Gionee launched the M6 and M6 Plus smartphones at an event in Beijing not very long ago. Both smartphones comes with an inbuilt data encryption chip that ensures extra security of user’s communication and content but before getting excited about that, its an all Chinese affair.
The chip will only be available on the China variants of the smartphones, with global variants having to make do with only the fingerprint sensors. The Gionee M6 will be available from August 6, while the Gionee M6 Plus will be available from August 13 in the Chinese market and global market.
Both the smartphones will be made available in Champagne Gold and Mocha Gold colour options, one of the selling points of the M6 and M6 plus is the data encryption chip embedded inside the smartphones. This brings the ability to protect users from malware, while also securing IM communication content from being decrypted easily.
Starting with the Gionee M6, it supports dual-SIM dual standby, and runs on Android Marshmallow with Amigo 3.5 OS. It features a 5.5-inch full HD (1920×1080 pixels) Amoled display with 401ppi pixel density, 100 percent NTSC gamut, and 2.5D curved glass protection.
The smartphone uses a 64-bit 1.8GHz MediaTek Helio P10 octa-core processor paired with 4GB RAM.
There is a provisional 64GB and 128GB storage options with the option to expand further up to 256GB via a microSD card slot.
Cameras available are 13-megapixel rear camera with PDAF and LED flash and 8-megapixel selfie camera. The Gionee M6 packs a huge 5000mAh battery which claims to last up to 6.4 hours of video playback, 55 hours of continuous call, and 794 hours (33 days) of stand-by time.
It also supports fast charging technology, and the company claims that the M6 can fully charge in just two hours, similar feature we saw in the Oukitel K6000 pro.
The fingerprint scanner is housed inside the home button in the front panel, it can be used for security purposes on the device.
Connectivity options include 4G LTE, 3G, GPRS/EDGE, Wi-Fi, GPS/AGPS, Bluetooth, WLAN, USB OTG, and Micro-USB port. The dimensions measure at 152.3 x 75.3 x 8.2mm and the Gionee M6 weighs 180 grams.
For the Gionee M6 Plus
It is the larger one in both devices having a 6-inch full HD (1920×1080 pixels) Amoled display space. The smartphone sports a 16-megapixel rear camera with dual LED flash, and an 8-megapixel front camera.
The battery offered is at 6,020mAh battery, the dimensions measure at 160.5 x 80.6 x 8.2mm, and the weight of the Gionee M6 Plus is at 215 grams. All the other specifications remain the same as the M6 smartphone.
Differences between Gionee M6 and Gionee M6 Plus
There are no much differences between the M6 and M6 plus but it’s handy to spot out the few differences in both device.
- Screen size: the major noticeable difference is in there display estate, the M6 screen measures 5.5 inches while the M6 Plus crams a screen that measures 6.0 inches, the display resolution in both phones remains the same: 1080 pixels by 1920 pixels.
- Another outstanding difference can be found in the battery department, while the M6 rocks a 5,000 mAh of non removable battery, the M6 Plus was given a bigger battery juice of 6,020 mAh of non removable battery.
- The Gionee M6 plus uses a 16MP shooter for the primary camera while the Gionee M6 has a 13MP camera at the back for primary camera purposes which leads us to another difference in the list.
- There is also a difference in both phones’ dimension, 152.3 x 75.3 x 8.2 mm, 180 grams for Gionee M6 And 160.5 x 80.6 x 8.2mm, 215 grams for the M6 Plus.
- Oh yeah, there is also a difference in there price tag as well and that is worth mentioning, the Gionee M6 is priced at $406 for the 64GB storage variant and $436 for the 128GB storage variant. The Gione M6 Plus 64GB variant is priced at $455 and the 128GB variant is priced at $480.
Detailed specs of the Gionee Marathon M6 and M6 plus
|2G Network||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900|
|3G Network||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO / TD-SCDMA
|4G Network||LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 7(2600), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)|
|SIM||Dual SIM (Micro-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Status||Launched: August 2016|
|Dimensions||152.3 x 75.3 x 8.2 mm , 180 grams for Gionee M6.
160.5 x 80.6 x 8.2mm, 215 grams for the M6 Plus.
|Colors||Champagne Gold and Mocha Gold|
|Type||AMOLED Capacitive, multitouch touchscreen with 16,000,000 colors|
|Size||5.5 inches for the M6 and 6.0 inches for its bigger brother.
1920 x 1080 pixels, 401 pixels per inch for both phones.
Memory And OS
|Card slot||MicroSD, up to 256GB|
|Internal||64GB and 128GB versions|
|OS||Android 6.0 marshmallow with Amigo 3.5|
|Processors||Quad-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53
Mediatek MT6755 Helio P10 chipset
|Alert types||Vibration, MP3 ringtones|
|Audio port||3.5mm jack|
|4G||LTE Cat6 300/50 Mbps|
|WIFI||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/ac/b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct|
|Bluetooth||Version 4.0, A2DP|
|GPS||A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS|
|USB||MicroUSB v2.0 with USB on the go|
|Primary||For the M6: 13 MP, f/2.0, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED flash
For the M6 plus: 16MP, f/2.0, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED flash.
1/3″ sensor size, 1.12 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR
|Secondary||8MP, f/2.2, 1/4″ sensor size, 1.12 µm pixel size|
|Capacity||For M6: non-removeable 5000mAh Li-Po battery
For M6 Plus: non-removeable 6020mAh Li-Po battery
|Sensors||Fingerprint sensor, Accelerometer, Proximity, Gyroscope, Light sensor|
|Messaging||SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM|
|Miscellaneous||– Fast battery charging
– Reverse charging
– MP4/H.264 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
– Active noise cancellation mic
|Price level||Gionee M6: $406 for the 64GB storage variant and $436 for the 128GB storage variant.
Gione M6 Plus: 64GB variant is priced at $455 and the 128GB variant for $480.