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Gionee A1 Hands On Overview, Expected India Launch And Price

Gionee has launched its new A series at the ongoing MWC 2017. Among the two smartphones, the base model is the Gionee A1, which is being marketed with a tagline, “super camera, super battery”. This means the phone is oriented towards exceptional image quality and long battery backup. With A1, Gionee has carried forward its legacy of providing the best-in-class design and style in its smartphones. Let’s find out what this mid-range smartphone has to offer.

Gionee A1 Specifications

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Physical Overview

Gionee has introduced its vivid lineup very wisely in the global market. The new A series is quite similar to the previously introduced S series, which aims to offer a premium look and feel in an affordable manner. The unibody design of the A1 feels sturdy in hand but reflects premiumness.

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The front features a 5.5-inch 2.5D curved display with Corning Gorilla Glass coating.

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At the top, earpiece, ambient light sensor, notification LED and 16MP front camera are placed.

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The bottom features the fingerprint sensor embedded in the home button.

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The back is a brushed metal body which is equipped with a 13 MP camera and LED flash with Gionee logo just below it. The antenna bands are placed on the top and the bottom.

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The right side of the phone features the volume rocker and phone lock button.

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The left side is a plain surface with SIM tray.

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At the top, a 3.5mm audio jack is present.

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At the bottom, mic, dual speakers, are accompanied with micro USB port for charging and data transfer.

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Gionee A1 features a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080p) IPS LCD display with a 2.5D curved glass and Gorilla glass protection. The full HD display gives a bright and sharp display while the Gorilla Glass ensures the rigidity. Gionee has introduced curved edges on the display, which improves the overall look of the phone in an effective manner.

Hardware And Software

Gionee A1 comes with a MediaTek Helio P10 processor which is paired to a 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. The storage can be upgraded via microSD up to 256GB. One of the major highlight of the phone is its battery, which is a 4010 mAh pack with support for fast charging. Gionee A1 runs on the latest Android 7.0 Nougat update with Amigo OS on top of it.

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Camera Overview

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Aimed at the selfie-lovers, the front of A1 is equipped with a 16MP camera with f/2.0 aperture, ⅓.06’’ sensor, 5P lens and selfie flash. However, the rear comes with a 13MP camera with f/2.0 aperture, 5P lens and LED flash. As the focus is to take great selfies, the front has a better camera configuration over the back. The camera app also offers best shot, tap-to-focus, panorama, HDR, geo-tagging and other supporting features.

Price And Availability

The Gionee A1 will be offered in three color options – Grey, Black, and Gold. It is expected that Gionee A1 will make its Indian entry by April 2017 and will be priced Rs. 24,600 approximately.


The Gionee A1 has a premium look and feel. But, offering a MediaTek processor at a budget of Rs 24,000 approximately might turn out to be a setback for the company. However, the ones who are fond of clicking pictures through their phones may look forward to this offering of Gionee.