glass. An octa-core MediaTek MT6755M processor powers the phone with the support of 4GB LPDDR3 RAM.

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The smartphone bears 64GB of inbuilt storage which can be expanded via microSD card up to 128GB if more space is needed.

There’s a 16-megapixel rear camera with phase detection autofocus (PDAF) and LED flash, and a 5 megapixel front-facing camera is also available for taking selfies.

Gionee’s new flip phone supports 4G LTE networks, along with Bluetooth v4.0, GPS, Wi-Fi, and USB Type-C connectivity.

The Gionee W909 is backed by a 2530mAh battery, which Gionee said can deliver up to 29.7 hours of talk time and 408 hours of standby time.

Besides having an on-screen keyboard, the Gionee W909 also has a T9 keypad with physical buttons to navigate, launch the camera and more. It is only available in Rose Gold colour variant.

The last flip phone by a popular tech brand was seen by Samsung in November last year-  the W2016 smartphone. LG also launched the Wine Smart flip phone last year but it sports less-powerful specifications.