Back in September, Gionee announced the Gionee M12 Pro in its home market China. The Chinese brand now has M12 as the latest offering from the company. The smartphone has been unveiled in Nigeria. Notably, this is a budget smartphone and to your surprise it comes in two different chipset versions. Let’s find out the full specs sheet, features and expected price of Gionee M12 in Nepal.
Gionee M12 Specifications
48 + 5 + 2 + 2 MP
Helio A25 / Helio P22
Price in Nepal
Rs. 27,500* (6/128GB with Helio A25)
Rs. 29,500* (6/128GB with Helio P22)
MediaTek Helio A25 (12 nm) - model 1
Mediatek MT6762 Helio P22 (12 nm) - model 2
Octa-core (4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.5 GHz Cortex-A53) - model 1
Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 - model 2
Yes, microSD card
Yes, with A-GPS
USB Type-C, USB On-The-Go
GSM / HSPA / LTE
Gionee M12 Overview
Display and Design
The M12 makes use of a 6.55” IPS LCD display with a HD+ resolution of 720 x 1,600 pixels. It has an aspect ratio of 20:9. There’s a punch hole for a selfie camera and results for a 91% screen to body ratio.
Around the back, there’s a rectangular camera bump, fingerprint sensor and a Gionee branding. The rear panel comes in two different colors Magic Green and Dazzling Black.
Moving to optics, the handset packs a total of 5 camera lenses. The back panel flaunts a 48MP quad camera setup with Samsung’s GM1 sensor and f/1.79 aperture. Keeping the company are 5MP wide-angle-lens with f/2.2 aperture and two additional 2MP lenses. Finally, the fifth camera is 16MP and is placed in the punch hole.
Performance and Memory
Coming to the performance, the handset comes with two processor options – MediaTek Helio A25 and MediaTek Helio P22 SoC. Both the chipset consists of 8 cores but they are different in terms of performance. Here, the P22 is clocked a bit higher than A25. Moreover, two configurations are available – 4/64GB and 6/128GB. If the storage isn’t enough for you can create extra storage by adding a microSD card.
Battery and Miscellaneous
The M12 comes with a 5,100mAh battery on board. It gets recharged over USB-C at 10W. It is a dual SIM phone with LTE connectivity. Additionally, connectivity includes dual-band Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, FM receiver and headphone jack slot. Similarly, the phone also supports face unlock.
Gionee M12 Price and Availability in Nepal
The handset is available for purchase in Nigeria via online and offline stores. The price of Gionee M12 with 6GB RAM +128GB storage is NGN 78,900 for Helio A25. The Helio P22 model is priced at NGN 85,000 for the same configuration.
We expect the price of Gionee M12 to start at Rs 27,500 in Nepal, if it launches.