Gionee is betting heavily on the Indian market by delivering promise on the Make in India initiative and launching its high-end products. However, all the smartphones these days suffer from the same problem – battery life.
Despite technologies like Quick Charge and Dash Charge, users complain about quick battery drainage and it spoils the user experience. With all the high-end specs, the smartphones are unable to optimize their battery life and often become dead in a few hours of usage.
To provide a balance between high-end specifications and battery life, Gionee has decided to announce a phone, internally named M2017, that will have all the specs you would see in an expensive phone, along with 7000 mAh battery.
According to a TENAA listing of a handset, a few images of the phone were leaked and the specifications were noted. The phone is seen to be similar to Gionee S9 that was recently launched in China.
Take a look at the expected specifications –
- 5.7-inch qHD AMOLED display
- Android Marshmallow 6.0.1
- Octa-core 1.96 GHz MediaTek helio P10 SoC coupled with 6GB RAM and 128GB internal memory
- 12MP+13MP dual-rear camera with flash, 8MP front-facing camera
- Fingerprint scanner on the home button
The device’s pricing and launch date have not been confirmed yet, but the company should launch the phone early next year. Gionee already has a marathon series, that focuses specifically on battery life. The latest phone in the series, Marathon M5 sports 6020 mAh battery and the M2017 could be a successor to it.
Is a bigger battery the best solution?
Having a bigger battery at a time when smartphones are getting thinner and more powerful isn’t the best solution. However, it is right now the only solution because R&D teams across the world haven’t been able to develop batteries for smartphones that could last longer on such powerhouse specs.
Another problem is that a 7000 mAh battery could take upto 2.5 hours or even more to charge, even if there is the quick charging technology in it. Which means that it will take longer to change than a smartphone with half the battery size, and this is something not preferable by all.
All smartphone users expect at least a 2-day battery life with 1 hour of charging. That day won’t be far from reality, but such temporary solution only discourage innovative solutions. The software along with the hardware drain the battery a lot and both must work in sync to optimize it.
Having said that, if you’re not someone who cares about the charging times and would want to have a phone that lasts three days on average use, then do look forward to this smartphone in 2017.
Note: This is still a speculation