Gionee just unveiled the two smartphones in its brand new “A” line of devices. The Gionee A1 and A1 Plus both come with big batteries and a focus on selfies and audio quality. These seem to be the pillars of what Gionee believes will be a winning market combination for 2017.
Starting with the smaller A1, it measures 154.5 x 76.5 x 8.5 mm and weighs in at 182 grams. This is a bit on the chunky side, but a fairly large 4,010 mAh does probably account for a lot of that. It is powering a 5.5-inch, Full HD AMOLED panel, a MediaTek Helio P10 chipset, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of expandable storage. At least on paper, this does spell out impressive battery endurance. To top things off, the Gionee A1 also has Dual-SIM support, a 13MP, f/2.0 main shooter and a 16MP, f/2.0 one on the front, complete with a selfie flash. It is offered in Gray, Black or Gold and boots Android 7.0 Nougat.
Gionee A1 Plus
It’s big brother to A1, that gets a 6-inch Full HD in-cell display with a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels. The dual SIM smartphone runs MediaTek Helio P25 processor coupled with 64GB ROM (expandable up to 256GB via a micro SD card).
There’s 20MP front camera with fixed-focus, f/2.0 aperture, and flash. Gionee A1 Plus has a dual 13MP+5MP rear camera setup with autofocus, f/2.0 aperture, and flash. It is powered by 4550 mAh battery. The smartphone features a 3.3mm audio jack and Waves MaxxAudio sound technology. It measures 166.4 x 83.3 x 9.1mm and weighs 226 grams.
Pricing is set EUR 349 (₹-24,000 approx) for the A1 and EUR 499 (₹-35,000 approx) for the A1 Plus. The former should hit shelves in March this year in India and Nepal first, while its bigger sibling is expected in April.