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Gionee M12 Specs, Price, and Best Deals

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The Gionee M12 is a decent smartphone that was announced in China and later launched in Nigeria. The handset comes in two versions. It parades the trending punch-hole screen and a 48-megapixel quad-camera configuration.

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Gionee M12 Key Specs & Features

  • 6.55 inches IPS LCD Display, 720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~268 ppi)
  • Android 10
  • Octa-core MediaTek Helio A25 (12 nm) – Model 1
  • Octa-core Mediatek MT6762 Helio P22 (12 nm) – Model 2
  • 4GB RAM, 6GB RAM
  • 64GB, 128GB Built-in Storage up to 128GB Memory Card
  • 48 MP + 5 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP Quad Rear Cameras
  • 16 MP Front Camera
  • Fingerprint Scanner
  • 4G LTE Network
  • Non-Removable Li-Po 5100 mAh Battery

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Design and Display

The Gionee M12 has a nice body that is wrapped with all plastic which is more durable than a glass body. The panel is housing the quad-camera setup and a rear-mounted fingerprint. The phone measures 163.9 x 76.8 x 9.3 mm and weighs 196 grams.

On the front, it has a glass fitted with a 6.55-inch IPS LCD screen that provides an HD+ resolution of 720 x 1600 pixels and a 20:9 aspect ratio. The Gionee M12 offers a screen-to-body ratio of 91 percent.

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On the upper-left corner of the screen is a punch-hole that features a 16-megapixel front-facing camera. The backside has a vertical camera setup that includes a 48-megapixel Samsung GD1 lens with f/1.79 aperture, an additional 5-megapixel ultrawide shooter with 115-degree FOV, and a pair of 2-megapixel auxiliary lenses. The camera has LED flash, HDR, panorama, and can shoot 1080p videos quality.

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Hardware and Software

The Gionee M12 is powered by MediaTek Helio A25 chipset clocking at 4×1.8 GHz octa-core processor while the second model has Mediatek MT6762 Helio P22 clocked at 2.0 GHz octa-core.

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They are both paired with 12nm process technology and they have a PowerVR GE8320 graphics card. On the inbuilt memory, the first has 64GB with 4GB RAM while the second model is equipped with 128GB and 6GB RAM.

Battery and Network

The Gionee M12 is backed by a non-removable battery of 5,100mAh that supports 10W charging. You will also get some other features on the phone such as dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth, GPS, USB-C, a rear-facing fingerprint reader, and a 3.5mm audio jack. It’s powered by Android 10 OS and has a microSD card slot for additional storage.

Gionee M12 Price and Availability

The Gionee M12 is now available for purchase and it’s currently selling for $196 which is about 75,000 Naira for the Helio A22 variant while the other model costs 85,000 Naira (~$223). In Ghana, the handset will sell starting from 1,150 Ghs and 22,000 Ksh in Kenya.

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Gionee M12 Specs

Here are a few specs of the Gionee M12:

General Features

  • Platform: Android 10
  • Processor: MediaTek Helio A25 (12 nm) – model 1, Octa-core (4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.5 GHz Cortex-A53) – model 1, Mediatek MT6762 Helio P22 (12 nm) – model 2, Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 – model 2
  • GPU: PowerVR GE8320
  • Memory: 4GB, 6GB RAM
  • Colours: Magic Green, Dazzling Black
  • Dimension: 163.9 x 76.8 x 9.3 mm
  • Weight: 196 g
  • SIM Type: Nano-SIM, dual stand-by
  • SIM Count: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)


  • Display: 6.55 inches IPS LCD Display, 720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~268 ppi)
  • Screen Protection: Yes
  • Foldable Display: No


  • Rear Camera: 48 MP, f/1.8, (wide), PDAF + 5 MP, f/2.2, 115˚, (ultrawide) + 2 MP (depth) + 2 MP (depth) Quad Cameras, [email protected]
  • Rear Camera Features: LED flash, HDR, panorama
  • Front Camera: 16 MP Camera


  • Built-in Storage: 64GB, 128GB
  • Memory Card Support: Yes, microSDXC
  • Bundled Cloud Storage: Yes

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes, GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
  • 2G CDMA 1X: Yes
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes, HSDPA 900 / 1900
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: Yes
  • 4G LTE: Yes, 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 40
  • 5G: No

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: Yes
  • CDMA EVDO: Yes
  • 4G LTE: Yes
  • 5G: No
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, hotspot
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP
  • NFC: No
  • Infrared Blaster: No
  • USB Port: USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go


  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol: Yes


  • Music Player: Yes
  • Video Player: Yes
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes


  • Navigation: Yes
  • Maps: Yes

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: No
  • SpO2: No
  • Pedometer: No
  • Heart Rate Monitor: No
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes
  • Iris Scanner: No
  • Face Unlock: Yes
  • Stylus Pen: No
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: Yes
  • Voice Control: Yes

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
  • Wireless Charging: No
  • Built-in Mobile Payment: No
  • Water Resistant: No
  • Dust Resistant: No
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: Yes


  • Battery: Li-Po 5100 mAh, non-removable Battery
  • Talktime:
  • Standby Time:
  • Fast Charging:

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