The last time we sawa Gionee S series smartphone was 2017 when Gionee S11 was released. That as 3 years ago. Between that time and now, the Gionee brand went bankrupt and underwent a resurrection, and now, like the legendary Phoenix, it is rising out of its own ashes with new smartphone models. Gionee S12 has a much larger display than the S11 and this time, in line with current trends, it sports a quad camera at the back.
Gionee S12 Full Specifications, Features, Photos
Mobile Wireless Network and Software
- 2G mobile network bands: GSM, GPRS, EDGE 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz.
- 3G mobile network bands: UMTS, WCDMA, HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
- 4G mobile network bands: LTE + VoLTE 1(2100) / 3(1800) / 5(850) / 7(2600) / 8(900) / 34(2000) / 38(2600) / 39(1900) / 40(2300) / 41(2500)
- 5G mobile network bands: No.
- SIM Type: Nano-SIM, Dual SIM
- Software / OS: Android 10 + Amigo UI
Design, Form Factor, Appearance
- Dimensions: 163.3 x 76.4 x 8.9 mm
- Weight: g
- Display: 6.52 inches, 720 × 1600 pixels, 20:9 aspect ratio, 2.5D curved glass, IPS LCD screen
- Colours: Blue, Gold, Rose Gold.
- Physical Build: Platic.
Internal Hardware Specs
- Processor Type: 64-bit, 1.8 GHz Octa-core, Cortex-AX
- Processor Name: Mediatek MT6762D Helio A25
- Graphics Processor: PowerVR GE8320
- RAM: 4 GB / 6 GB
- Internal Storage: 64 GB / 128 GB
- External Storage: microSD, up to 256 GB
Photography, Video Recording
- Rear Quad Camera: 16 MP main lens + 8 MP wideangle lens + 2 MP macro lens + 2 MP depth sensor, AI, LED flash, 1080p@30fps video recording
- Front-facing Camera: 13 MP, Face Recognition, 1080p@30fps video capture
Audio, Video Playback
- Music Support: PCM, AAC / AAC + / eAAC + / MP3 / AMR – NB / WB / APE
- Audio: 3.5 mm audio jack
- Loudspeaker: Mono speakers
- Video Support: H.264/MP4/MPEG4 player
- FM Radio: Yes.
- Digital Compass: No.
- Accelerometer: Yes.
- Proximity Sensor: Yes.
- Ambient Light Sensor: Yes.
- Barometer: No.
- Pedometer: No.
- Heart Rate Monitor: No.
- Gyroscope (G-Sensor): Yes.
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes; rear-mounted.
- Face Unlock: Yes.
- Iris Scanner: No.
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: No.
- Voice Control: No.
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes; Google Assistant.
- Infra-red Sensor: No.
- Bluetooth: v4.2, A2DP
- WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
- GPS: Yes, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
- USB: microUSB v2.0. USB-On-the Go.
- NFC: No.
Miscellaneous Specs and Features
- Battery Type and Capacity: Non-Removable Lithium-Polymer 4000 mAh
- Battery Charging:
- Wireless Charging: No.
- Reverse Charging: No.
- Model Version/Number: N/A.
Gionee S12 Price and Launch Date
- Announced: July 2020
- Release Date: July 2020
- Country Availability: Nigeria. Ghana. Kenya. South Africa. Senegal. Tanzania. Cote D’Ivoire. India. Pakistan. Bangladesh.
- Price: The 4GB / 64 GB variant carries a price tag of $145 (₦64,500 in Nigeria).
Questions and Answers about Gionee S12
Here are answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about Gionee S12.
Is Gionee S12 a 4G phone?
Yes; the S12 is a 4G LTE smartphone with dual SIM card slots.
Does Gionee S12 have a fingerprint scanner?
Yes; Gionee S12 has a fingerprint reader at the rear side of the phone.
Does Gionee S12 have Gorilla Glass?
No; the S12 does not have Gorilla Glass protection on its screen.
Does Gionee S12 have quick charging?
It is not clear whether the S12 has quick charging technology.
Will Gionee S12 work in USA?
Gionee S12 has limited network support across various US carriers like AT&T, Verizon, Metro PCS, Sprint, T-Mobile, Virgin Mobile, Cricket, Boost Mobile, H2O Wireless, Ting, US Cellular, Lyca Mobile, PureTalk, Consumer Cellular, Ultra Mobile, Straight Talk, Red Pocket Mobile, Jolt, Airvoice Wireless, and Google Fi. What this means that some bands are supported, while others are not. You will have to make enquiries from your carrier to know what bands/frequencies are supported on them.
What is the price of Gionee S12? How much does it sell for?
The price of Gionee S12 in Nigeria is N64,000 for the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variant.
MobilityArena Buyer’s Guide Verdict
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Phone Review Rating
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