Gionee S9 specifications, reviews, price, pictures

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Gionee S9 Summary and Introduction

Gionee S9 smartphone was launched in November 2016 with its design looking like that of the iPhone 7. The new S9 device from Gionee is a successor to the Gionee S8 moniker with some upgrade in most critical areas like; the screen sizes, dual camera setups, and fast chipset for better performance. The device will be available in two variants; the base model and another with the name – Gionee S9T.

The major differences between the two high-end smartphones are their processor speed and body design; Gionee S9T runs 2.0GHz, which is superior (in both data processing speed and information speed) to the S9 and is heavier in weight. Apart from these, they share the same features.

According to specs write ups, Gionee S9, and S9T sports a 5.5-inch IPS LCD display with its screen brightness resting on 1080 x 1920p, the same resolution on the predecessor; Gionee S8. The device runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow with an upgrade to Andriod 7.0 Nougat expected to hit the operating system as soon as possible.

Gionee S9 ticks on a MediaTek Helio P10 chipset that has an octa-core processor running at speed of up to 1.0GHz while the S9T packs faster processor of 2.0GHz. The RAM inside is 4GB for flexible multitasking along with massive 64GB of storage (expandable to 256GB via a microSD card).

Resolution 1080 by 1920 pixel
Display5.5 inches
OSAmigo UI and Android Marshmallow
Rear CameraDual, 13-megapixel and 5-megapixel
Front Camera13-megapixel
microSD StorageUp to 128GB

Price: How much does Gionee S9 cost?

You can get the Gionee S9 in the US for $248 while the price on Canada starts at $299 depending on online retailer you choose from below. In Australia, the price starts at $305 but the price of Gionee S9 in UK is £189 while the EU countries can buy Gionee S9 for €199. In Africa, you can buy the Gionee S9 in Nigeria for ₦85,000 and Kenya for KSh 23,200 while in Asia, specifically India, the price of Gionee S9 is RS 14,999.

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Gionee S9 comes with a very sleek design so similar to that of iPhone 7, it is surrounded with a metallic body design. Embedded into its home button is a fingerprint sensor which can be used to unlock the smartphone using biometric verification. Gionee S9 has a curved edges and a 2.5D curved glass as well.


The Gionee S9 LTPS IPS LCD capacitive AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display occupies approximately 70.8% of the smartphone body, setting the screen display size at 5.5 inches with screen resolution at 1080 by 1920 pixels and screen density, PPI at 401 pixels per inch.


Gionee S9 runs on Amigo 3.5 UI and Android Marshmallow operating system with performance backed by a 4GB RAM and Octa-core processing unit clocking at speeds of 4×2.0 GHz and 4×1.0 GHz. The Internal storage size of the Gionee phone is available at 64GB with expandable memory via microSD card of up to 128GB.

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Gionee S9 has both a rear or primary camera and a front or secondary camera. Gionee S9 comes with dual rear or primary camera with 13-megapixel and 5-megapixel while a 13-megapixel front or secondary camera with is stationed for additional camera support.

Battery and Sensors

Gionee S9 packs a non-removable Li-Ion 3000mAh to power all the above features and more, like the connectivity options which includes WI-Fi, 4G LTE, Bluetooth, GPS and sensors which includes finger print sensor, gyroscope, accelerometer, proximity, compass and light sensor.

Smartphone Design
Device NameGionee S9
TypeTouchscreen smartphone
Released DateReleased November 2016
Dimensions and Size154.2 x 76.4 x 7.4 mm (6.07 x 3.01 x 0.29 inches)
Weight (in grams)168.2 g
ColorsBlack, Gold and Rose Gold
Number of SIMTwo
SIMHybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Water ResistanceNo
Dust ResistanceNo
TypeNon-removable Li-Ion
Battery Capacity3000 mAh
Talk time
Fast ChargeNo
Wireless ChargingNo
Screen TypeLTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Screen Size (inches)5.5 inches
Screen-to-body-ratioApproximately 70.8%
Resolution1080 x 1920 pixels
Pixels Per Inch (PPI)401 ppi pixel density
Colors16 million colors
Screen ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 4
Operating SystemAmigo 3.5 UI / Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Processor Type or ChipsetMediatek Helio P10
ProcessorOcta-core (4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.0 GHz Cortex-A53)
Internal Storage64GB
Expandable StorageYes
Expandable Storage TypemicroSD
Maximum Expandable Storage128GB
Front or Secondary13-megapixel
Rear or PrimaryDual 13-megapixel + 5-megapixel
FeaturesPhase detection autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR
Wifi or Wi-FiYes
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
BluetoothYes v4.0
Infrared portNo
RadioFM radio
USBmicroUSB 2.0
USB On-The-GoNo
Headphone3.5mm jack
Network TechnologyGSM / HSPA / LTE
Iris scannerNo
FingerprintYes – Front mounted
Compass or MagnetometerYes
Heart rateNo
Light SensorYes

Gionee S9 Specs

“From Smartphone to Smilephone”. Gionee Communication Equipment Co. Ltd also known as Gionee was founded in 2002 with HQ in Shenzhen, Guangdong is a Chinese based smartphone manufacturer whose products (mostly Android smartphones in the low and mid-range segments) are currently available in over 50 countries including India, Nigeria, Vietnam, Taiwan, Myanmar, Thailand, Philippines and the Middle East amongst others.

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