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Gionee A1 launched in India, pre-orders open from March 31

tech Updated: Mar 21, 2017 15:24 IST
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Chinese handset-maker Gionee is expected to launch its latest smartphone the Gionee A1 for the India market on Tuesday.

Chinese handset-maker Gionee unveiled its latest smartphone -- the A1 -- on Tuesday for the India market without disclosing the price. The company simply said that pre-orders will open from March 31 and didn’t disclose any other details on availability.

The A1 was showcased alongside the A1 Plus at this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona. The new series of phones promises to deliver long-battery life and superior selfie photo quality.

At MWC, Gionee said that the A1 will retail at a price of EUR 349 (roughly Rs. 24,600) and the Gionee A1 Plus is priced at EUR 499 (roughly Rs. 35,200).

In terms of specifications, the Gionee A1 is expected to come with a 4,010mAh battery, and the company is touting its new 18W ‘ultrafast charging’ that charges the batteries fully in 2 hours.

Additionally, the dual-SIM 4G-LTE Gionee A1 features a 16-megapixel front-camera, apart from a 13-megapixel rear camera. The phone, which runs Android 7.0 Nougat, comes with a 5-inch full-HD display and is powered by a MediaTek Helio P10 SoC. It comes with 64GB of inbuilt storage that’s expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB).

In contrast, the Gionee A1 Plus sports a 4,550mAh battery with the same 18W ‘ultrafast charging’. As for the selfie aspect, the Gionee A1 Plus has a 20-megapixel front camera and selfie flash. The A1 Plus also bears a dual rear camera setup, with 13-megapixel and 5-megapixel sensors.

The Gionee A1 Plus comes with a 6-inch full-HD display, and runs on a MediaTek Helio P25 SoC with 4GB of RAM. It offers the standard connectivity options, including 4G, and comes with 64GB of inbuilt storage that’s expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB).