After going bankrupt in 2018, Gionee is slowly getting back in action with new smartphones. One of its latest budget offerings, the K3 Pro, is one peculiar phone: if you can’t find where the fingerprint scanner is, it is located on the camera module, diguising itself as a camera.
While this design means a cleaner look for the back panel, the strange location means that you would smudge the triple rear cameras—16-megapixel main snapper and a pair of 2-megapixel cameras—more often than expected.
Save for the strange fingerprint scanner location, the K3 Pro is your typical budget phone: Helio P60, 6GB/8GB RAM, 128GB internal storage, and 6.53-inch HD+ display with a waterdrop notch for the 13-megapixel selfie snapper. Keeping the lights on is a 4000mAh battery with 10w charging. Strange enough, the K3 Pro rocks Android 9 Pie out of the box.
The K3 Pro is priced at CNY 699(~Php 5k) for the 6GB model and CNY 899(~Php 6.4k) for the 8GB model.