The MWC 2017 is just a few weeks away, and the companies are now getting ready to showcase their new devices at the upcoming event. While the Samsung, LG, Sony, and Lenovo will be holding press conferences on February 26th, today Gionee sent out the media invites for the launch event that will be held on February 27th. At the MWC 2017, the company will be unveiling the all new A series by launching the Gionee A1 and A1 Plus smartphones. At the MWC 2016, Gionee launched the Gionee S8 smartphone with 3D Touch display which never came out of China. Let’s see, at least these two new upcoming devices will be made available in the foreign markets or not.
Talking about the devices, we have no information about the Gionee A1 Plus, but the specifications of the Gionee A1 are leaked a week back. As per the rumors, the Gionee A1 comes with an all-metal unibody design. It is said to come with a 5.5-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) display and a 2.5D Gorilla Glass laid on top. Under the hood will be the octa-core processor and we hope Gionee will leave out using the Helio P10 SoC. It includes 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. It also comes with a MicroSD card slot for storage expansion. The device runs on Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box with the customized Amigo UI laid on top.
In the camera department, there will be a 13MP rear camera and a 16MP selfie camera on the front. It will be backed by a 4,000mAh non-removable battery that can give at least a day long battery life. The Gionee A1 also includes a fingerprint sensor and IR blaster. It supports dual SIM dual standby and offers 4G VoLTE for faster data speeds and HD voice calls. On the other hand, the Gionee A1 might come with a bigger screen size and might feature dual lens camera. Both the devices are said to feature slim body design. The earlier launched Elife S series devices like Gionee Elife S5.1 and Gionee Elife S5.5 from Gionee also came up with a very slim body.
The official specifications along with pricing and availability of the Gionee A1 and A1 Plus will be at the launch event. It will start at 11:00 AM CET / 3:30 PM IST on February 27th. The company’s CEO & President, William Lu will be on stage on that day. Stay tuned on Phone Radar for more details.