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Let's Talk About Gionee's N978,400 Priced Smartphone, The Gionee M2017.

I saw the news earlier today, but I was too weak to talk about it.

While we were still enjoying the fact that the Lagos Harmattan is here (At last!), Gionee went ahead to unveil a new smartphone — The Gionee M2017, which was leaked earlier in November and like you are going to read shortly, its biggest feature is the gargantuan battery.

The M2017 is said to have two 3,500mAh batteries (A total battery size of 7,000mAh), meant to last up to nearly 26 hours of continuous video playback. Other specs include a 5.7-inch display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440, A 6GB of RAM, an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 653 processor along with dual rear camera lenses — 12MP sensor and 13MP sensor. This is paired with an 8MP front-facing camera, a fingerprint sensor, and an Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box.

 
The M2017 doesn’t come with two key features —  the Micro SD card slot and the 3.5mm headphone jack. Yeah, Gionee has finally joined the no-headphone-jack-gang.
 
However, these missing features didn’t get a rise out of me until I saw the price tag. The M2017 will have two versions, one has 128GB of onboard storage for Yuan 6999 (about $1,007) while the version with 256GB of storage is priced at Yuan 16,999 (about $2,446)!
Guys, I  converted that to Naira, at the rate of N400, you’d have to pay about N978,400 to get the M2017.
 

 
#WhatAWawu!!
Thank God the M2017 is only available in China, for now, because bringing it to this part of the world could only spell doom for Gionee!

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23 comments on “Let's Talk About Gionee's N978,400 Priced Smartphone, The Gionee M2017.

  1. Steve says:

    They were smoking weed when setting the price of that phone. Imagine a phone of that price using a Snapdragon 6-something processor…???

  2. 50 Shades says:

    My “Mtchew” has infinite W’s behind it.

  3. prime says:

    with that money, ill buy an infinix hot s, 5 power banks, a generator plus fuel, a laptop, a pretty ok vw golf 3….with some change to spare.. real great gionee.

  4. ỌBÁDÁRÀ says:

    … WELL, THE YORÙBÁ PEOPLE HAVE AN ADAGE WHICH GOES THUS *BÍ ȘÌGÌDÌ BÁ FẸ́ ȘERA Ẹ̀ TẸ́, Á NÍ KÍ WỌ́N GBÉ ÒUN LỌ SÓDÒ LỌỌ WẸ́* HOW CAN GIONEE PRICE A PHONE WITH ONLY BEEFY BATTERY AND HIGH RAM + HIGH LARGE ROM FOR OVER A THOUSAND DOLLARS? SURELY, GIONEE MISS FIRED THEIR PRECIOUS ONE BULLET.
    I LOVE THE DESIGN, THE BATTERY AND THE MEMORY THOUGH AND THE SHAPE SHOWS THE STRONGNESS OF THE GIONEE DESIGN LANGUAGE…

  5. Kaybang says:

    phone is as generic as they come. Just features upon features to try and justify a crazy price tag. Sadly this is all android phones do now. The fate of Nokia awaits y’all.
    I can’t be the only one who doesn’t like harmattan can I? Who’s with me?

  6. Rotimi popoola says:

    Gionee and high high prices be like 5 and 6 almost 1million for a phone kilode ….. How much is land

    1. Kathy says:

      Abi o. E better make I buy land wey go appreciate any time than the phone wey go depreciate immediately you buy am.

  7. Derek Okoro says:

    The design is ugly,,y can’t some phone manufacturers see that design matters…please please misstechy do a review on infinix hot4 vs injoo max 3..

  8. iHarrie says:

    Mind-blowing specifications, but still doesn’t justify the price tag..
    #JustSaying
    Cherrio

  9. Temitope says:

    Gionee!!! U beta make it 1 million. D money wey I go use finish skul.

    1. Kemi Oguntayo says:

      ????

  10. presh says:

    money that I will use to buy camry

    1. Kemi Oguntayo says:

      Money that I will use to buy ticket to London

  11. Victor Molokwu says:

    9 Gini? This Should be a PR stunt….

  12. Adeniji Micheal says:

    Its really a joke… Its more costlier than iphone7plus. The only cool thing about this device is the Ram and Battery life….

  13. Emmy CN says:

    I’m assuming that this phone has an inbuilt hotline to the Queen’s personal number. . . What the. . .?

  14. kasy says:

    978400 n 1million whats the difference.
    but the specs are of the chainz tho.

  15. pWilliams says:

    they must be under the influence of something

  16. Ige Ebima says:

    That phone isnt for everyone ,its a limited edition phone ,so you guys should chill, after all its not the first phone to cross that line

  17. Oj_Ina says:

    ????…did my forefather smoke weed or what…. 1 Miller phone when is not that something is wrong with me, for where Naija dy, na cobweb Go destroy the phone system ni

  18. Tee says:

    I see no reason why they couldn’t put in a flagship processor to complete the package.. sd653? Rara oo.. this is like the blackberry Porsche of Android

  19. Kate says:

    I hate the design. Butter spend the money on getting a nice ride.

  20. Anonymous says:

    wow,…i am buying this phone

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