Gionee A1 and Gionee A1 Plus are the new selfie-centric smartphones from the company that are slated to get announced at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017 in the next week. The entire specs of A1 and its leaked photos have been revealed by the rumor mill.
Recently, the Gionee A1 was spotted on the Geekbench benchmarking site. It revealed that it runs MediaTek MT6755V/C octa-core processor. The SoC is coupled with 4 GB of RAM. The Gionee A1 is expected to come preinstalled with Android 7.0 Nougat OS. On Geekbench, the Gionee A1 has recorded a single-core score of 699 and a multi-core score of 2,602. The performance of the chipset suggests that it will be a midrange smartphone.
Earlier this month, a Nepali tech site had received the alleged specifications of A1 from an anonymous leakster. It reported that the A1 is a dual-SIM smartphone that is equipped with a 5.5-inch full HD display that is covered with a 2.5D curved glass. The SoC of the device works at 1.8 GHz along with its 4 GB RAM. Its native storage is 64 GB and it will also support up to 128 GB microSD card.
The Android 7.0 Nougat OS on the smartphone would be customized with Amigo OS 4.0 from Gionee. For photography, A1 is pegged to feature a dual-LED enabled 13-megapixel snapper and it is expected to come with a selfie flash enabled 16-megapixel front-facing camera that will be able to shoot amazing selfies in dim lighting conditions.
A fingerprint scanner is placed below the rear camera. It is also rumored to feature an IR blaster that will allow its users to use it as a remote control. It is also rumored to house a 4,010 mAh battery that will support 18W fast charging. The leaked photos suggest that the smartphone features a full metallic chassis and the rear side of the phone seems to resemble the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3/4. The smartphone can be seen in Gold color.
It is expected to launch in Nepal on March 15 after its unveil at MWC 2017 on Feb. 27 at 11 AM. It is expected to sell with a pricing of 35,999 NPR in Nepal ($336). According to Gionee’s press note, the A1 and A1 Plus may also release in other developing markets like India and Africa. The specifications of Gionee A1 Plus are not known yet, but it may come with similar specs and a larger display than A1.