The Gionee S12 takes over as a successor to the Gionee S11 released in 2019. Making a comparison shows we are being served a bigger display, a more capable camera hardware and more. Here we explore the Gionee S12 specs and price, in a bid to help you make your purchase decision.
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Gionee S12 Key Specs & Features
- 6.52 inch IPS LCD Display, 720 x 1640 Pixels (~269 PPI)
- Android 10
- MediaTek Helio A25 (12 nm)
- 4GB RAM
- 64GB Built-in Storage, with support for MicroSD
- 16MP + 8MP + 2MP Triple Rear Camera
- 13MP Front Camera
- 4G LTE
- 4000 mAh Non-Removable Li-Po Battery
Design and Display
The Gionee S12 takes a full re-design leaving us with a very substantial dichotomy. Tell it apart from its predecessor, is far from being a chore.
On the rear, we have a vertical array of three cameras, as opposed to the horizontal style on the S11. Also on the rea, is an LED flash, a capacitive fingerprint sensor and the Gionee branding, which is pretty much enough to let you know it’s a Gionee smartphone.
Moving up front, we have a 6.52 inch IPS LCD with a drop notch, which is bigger than the 5.99-inch display on its predecessor. However, there is a drop in resolution and density. Here we have a resolution of 720 x 1600 Pixels and a density of approximately 269 PPI, as opposed to 1080 x 2160 resolution and density of about 403 PPI on the S11.
Enthusiasts who have made the decision to purchase the Gionee S12 will have just dual options, which may end up being a dilemma for enthusiasts who do not like any of the options. The colour options include Black and Blue.
Moving to the camera side of the Gionee S12, we find some upgrades that set it aside from its predecessor. The upgrades are seen on both the rear and front camera setup.
On the rear, we have an array of three cameras as opposed to the dual-camera setup on the S11. Here we have a 16MP primary camera, an 8MP ultrawide, 2MP depth. Video recording capability 1080p @ 30fps.
Upfront on the selfie side, we have a single 13MP camera, which is capable of recording videos 1080p @ 30fps.
Hardware and Software
On the performance side on the Gionee S12, we have the MediaTek Helio A25 processor, as opposed to the Helio P23 processor on the S11.
We also have the PowerVR GE8320 GPU, 4GB RAM, 64GB built-in storage and a non-removable 4000mAh Li-Po.
On the software side, the Gionee S12 runs its interface on the Android 10 operating system.
The Gionee S12 features a 3.5mm headphone jack, a USB Type-C 2.0 port with OTG support, low-energy Bluetooth 4.2, and a Wifi / Hotspot.
Internet connectivity is capped at 4G LTE, which means enthusiasts won’t have the luxury of 5G connectivity.
Gionee S12 Price and Availability
The Gionee S12 price in Nigeria starts is around 56,800 Naira in Nigeria, which translates to about $139, 14,902 KHS in Kenya and about 816 GHC in Ghana.
The Gionee S12 was announced in July 2020 and made available for purchase on July 15th, 2020.
Gionee S12 Specs
Here are a few specs of the Gionee S12:
- Platform: Android 10
- Processor: MediaTek Helio A25 (12 nm)
- GPU: PowerVR GE8320
- Memory: 4GB RAM
- Colours: Black, Blue
- Dimension: 164.6 x 76.6 x 8.8 mm
- Weight: 181 g
- SIM Type: Dual-SIM
- SIM Count: Nano-SIM
- Display: 6.52-inches IPS LCD, ~81.4% screen-to-body ratio, 20:9 Ratio, ~269 PPI
- Screen Protection: –
- Foldable Display: No
- Rear Camera: 16MP (Primary) AF + 8MP (Ultrawide) + 2MP (Depth)
- Rear Camera Features: LED flash, HDR, Panorama, [email protected]
- Front Camera: 13MP, [email protected]
- Built-in Storage: 64GB
- Memory Card Support: Yes (microSDXC)
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
- 2G CDMA 1X: –
- 3G WCDMA: 900 / 2100
- 3G CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: 1, 3, 7, 8, 20, 28, 40
- 5G: No
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: –
- HSPA+: Yes
- CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: Yes
- 5G: No
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Version 4.2, A2DP
- NFC: No
- Infrared Blaster: No
- USB Port: Type-C 2.0
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: –
- Push Emails: –
- Email Protocol: –
- Music Player: Yes
- Video Player: Yes
- FM Radio: Yes
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: A-GPS
- Maps: Yes
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: –
- Barometer: –
- SpO2: –
- Pedometer: –
- Heart Rate Monitor: No
- Gyroscope: –
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (Rear-Mounted)
- Iris Scanner: –
- Face Unlock: –
- Stylus Pen: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
- Voice Control: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: –
- Wireless Charging: No
- Built-in Mobile Payment: No
- Water Resistant: No
- Dust Resistant: No
- Image Editor: –
- Video Editor: –
- Document Viewer: –
- Document Editor: –
- Battery: Non-Removable 4000mAh Li-Po
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –
- Fast Charging: –