Gionee M12

The Gionee M12 has been launched in Nigeria and is readily available. It is available in two variants and you get to decide the one that you prefer.

Some of the interesting features to look out for in the phone include awesome camera set up, a fingerprint scanner, amongst other lovely features.

Gionee M12

Price – 75,000 NGN

The Helio A22 variant of the M12 is 75,000 NGN and you can get the other model for about 85,000 NGN. You can get it from online stores, e-commerce sites, your trusted gadget store in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt or directly from distributors in various locations across the country.


M12 Specifications

Design and Display

The body of the M12 is of plastic and not glass. Some people are of the opinion that a phone with a plastic build offers more durability than those with a glass build, but to each his own right?

Generally, the design and build of the smartphone is quite nice. The rear panel is home to the rear cameras as well as a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. When it comes to dimensions, the device measures 163.9 x 76.8 x 9.3 mm and has a weight of 196 grams.

Upfront is a 6.55-inch IPS LCD screen with an HD+ resolution of 720 x 1600 pixels as well as a 20:9 aspect ratio. The device provides the phone users with a 91 percent screen-to-body ratio.


M12 Camera

The selfie camera of the smartphone is placed in a punch hole on the display of the device, just on the upper-left corner. It is a 16-megapixel camera for your amazing selfies.

On the rear of the phone, you will see the rear cameras arranged vertically. The rear camera set up comprises of a 48-megapixel Samsung GD1 lens with f/1.79 aperture, a 5-megapixel ultrawide shooter with 115-degree FOV, as well as a pair of 2-megapixel auxiliary lenses.

The camera is accompanied by an LED flash for clearer pictures. It also supports Panorama, HDR and has the ability to record 1080p videos.


Hardware and Software

Under the hood of the Gionee M12 is MediaTek Helio A25 chipset, operating at 4×1.8 GHz octa-core processor. The other variant of the device features Mediatek MT6762 Helio P22 running at 2.0 GHz octa-core.

The two variants have 12nm process technology as well as a PowerVR GE8320 graphics card.

When it comes to memory and storage capacity, one of the variants boasts of 4GB RAM/ 64GB inbuilt memory, while the other features 6GB RAM/128GB inbuilt memory.

You will also be glad to know that there is provision for a microSD card which provides the means to expand or improve storage capacity.


Battery and Network

Powering this device is a 5100mAh non-removable battery with 10W charging. This battery capacity is substantial and will get the job of powering the device done properly.

The smartphone also boasts of Bluetooth, USB-C, dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, GPS, as well as a 3.5mm audio jack. The phone users will equally appreciate the rear-facing fingerprint reader that the phone comes with, as this improves phone/data security.

The mobile phone runs with Android 10 OS.

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