Gionee has announced that it is now possible to pre-book the A1 through the company site or affiliated retail outlets. Customers who pre-book will get a two-year warranty along with either a free JBL headphone or a free Swiss Military bluetooth speaker. The colour options available for the handset are Grey, Black and Grey.
The company has yet to state when the device would be made available but has clarified that the handset will be listed on Amazon India if customers are interested in picking the handset online. The Gionee A1 was unveiled alongside the A1 Plus at the 2017 Mobile World Congress in February. They are priced at €349 (~₹24,600) and €499 (~₹35,200) respectively.
The Gionee A1 sports a MediaTek Helio P10 SoC coupled with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage that is further expandable via microSD card (up-to 256 GB). It has 13-megapixel rear camera based on SONY’s IMX258 sensor with an f/2.0 aperture, PDAF support and features a dual-LED flash.
The real draw though is the fixed focus 16-megapixel selfie snapper up-front featuring an f/2.0 aperture and a selfie-flash which the company claims that it has customised to “spread light more evenly and softly”. The smartphone also comes with various facial enhancement algorithms to apply custom beauty settings. Another feature being touted is the included bokeh-selfie mode.
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The handset features a dual hybrid SIM slot and includes support for 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n standards and Bluetooth v4.0 and a fingerprint-scanner. To round it out, the A1 has a 5.5-inch full-HD AMOLED display and is running a custom skinned flavour of Android v.7.0, Nougat called Amigo. Connectivity and charging of its ample 4010mAh power-pack are over a micro-USB connector which features support for the company’s new 18W ‘ultrafast charging’ mode that can completely top up the battery in two hours.
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