A few days ago, we reported that Gionee had a product launch scheduled for today in India. Surprisingly, the Chinese-based manufacturer actually announced two new phones for the Indian market. The two phones are the Gionee S11 Lite and the Gionee F205 which were already announced in China last November.
Gionee S11 Lite
The Gionee S11 Lite is similar to the Gionee F6 in China but with a few upgraded specs. It has the same curved and reflective rear design as the other S11 siblings but with less-powerful specs.
The S11 Lite packs a 5.7” 1440 x 720 FullView display with Gorilla Glass protection, a Snapdragon 430 processor, and 4GB of RAM. There is 32GB of built-in storage and a MicroSD card slot for up to an additional 128GB.
For optics, the Gionee S11 Lite has a 13MP + 2MP combo on the rear. They are positioned at the top left corner in a horizontal position. The front camera is a single 16MP sensor, an upgrade from the 8MP on the Gionee F6. It can shoot portrait photos and also has a beauty mode.
Gionee is shipping the phone with Android Nougat out of the box with no news of an update yet. It has a 3030mAh battery, a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, and support for Face Unlock.
The Gionee S11 Lite is priced at Rs. 13,999 (~$210) and will be available at the end of May.
The Gionee F205 is an entry-level smartphone that also has a FullView display. Its screen is 5.45” and has a 1440 x 720 resolution and under its metal body is 2GB of RAM, 16GB of built-in storage and a MT6739 processor.
The phone has an 8MP rear camera and a 5MP selfie camera. It doesn’t have a fingerprint scanner but it has Face Unlock. There is also a 2670mAh battery for juice and a dedicated microSD card slot.
It runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat and has features like Private Space 2.0, support for up to 3 Whatsapp accounts, app lock, and app clone.
It will sell for Rs. 8,999 (~$135) and will be available starting today.