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Gionee will launch new budget phones with 18:9 display in India on April 26

Gionee is going to launch a range of smartphones with 18:9 display in India on April 26. The Chinese company has already sent out media invites for the launch event in New Delhi. Though the launch invite does not say much but shows smartphones with very thin bezels and we can expect the company to launch more than two smartphones.

According to the sources, Gionee might launch these smartphones with price bracket of Rs 9,000 to Rs 15,000 and Full View Display will be one of the key features of these devices. “With an endeavor to ignite the youthful mind, we cordially invite you to join us to explore and experience a whole new world of Gionee Smartphones – Bigger, Wider and Better,” the launch invite reads.

Gionee unveiled six new phones with full view display in China in November last year. We can expect one or more of these devices to make debut in India on April 26. Among these devices the F6, F205 and Steel 3 were the budget phones, so it is quite possible that any two of these phones might be coming to India. While the other three Gionee S11, S11s and M7 Plus are priced on a higher side.

Gionee S11 Lite F6

Gionee F6

If we talk about features, Gionee F205 comes with an 18:9 display, metal unibody design, 8MP rear camera etc. While the Gionee F6 has a 3D curved glass back design alongside full view display and dual rear camera setup. The Gionee Steel 3 sports a 5.5-inch HD+ 18:9 display, 8MP cameras on both sides and a 4000mAh battery.

Earlier this year, media reports indicated that financial problems in China might hit Gionee’s India operations. However, David Chang, Global Sales Director, Gionee India, said that the company was here to stay and the company aims to be among top 5 in the Indian smartphone market by March 2018. So, Gionee is focusing on expanding its portfolio with these new phones with the latest features.


Satyendra Pal Singh

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