Quick Look: Gionee’s $1000 M2017 smartphone

Take that Apple and Samsung: Chinese smartphone manufacturer Gionee just released the M2017 luxury phone. Design-wise the M2017 is really meant to be classy with gold edges and accents, and a special Android-based Amigo UI that sports all-gold icons and a wristwatch-style time indicator. It features a dual-curved 5.7-inch AMOLED display and runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 653 chipset with eight cores, 6 GB of RAM, and 128 GB of readable memory. The main camera is a dual-cam 12+1.3-megapixel setup while the front-facing camera is eight megapixels. But the M2017’s strongest feature is its monstrous 7000 mAh battery that boasts of up to 915 hours of standby time on a full charge of battery. Being a luxury phone, the M2017 is priced at $1000. Yes, 1000 US legal tender. That will run you about 50000 in domestic coin.

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