Gionee has been under the radar since last year. The last we heard of the Chinese manufacturer is that it was laying off its workers and has unsettled debts. It appears things have gotten better as the manufacturer has announced an event for April 26.
Gionee took to its official Twitter page to announce that it will launch a new product in India on Thursday. The teaser image shows the outline of the upper part of a phone. From the image, we can tell it will come with an 18:9 display which Gionee has termed FullView.
We have an idea of the product that may be unveiled at the event and it is one that you are already familiar with. Our guess is the Gionee S11.
Back in December, it was reported that the Gionee S11 would be available in India in January 2018. Unfortunately, it wasn’t announced. If things are back on track for the company, then there is nothing stopping them from launching the phone now.
The Gionee S11 has a 5.99” FHD+ FullView display. It is powered by an Helio P23 processor paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage.
The selling point of the S11 is its dual front and rear cameras. The front cameras are 16MP and 8MP sensors while the rear cameras are a 16MP + 5MP duo. It has a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, runs Android 7.1 Nougat, and a 3,410mAh battery.
However, Gionee is also reported to be working on a new phone with an in-display fingerprint scanner. We will be surprised if this is the phone that launches on Thursday.
The official Gionee India Twitter page also released a new teaser today. This one is not for a phone but probably new brand ambassadors judging from the image and the Gioneesuperheroes hashtag.