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
Display 5.5 inches
OS Amigo UI and Android Marshmallow
Rear Camera Dual, 13-megapixel and 5-megapixel
Front Camera 13-megapixel
microSD Storage Up to 128GB
Battery 3000mAH
Design Aluminum
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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 Name Gionee S9
Type Touchscreen smartphone
Released Date Released November 2016
Dimensions and Size 154.2 x 76.4 x 7.4 mm (6.07 x 3.01 x 0.29 inches)
Weight (in grams) 168.2 g
Colors Black, Gold and Rose Gold
Number of SIM Two
SIM Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Water Resistance No
Dust Resistance No
Type Non-removable Li-Ion
Battery Capacity 3000 mAh
Talk time
Fast Charge No
Wireless Charging No
Screen Type LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Screen Size (inches) 5.5 inches
Screen-to-body-ratio Approximately 70.8%
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
Pixels Per Inch (PPI) 401 ppi pixel density
Colors 16 million colors
Screen Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 4
Operating System Amigo 3.5 UI / Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Processor Type or Chipset Mediatek Helio P10
Processor Octa-core (4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.0 GHz Cortex-A53)
Internal Storage 64GB
Expandable Storage Yes
Expandable Storage Type microSD
Maximum Expandable Storage 128GB
Front or Secondary 13-megapixel
Rear or Primary Dual 13-megapixel + 5-megapixel
Features Phase detection autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR
Wifi or Wi-Fi Yes
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth Yes v4.0
GPS Yes. A-GPs
Infrared port No
Radio FM radio
USB microUSB 2.0
USB On-The-Go No
Headphone 3.5mm jack
Network Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
4G LTE Yes
Iris scanner No
Fingerprint Yes – Front mounted
Gyroscope Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Proximity Yes
Compass or Magnetometer Yes
Barometer No
Heart rate No
SpO2 No
Light Sensor Yes

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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