Gionee S9, S9T Launch Set for Today


Smartphone-maker Gionee is gearing up to launch its long rumoured smartphones S9 and S9T in China on Tuesday at a 2pm CST (4:30pm IST) event. The smartphones have already been spotted on Chinese certification website TENAA and the company announced last week that it will be unveiling the smartphones on November 15. The most attractive feature on these devices is expected to be the presence of dual camera setup on the rear.

Although most of the features on Gionee S9 and S9T have already been leaked, the camera panel seems to be the focus of attention for these smartphones. Leaked images of the Gionee S9 suggest that the camera panel at the back of the smartphone will be vertical in shape and will be placed right at the middle. Both smartphones are tipped to sport 13-megapixel and 5-megapixel sensors at the back. At front, the smartphones will feature a 13-megapixel camera for taking selfies.
As per the TENAA listing, the Gionee S9 is expected to sport a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) display with a 2.5D curved glass on top. The smartphone is tipped to be powered by a 1.8GHz octa-core processor with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of inbuilt storage, which will be expandable via microSD card slot (up to 128GB). The smartphone is rumoured to come with a 3000mAh battery and connectivity options are expected to include 4G LTE, GPS, Bluetooth, USB, and Wi-Fi.

Gionee S9T on the other hand is expected to come with nearly identical specifications but pack a faster processor clocked at 2GHz. The Gionee S9T is expected to weigh slightly more at 200.8 grams compared with S9, which is expected to weigh 166.5 grams. Both smartphones are expected to measure 154.2×76.4×7.4mm. The devices are expected to be available in colours silver, gold and black.

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