The Gionee F5 has just been unveiled and it's already available in China. The mid-range smartphone leaked last December courtesy of TENAA, so we knew what to expect, but Gionee still managed to surprise us.
The F5 is now available in gold and rose gold paintjobs in China. The phone packs a 5.3" IPS display of 720p resolution and runs on the dated MT6750 chipset with an octa-core Cortex-A53 processor, Mali-T860MP2 GPU, and 4GB of RAM.
The Gionee F5 comes with a pretty standard imaging department - there is a 13MP main camera with a LED flash and an 8MP selfie snapper.
Finally, the F5 is powered by a 4,000 mAh battery and comes with Android 6.0 Marshmallow pre-installed, as well as the latest Amigo launcher.
You are probably wondering about the surprise we mentioned earlier. It's the retail price of CNY 1,799 or about $260. That's pretty much twice the Meizu M5, which has similar specs and is considered as an entry-level smartphone.
The Gionee F5 is currently available in China, and we don't have any information regarding potential international expansion.