Gionee GN8001 with 6″ display, 5020mAh battery receives network certification


A new, rather unexpected Gionee phone has been spied at in China, sporting some intriguing specifications.

Featuring a model name ‘GN8001’, the phone has a 5020mAh battery and a massive 6-inch display. The battery capacity suggests the GN8001 will be a phone from the ‘Marathon’ series which is full of phones with larger-than-average batteries.

The 6-inch display will be an AMOLED 1920 x 1080p panel, which is an interesting choice. Along with that, this Gionee phone will have an octa-core 1.3GHz processor; we assume it’ll be nothing but the MediaTek MT6753. To further confuse you about the device’s exact placement (mid-range vs flagship), Gionee will ship the phone with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of on-board storage, which will be expandable by another 128GB via microSD.

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Cameras on this massive phone will be 13 mega-pixel on the rear and a 5 mega-pixel one on the front, so nothing out of the ordinary here. Gionee have gone for the ‘bezel-less’ look here, something we’ve seen on a fe phones including the Letv Le 1 and Elephone P8000. That is not to say that there wont be any bezels; there most certainly will be some nice and thick black stripes on either side.

The rear of this phone actually reminds me of the Oukitel U10 (review)… take a look for yourself.

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12 Comments

  1. MattD
    November 16, 2015

    Spec wise, it’s similar to the upcoming ulefone power, with a bigger screen and smaller battery perhaps… There are not many battery-phones actually not stuck with a mt6735p out there, so it’s really interesting, but he problem here are the 350/400$ gionee will ask for this, standing against the ~200$ retail price from ulefone… We’ve got to consider the average higher quality of gionee though…

    • balcobomber25
      November 16, 2015

      There’s really very little real world difference between the 53 and 35. The major difference is Octa vs Quad core, which the advantages of are debated by many. Overall they are very similar chips with similar performance, the 53 has a slight edge but not enough to make a meaningful difference.

      • MattD
        November 16, 2015

        While i agree about the subtext of your words (6735 is a nice soc if well-used), i really think that the difference in raw power between a 6753 @1.5ghz and a 6735p @1.0ghz is not that small!
        But the main difference imho is about the gpu: according to some sources I’ve read, the one found on board of the 6753 has 1 core more and maybe is higher clocked too… I’m not a gamer, and i don’t know how exactly this would affect my average use, but i think that i’d like to buy something with that extra power, just in case!

        • balcobomber25
          November 16, 2015

          I’ve used both and on paper the 53 has the edge, in actual execution you’ll never notice it. As for GPU they are both based on the Mali 720 which is an entry level GPU meant for light gaming.

          • MattD
            November 17, 2015

            I know mali 720 is an entry level gpu, but i think the mp3 version on the 53 is better than the mp2 on the 35, possibly further underclocked on the p version of the chip. Anyway, maybe in the real use it doesn’t really change anything, and i have no reason to think you’re wrong since you actually had phones with both chips…

            Still i want something better than the 6735, even if i wouldn’t really use all of that power 😛

            • balcobomber25
              November 17, 2015

              The difference between the mp3 and 2 is very minor. There is a small performance difference but not enough to really make a difference. The power difference between the 53 and 35 is very minor, if you want a more powerful chip 6752 or 6795 is the better choice.

  2. MattD
    November 16, 2015

    Spec wise, it’s similar to the upcoming ulefone power, with a bigger screen and smaller battery perhaps… There are not many battery-phones actually not stuck with a mt6735p out there, so it’s really interesting, but he problem here are the 350/400$ gionee will ask for this, standing against the ~200$ retail price from ulefone… We’ve got to consider the average higher quality of gionee though…

    • balcobomber25
      November 16, 2015

      There’s really very little real world difference between the 53 and 35. The major difference is Octa vs Quad core, which the advantages of are debated by many. Overall they are very similar chips with similar performance, the 53 has a slight edge but not enough to make a meaningful difference.

    • MattD
      November 16, 2015

      While i agree about the subtext of your words (6735 is a nice soc if well-used), i really think that the difference in raw power between a 6753 @1.5ghz and a 6735p @1.0ghz is not that small!
      But the main difference imho is about the gpu: according to some sources I’ve read, the one found on board of the 6753 has 1 core more and maybe is higher clocked too… I’m not a gamer, and i don’t know how exactly this would affect my average use, but i think that i’d like to buy something with that extra power, just in case!

    • balcobomber25
      November 16, 2015

      I’ve used both and on paper the 53 has the edge, in actual execution you’ll never notice it. As for GPU they are both based on the Mali 720 which is an entry level GPU meant for light gaming.

    • MattD
      November 17, 2015

      I know mali 720 is an entry level gpu, but i think the mp3 version on the 53 is better than the mp2 on the 35, possibly further underclocked on the p version of the chip. Anyway, maybe in the real use it doesn’t really change anything, and i have no reason to think you’re wrong since you actually had phones with both chips…

      Still i want something better than the 6735, even if i wouldn’t really use all of that power 😛

    • balcobomber25
      November 17, 2015

      The difference between the mp3 and 2 is very minor. There is a small performance difference but not enough to really make a difference. The power difference between the 53 and 35 is very minor, if you want a more powerful chip 6752 or 6795 is the better choice.