Gionee launches S6 Pro with 4GB of RAM and fingerprint scanner


Gionee, the Chinese company known for its slim designs and long-lasting batteries, is back with yet another launch. The latest offering from the Chinese company is the S6 Pro, a successor to the S6.

The S6 Pro has a 5.5-inch IPS 2.5D curved glass display with 1080p resolution. It is powered by an upgraded 1.8GHz octa-core MediTek Helio P10 chipset, Mali-T860MP2 GPU with 4GB of RAM. It runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Amigo 3.2 OS on top of it. There is a 13-megapixel rear camera with enhanced phase detect Autofocus, and an upgraded 8-megapixel front camera for selfies. Also, the device now has 64GB of internal memory, which can be expanded up to 256GB using the microSD card slot. However, do note that it is a hybrid Dual-SIM slot that can accept two Nano-SIM cards.

In terms of connectivity, the S6 Pro has Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS, 4G LTE connectivity (band 40 and VoLTE), USB-OTG, and a USB Type-C port. It has a proximity sensor, an accelerometer, a magnetometer, an ambient light sensor, a motion sensor and a gyroscope. The S6 Pro is powered by a non-removable 3,130mAh battery.

Compared to its predecessor, the S6 Pro now comes with a fingerprint scanner embedded on the home button, that the company claims can unlock in just 0.1 seconds. Also, the device is now available in more colour options: gold, silver and rose gold. The S6 Pro is 7.6mm thin and weighs 170 grams.

The S6 Pro is priced at CNY 1,999 (around Rs.20,000) and can be bought online from Gionee’s Shop and TMall. The device is currently available only in China and there has been no mention of its availability in other regions as yet.