Gionee on Tuesday launched the A1, a phone with special selfie camera in India. This is a high-end phone with sleek design and some nice features. Although, how it compares to its peers in the market is something we will be able to say only after we have taken a better look at it, here is a quick look at the device.


Processor: MediaTek MT6755 also known as Helio P10. This is a processor with 8-cores and a top speed of 2GHz.

RAM: 4GB RAM, which is kind of plenty in a phone. In fact, even 3GB is enough, although 6GB does look cool on the specs sheet.Internal storage: The phone comes with 64GB internal storage. If you need more (most people won’t) you can use a microSD card of up to 256GB with the A1.

Screen: 5.5-inch with FullHD aka 1080p display. The screen is topped with the layer of 2.5D curved glass.

Rear camera: 13-megapixel shooter with dual-tone flash. Also F2.0 lens.

Front camera: 16-megapixel with F2.0 lens.

Weight: 182 grams. This is a large phone and relatively heavier compared to many other phones with a 5.5-inch screen.

Software: Android 7 aka Nougat. Full marks to Gionee here.

Battery: 4010 mAh with fast charging.

Special features

The Gionee A1 has several special features:

— The top feature of the Gionee A1 is its front camera. Unlike most other phones that have a 5-megapxiel or 8-megapixel front camera, the A1 comes with a 16-megpixel image sensor on the front. This camera is then paired with a F2.0 lens, which will likely help users click better selfies in low light.

Also Read: Gionee A1 with 16MP front camera, Helio 10 SoC launched in India

— The Gionee A1 has a fingerprint scanner on the front.

— The 5.5-inch screen in the A1 uses AMOLED panel. In other words, you can expect to see rich and deep colours on the A1 screen when you watch a HD video on it.

— The Gionee A1 uses Amigo 4 user interface along with Android Nougat. Although many users may not like it the customised user interface, it does have a number of interesting features like the one that allows users to monitor apps or toggle multi-window mode.

— The Gionee A1 uses metal body design — although there are plastic inserts at the bottom and top of the rear cover. The metal design, with chamfered edges gives it premium look and finish.

How to buy it: The Gionee A1 will be available in both online and offline stores in India. Pre-orders for the phone will start from March 31.

India price: The Gionee A1 is likely to cost above Rs 20,000. For now the company hasn’t announced the MRP. 

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