Gionee A1: Selfie Focused Smartphone Arrives in India

Gionee A1: Selfie Focused Smartphone Arrives in India

Chinese Smartphone maker Gionee on Tuesday launched a new Selfie-focused Smartphone in India that comes with a 16 MP front camera with Selfie flash. Gionee announced two new devices in Barcelona last month at this year’s MWC (Mobile World Congress) – Gionee A1 with 5.5 inch full HD display and Gionee A1 Plus with a 6-inch full HD display. Out of the two, the Gionee A1 is showcased today in India. The pre-booking of the phone will start from March 31st on Amazon India, but the price of the device is yet to be announced.

Gionee already has a couple of Selfie Smartphone under the S-series and some battery focused Smartphone under M-series. The A1 is a combination of both the series. Apart from that, the design is neat though there isn’t anything unique but is a pretty good looking metal Smartphone.

“Today’s generation views the world from their front camera and they live for creating and celebrating experiences out of moments”, said Arvind R Vohra, country CEO & MD, Gionee India.

Key specification of the Gionee A1 smartphone:

  • Touchscreen- Yes
  • Operating System- Android 7.0
  • Screen size- 5.50 inches
  • Resolution- 1080×1920 pixels
  • Dimension- 154.50×76.50×8.50 mm
  • Weight- 182.00 g
  • Battery capacity- 4010 mAh
  • Processor- MediaTek Helio P10
  • RAM- 4GB
  • Internal storage- 64GB
  • Expandable Storage- Yes upto 256 GB
  • Rear Camera- 13 MP
  • Flash- Yes
  • Front Camera- 16 MP
  • Wi-Fi – Yes
  • GPS- Yes
  • Bluetooth- Yes
  • Number of Sim- 2(micro-sim)
  • 3G/4G/LTE- Yes
  • Other Features- Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient Light sensor, Gyroscope
  • Colours- Grey, Black, Gold

The company needs to price it right as the competition in the market has become stiff for Smartphones. This will be an offline offering as with most Gionee Smartphone. But, other companies like VIVO and OPPO also sell Smartphones offline and they too have selfie-focused Smartphone. So, this will be a tough competition for Gionee to stand in the market.