The Gionee S-series hasn’t seen a new model since 2017, but that is changing now – the new Gionee S12 Lite will launch in Nigeria on October 5. We don’t have pricing info yet, but this is clearly an affordable model for emerging markets.
The phone is equipped with a 6.52” IPS LCD with 720 x 1,600 px resolution (20:9). It’s running Android 10 on a MediaTek Helio A25 chipset (a chipset from earlier this year). It features eight Cortex-A53 cores at 1.8 GHz plus a PowerVR GE 8320 GPU at 600 MHz.
The chipset is paired with 3GB of RAM and 32GB storage, more can be added through the microSD card slot. This is an LTE phone with two SIM slots.
The back of the phone is home to a triple camera setup – 13MP main module, 5MP ultrawide (fixed focus lens) and a 2MP depth sensor. Also here is a fingerprint reader.
There is an 8MP selfie camera in a teardrop notch on the display. Both front and rear cameras top out at 1080p @ 30 fps video recording.
The Gionee S12 Lite is powered by a 4,000 mAh battery that charges over an outdated microUSB port. Additional connectivity includes a 3.5 mm headphone jack (with FM radio), Wi-Fi 2.4 GHz and Bluetooth 4.2 (there’s no NFC).
The phone will be available in Blue, Gray and Gray, pricing should be announced next week.
Pros: Large display Promising chipset for the price Good battery Triple cameras at THIS price point Headphone jack, FM Radio Cons: Low-res display MicroUSB 4,000mAh seems good, but not the most competitive battery capacity 2M...