Gionee A1 Launched in India with 16 MP front camera and 4010 mAh battery
After showcasing the Gionee A1 and A1 Plus at MWC Barcelona, Gionee finally launched its flagship A1 for the Indian market. With a market share of around 6% in India, the company is looking to have a stronger foothold by launching the new A series which focuses on battery and front-facing cameras, speaking of which, the A1 seems to be a beast on paper. The 5.5 inch 1080p AMOLED screen phone sports a 16 MP front-facing camera with a massive 4010 mAh battery which Gionee claims will last for a couple of days without any sweat.
The A1 sports a metal body with a thickness of 8.5mm and will come in 3 colour variants, namely – Black, Gold and Silver. The fingerprint sensor sits embedded within the home button on the front with capacitive touch buttons on either side.
The phone is powered by a 1.8 GHz Octa core Mediatek processor and comes bundled with 4 GB of RAM and a satisfactory 64 GB of inbuilt storage which can further be expanded upto 256 GB via an SD card.
On the software front, the phone runs Android Nougat 7.10 layered with the company’s Amigo UI 4.0. The software offers plenty of goodies and useful tweaks like multi-window, Maxx Audio mode etc to enhance the user experience.
Apart from the 16 MP f2.0 selfie camera which also has a front-facing flash, the back of the phone flanks a 13 MP f2.0 shooter with PDAF, dual-led flash and HDR capabilities. The back camera is capable of taking 1080p videos whereas the front-camera is restricted to a disappointing 720p.
Talking about connectivity, the phone features Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.0, LTE, microUSB 2.0 with OTG support, FM Radio, GPS/A-GPS and an IR Blaster. The phone comes with dual-sim support, although the second slot can house either a sim card or a microSD card.
The Gionee A1, which seems to be an amalgamation of the Gionee S-Series and the Marathon series, offers a decent range of specs on paper and looks promising. If Gionee really wants to make an impact with the A series, it’ll need to price it right as it’ll face stiff competition from competitors like Vivo and Oppo which have similar smartphones in their portfolio.
Pre-orders for the phone start from 31st March.