As we covered earlier, Gionee has launched its latest smartphone called Gionee A1 Lite today in India. The device is priced at Rs. 14,999 and will be available through offline stores across the country. Gionee partnered with Airtel and Paytm for exclusive offers to the Gionee A1 Lite users. Earlier to this, the company also launched the high-end Gionee A1 and A1 Plus smartphones for Rs. 19,999 and Rs. 26,999 respectively.
The A1 Lite comes with a metal body and the display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. It supports dual SIM dual standby and offers 4G VoLTE connectivity for using with the Jio 4G SIM. On the rear, we can also find the circular fingerprint sensor. The device also features IR blaster to control the home appliances like TV and AC. It runs on the latest Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box with the customized Amigo 4.0 UI on top.
Earlier: Aug 5th, 2017 – Gionee has unveiled the all-new A-series at the MWC 2017 by announcing the Gionee A1 and A1 Plus smartphones. While the Gionee A1 was launched in India in March, the Gionee A1 Plus with dual camera setup was made available just two weeks ago. Now, the company is getting ready to launch the Gionee A1 Lite smartphone next week in India. According to our exclusive source, the device will be sold via offline stores across the country and comes with a price tag of Rs. 14,999.
Except for the upgraded 20MP selfie camera, the Gionee A1 packs better hardware than the A1 Lite at a slightly higher price. The Gionee A1 Lite sports a 5.3-inch IPS display with HD (1280 x 720 pixels) resolution and comes protected by a 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 3 glass on top. It is powered by a 64-bit MediaTek MT6753 octa-core processor clocked at 1.3GHz and comes coupled with Mali-T720 GPU. There is 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage that can be expandable up to 256GB via a MicroSD card slot.
In the camera department, it sports a 13MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture and LED flash. For selfies, there is a 20MP front facing camera with wide-angle lens and the same f/2.0 aperture. As seen on the earlier launched Gionee A1 and A1 Plus, the new A1 Lite also sports the front-facing LED flash for capturing better selfies in low light conditions. The device is backed by a 4,000mAh non-removable battery that should easily give a day long battery life. It measures 150.5 x 74.4 x 8.0 mm and weighs 161.3 grams.
The device features three capacitive navigation buttons for multitasking, home, and back (from left to right). Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, 3.5mm Audio port, and a MicroUSB 2.0 port.Stay tuned on Phone Radar for more details about the upcoming Gionee A1 Lite.