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Gionee A1: 5.5-inch metal body, helio p10, octa-core, 13mp-16mp camera and 4010 mah battery

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Having just launched during Mobile World Congress, Gionee A1 is expected to be released very soon. It might turn out to be a good buy after all, with all those specs mentioned above and more. And it is also proudly ‘Made in India’.

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One of the many phone manufacturers coming out from China, Gionee is focusing on giving users a great camera experience with the newly launched A-series. There will also be an A1 Plus version, which we will cover in the days to come.

Let’s begin by taking a closer look at what the A1 will be all about:

  • 5.5-inch Full HD AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 1920 pixels or ~401 ppi pixel density
  • Metal body
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Mediatek MT6755 Helio P10 chipset, Octa-core (4x2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.0 GHz Cortex-A53) processor, Mali-T860MP2 graphics and 4GB RAM
  • 13MP primary camera with f/2.0 aperture, phase detection autofocus and LED flash
  • 16MP secondary camera with f/2.0 aperture and 1/3" sensor size
  • 64GB internal storage + microSD expansion slot up to maximum 256GB
  • Android Nougat 7.0
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 4010 mAh battery
  • Dual-sim and 4G LTE
  • March 2017 release date
  • $21,999 Indian Rupee or ~$333 USD

The first thing that you will notice about the A1 is the fact that it will be sporting a 5.5-inch Full HD AMOLED screen with a great-looking metal body, and the usual fingerprint sensor on it. Perhaps a jump to Quad HD screen is on the pipeline, as other manufacturers are offering it nowadays.

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Moving on to the performance, we can find that the A1 will be powered by the Helio P10 chipset (which is an old 2015 model), good octa-core processor, good graphics and 4GB RAM. This combo would mean that the smartphone should be more than capable of running all the latest apps and games without any hiccups, and with a lot more left in the tank for more.

With the A1, it will all be about having lots of fun – especially with the 13MP-16MP camera setup. You may say that the 13MP primary camera is kind of average, but the 16MP selfie camera is all about giving you lots of satisfaction.

It lets you take selfies in high-res, so you can be sure of capturing the moments as it happens.

By snapping lots of photos away, you will then need to be particular about storage. Here you can find that the A1 have 64GB of internal storage available, which is nice.

Feel like wanting more? Well, just pop in a microSD card and take it all the way up to 256GB via the microSD slot.

Want a super battery to go with the A1? Now you can, with a large 4010 mAh battery supplying the necessary juice to the smartphone.

Finally, a piece of good news for everyone – the A1 will be running on the latest Android Nougat 7.0 operating system right out of the box. This should provide all the necessary optimizations, features and functions needed to be able to support the hardware it possesses.

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Gionee A1 promises a smartphone with a super selfie camera and super battery. It does deliver on its promises, and a lot more as well.

The ‘Made in India’ tag must have made the smartphone very proud indeed.

Gionee A1 is expected to be released in March 2017 for approximately $21,999 Indian Rupee or ~$333 USD. It is said to be available in Black, Gray and Gold colour.

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