Gionee V183 spotted at the TENAA - another phone with a huge battery
The mystery handset goes by the moniker of V183 and is a lower mid-range device with a large screen. Its CPU is a quad-core one, clocked at 1.3 GHz, coupled with 1 GB of ram, and 8 GB of internal storage (expandable up to 32 GB). The display is a 4.5" TFT one, with a lowly resolution of 854x480 pixels (218 PPI). The cameras are also not made to impress, as the main snapper has a 5 MP sensor, while the face cam has only a 0.3 MP resolution. But, of course, where the device truly shines is the large 4,000 mAh battery, which should be able to last the handset around 3 days, before charging is required. Unfortunately, it also brings the handset's thickness up to 0.46" (11.6 mm) and weight to 6 oz. (170 g).
Gionee became famous earlier this year for manufacturing "the world's thinnest phone" – the Elife S5.5, which was 0.22" (5.55 mm) thick – then broke its own record, a few months later, by introducing the Elife S5.1, 0.2" (5.15 mm) thick. Gionee's svelte handsets have recently been dethroned by Oppo's R5, with a 0.19" (4.85 mm) body, which, in turn, was also beaten by Vivo's X5 Max (though, not yet released), with a slim profile of 0.187" (4.75 mm).
Had Gionee decided that a race for a super-thin handset is a ridiculous affair, when consumers crave more battery life? Maybe... we'll see if the rest of the OEMs follow.