Chinese smartphone maker Gionee today announced two new A-series smartphones at its Mobile World Congress 2017 event in Barcelona, the A1 and A1 Plus. The two smartphones are aimed at selfie lovers primarily, along with audio quality as well as battery life.
The Gionee A1 features a 5.5-inch 1080 x 1920 Full HD resolution AMOLED display with 2.5D curved glass on top. It is powered by the MediaTek Helio P10 octa-core processor clocked at 1.8 GHz with the Mali-T860 GPU. It comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal memory, which can be expanded further by up to 128GB with a microSD card. The rear camera on the A1 is a 13MP unit with phase detection autofocus, an f/2.0 aperture 5P lens, and a dual-LED flash. The front-facing camera is a 16MP unit with a 5P f/2.0 aperture lens and a dedicated selfie flash. The smartphone also includes Waves MaxxAudio tech, a fingerprint sensor, and a large 4010mAh battery with fast charging support.
The Gionee A1 Plus features a 6-inch display with the same 1080 x 1920 Full HD resolution and runs on the MediaTek Helio P25 octa-core chipset clocked at 2.5 GHz with the Mali-T880 GPU. In terms of memory, it happens to be identical to the smaller A1. The A1 Plus features a 13MP + 5MP dual-camera setup at the rear, while on the front the A1 Plus comes with a 20MP resolution selfie snapper with a 5P f/2.0 aperture lens and a selfie flash. The A1 Plus features a larger battery as well, rated at 4550mAh. Both smartphones run on Android 7.0 Nougat operating system with the Amigo OS running on top.
The Gionee A1 has been priced at roughly $369 and is expected to be available in Gray, Black and Gold colors from March. The A1 Plus on the other hand is going to be available from April at $527 in Gray and Mocha Gold colors.