This year's Mobile World Congress (MWC) is going to feature quite a few new smartphone introductions, and from this point on you can add Gionee to the (growing) list of companies presenting new products. The Chinese device maker has today sent media invites for its special event that will take place on February 27, day one of MWC. These thankfully tell us what to expect: the Gionee A1 and A1 Plus are to become official on that occasion.
Coincidentally or not, today is also the day when the upcoming Gionee A1 got leaked in the live shots you can see below. What's more, alongside the images we get a pretty complete list of its specs, as well as a rumored price (at least for one market). So let's dive in.
The Gionee A1 is supposedly going to feature a 5.5-inch 1080p touchscreen with 2.5D Gorilla Glass on top, a 1.8 GHz octa-core MediaTek processor, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of expandable storage, dual-SIM support, a 13 MP rear camera with LED flash, a 16 MP selfie snapper possibly with a LED flash of its own, an IR blaster, a fingerprint sensor on the back, and a 4,010 mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging.
The A1 runs Android 7.0 Nougat underneath Gionee's own Amigo OS 4.0. The handset is expected to land in Nepal on March 15 and be priced over there at NPR 35,999, which is around $336 or €316 at the current exchange rates. Prices in other markets may vary, of course. As for the A1 Plus, the only hint that the official invite from Gionee provides is that this will be bigger than the A1 - so perhaps we should expect a 6-incher.
I had booked gionee a1 and was sure to get on april 4 2017, but now the company says it has shifted the date to 10. WTF , I was really in need of a new phone because my old one is not working. Now I have to wait for another week to get a new phon...
what is the latest release date of gionee a1? I thought it was 30 march, than the company shifted the date to 4 april and now again the company has shifted the date to 10 april 2017. I have pre booked the mobile and was sure to get it on 4. Is gione...