Many Chinese OEMs have realized that many smartphone buyers love taking selfies and Gionee is no different from them.
While the likes of Oppo F1s and Vivo V5 (and V5 Plus) have been doing quite well in the selfie category, it appears that the two have found themselves a new competitor in Gionee A1 and A1 Plus. According to the latest reports, the Chinese OEM will be at the MWC 2017 tech show to unveil the two phones and with just two weeks remaining, images and specs of the phone have surfaced alongside some highlights on the expected price.
From the images, it appears that the Gionee A1 will ship with a metallic unibody design that is slowly becoming mainstream in the midrange family, especially with handsets from China. One would be able to choose from either gold or white color variant and on its back, the main camera will be joined by a fingerprint scanner. Other touted specs of the Gionee A1 include a roomy 5.5-inch display screen with a Full HD resolution (1080p) and is protected by a 2.5D Gorilla Glass. Under the hood, the phone will ship with an octa-core processor from MediaTek clocked at a speed of 1.8GHz and is paired with a RAM of 4GB.
For storage purposes, the Gionee A1 will give you 64GB alongside room to expand it via a microSD card. Camera-wise, the phone wants to compete with the likes of Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 and Galaxy A7 2017 as well as the aforementioned Vivo and Oppo smartphones. The front has a huge 16MP shooter for selfies while the rear has a 13MP snapper. Features such as IR blaster, 4G LTE, dual-SIM connectivity and Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box are expected. Also, the phone will be kept alive by a monstrous 4100mAh battery with support for fast charging technology.
If all goes according to plan, the Gionee A1 will be available for purchase as from March 15 (Nepal) with a price tag of about $336.