Gionee’s New W909 Is An Android Phone For Clamshell Lovers


Would you buy this phone?

Chinese manufacturer Gionee is bringing back one form factor that we thought we left back in the early 2000’s: the clamshell phone. Yup, the clamshell phone (or flip phone) is the form factor of choice for the Chinese company for their new W909 smartphone.

Gionee W909 specs

  • MediaTek Helio P10 octa-core processor
  • 4GB of RAM
  • Twin 4.2-inch HD IPS displays, 1280 x 720 resolution
  • 64GB of storage, expandable via microSD
  • 16-megapixel rear camera with PDAF, dual-tone LED flash
  • 5-megapixel front facing camera
  • Dual SIM
  • 3G, LTE
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS, Fingerprint scanner, USB Type-C
  • 2,530mAh battery
  • Android 5.1 Lollipop

The W909 comes with twin 4.2-inch full HD IPS displays as well as a fingerprint scanner embedded on the leather back. It has the typical clamshell physical keys for typing and texting.

Inside beats MediaTek’s Helio P10 octa-core processor, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage that can further be expanded up to 128GB via a microSD card. The camera is a 16-megapixel snapper with phase detection AF and dual-tone LED flash. A 5-megapixel front camera provides selfies.

The phone comes with Android 5.1 Lollipop with the company’s Amigo UI layered on top. A 2,530mAh battery provides juice, and the phone has LTE and dual SIM capabilities as well, and a USB Type-C port.

The phone is priced at RMB 3999 or Php 28.4K without taxes and duties.


John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.

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