Gionee is all set to launch its selfie-focussed smartphones in India, the A1. The Chinese tech firm has not only scheduled an event for 12PM IST but will also be streaming live the complete launch event from its Gionee India Facebook page.
"Are you ready to witness one of the biggest launches of the year? Gionee invites you to be a part of the launch of its most awaited product, the Gionee A1," says the Facebook live post.
The company will only be launching its A1 smartphone shortly. There is no word as to when the Gionee A1 Plus India launch will take place. Both were introduced few weeks back at The Mobile World Congress or MWC 2017 at Barcelona, Spain.
The Gionee A1 is one of the company's first smartphones to run on Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. The dual-SIM supporting device has a 5.5-inch Full HD AMOLED display and is powered by a MediaTek Helio P10 processor, clubbed with 4GB of RAM. Internal storage stands at 64GB, with support for microSD cards of up to 128GB in size.
The highlight of the smartphone lies in its front-facing camera with 16MP sensor, f/2.0 aperture, 5P Lens and selfie flash. There is also a 13MP rear autofocus camera with f/2.0 aperture included in the mix. The handset features a bokeh-selfie feature, allowing users to blur the background for better selfie effect.
For multimedia users, Gionee has also thrown in Waves MaxxAudio technology along with a generous 4100mAh battery. At the time of the launch, the company announced the A1 to reach select European countries at EUR 349, which roughly converts to Rs 24,600.
For the curious ones, the Gionee A1 Plus features a 6-inch Full HD (1080x1920 pixels) display and is powered by MediaTek Helio P25 SoC with 4GB RAM. There's also 64GB of internal storage, which can be expanded using microSD cards of up to 256GB.
The smartphone sports a better 20MP selfie camera along with a dual rear camera setup comprised of a 13MP module and a 5MP module. It is backed by a 4,550mAh battery.