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Entry-level Gionee P8W will Launch in India Soon: Report

Gionee will soon be launching the Gionee P8W smartphone in India, reports suggest. If it is true, you can expect Gionee to introduce the successor to the earlier entry-level Gionee P5W in India anytime soon. On the design front, the Gionee P8W flaunts a polycarbonate body with curved rear edges, something Gionee is boasting of as ‘3D back-arc’ design. Enough about the phone’s externals, let us delve into its internals.

Gionee P5W

Gionee P5W

To begin with the specs rundown of the Gionee P8W, it uses the similar 5-inch IPS display featuring 1280 x 720 pixels HD resolution. What all are hidden inside are a 1.3GHz MediaTek MT6735 quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, and 16GB built-in storage (expandable up to 128GB). Regarding the camera, the Gionee P8W seems to be an upgrade over its predecessor. It houses an 8MP autofocus rear camera, which comes paired with LED flash. Also, there is a 5MP fixed focus snapper up front for dealing with selfies.

It packs in Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system with Gionee’s Amigo 3.5 traditional outfit on top. Furthermore, it equips a 2300mAh battery under the hood. Moving on, the Gionee P8W is said to come with the heavy amount of bloatware pre-installed, which is certainly not good news. The reason being, the phone runs with 16GB storage, which seems to be lesser already than the standard storage offerings these days. If the company allows bloatware to eat into your phone’s storage any further, you might run out of enough memory sooner than expected. However, we are not sure at this moment if deleting the bloatware would be easier or not.

That aside, the Gionee P8W features connectivity options like 4G, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, 3.5mm audio jack, and microUSB 2.0 port. We, however, are not sure just yet if it supports voice calling over LTE. Unfortunately, the device lacks fingerprint scanner.

In other news, Gionee recently announced the Gionee A57 in India, which recently went up for sale at Rs 14,990.

Specifications of the Gionee P8W

Display 5-inch HD
Processor 1.3GHz MediaTek MT6735 Quad-Core
RAM 1GB
Internal storage 16GB (Expandable Up To 128GB)
Camera 8MP Rear / 5MP Front
Operating System Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Battery 2300mAh
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Tanmay Patange

Associate Editor at Pricebaba, Tanmay is working in the tech writing and content industry since 2011. His experience ranges from writing all thing tech, and sometimes with a pinch of salt. He admires Silicon Valley and HBO Newsroom the most and has a dream of becoming the next Will McAvoy some day. Contact him at [email protected]

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