It may have a 7000mAh battery but this Gionee is ugly

gionee m2017

Gionee has launched some rather pretty phones recently, so it’s almost like they’ve created the Gionee M2017 to balance things out.

Gionee’s international presence is growing but they still have an eye on China and the markets there which explains why the Gionee M2017 has been spied at TENAA.

As anyone with eyes can see, the Gionee M2017 isn’t the best-looking phone on the market, in fact it looks rather over-designed, like one of those pricey Vertu devices, and that’s the effect they are after.

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China’s wealthy will soon be in spending mode for the upcoming Chinese Spring Festival and they’ll be wanting devices like this to show off in front of their peers.

Specs confirmed by the TENAA listing include a 7000mAh battery, 5.7-inch display, 6GB RAM, 128GB internal memory, dual rear camera design, 8 megapixel front camera and Snapdragon 652 chipset. It also appears that the phone has a fingerprint scanner below the display too.

We’re expecting the price of the M2017 is going to be high and also expect some pretty premium materials used in the build too including leather, alloy and maybe even some gold.

What do you think of the design? Ugly or are we being harsh?

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  1. MattD
    November 22, 2016

    Sorry gionee… Huge battery, dual camera, good soc, specs sheet makes me wet, but… I’d like to use the phone too, and with that look I would feel ashamed to take it out of my pocket, so… No go…

  2. Karly Johnston
    November 23, 2016

    They are finally using Snapdragon, too bad ugly af and loaded with spyware.

  3. Gousgounis
    November 23, 2016

    You are beeing harsh.
    If it was an elephone, the title would be “The most beautiful phone ever”

  4. oz
    November 23, 2016

    Its Ok and definitely not ugly. Oppo and Sony makes good looking phones

  5. Yeti hand
    November 23, 2016

    Woow, if it was over 6″ I would consider it

  6. November 23, 2016

    The front is actually not bad, but the back side needs to be covered up.

  7. Coinphone
    November 24, 2016

    Actually it looks quite good. Not close to fugly. If they ditch the back silver panel it would be a beautiful phone! And the design is rather unique. But didn’t say about the back camera’s resolution. Let’s wait for the price…

  8. Joel Adames
    November 28, 2016

    A bit too harsh, I do like this tipe of design

  9. Steven Pearson
    January 2, 2017

    who designed it? -_-