MWC has given us a galore of surprises, and the A1 and A1 Plus from Gionee is no exception. The selfie-centric smartphone has been launched at MWC 2017. The Gionee A1 and A1 Plus comes with almost similar specs, as rumored — better battery and better camera.
Gionee A1 Plus
Talking about the premium from the list, the A1 Plus is a treat for those selfie lovers. Digging a little bit deeper, the handset boasts a dual-camera setup at the back — the first being the 13MP sensor and the second is 5MP sensor.The primary camera of the phone is using the 4-cell technology, thus improving your image quality, mostly in low lights. As for the main course, the A1 Plus offers an astoundingly impressive 20MP front camera for selfies with 1/2.8″ sensor, f/2.0 aperture, customized flash diffuser, and bokeh effect mode.
Aside from the camera, the Gionee A1 Plus sports a huge 6-inch full-HD display with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. Under the hood, the phone is powered by MediaTek’s Helio P25 16nm octa-core processor clocked at 1.8GHz. The phone is integrated with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of inbuilt storage which is expandable via a microSD card. The phone also carries a fingerprint scanner below the display.
The A1 Plus also comes with a humongous 4550mAh battery with ultrafast charging capability with a charging rate up to 18W. The whole phone runs on Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box on top Gionee’s own UI. The A1 Plus will go on sale from April at €499.
The Gionee A1 lacks those fancy features but offers enough for most of the users. The phone sports a single 13MP camera at the back with PDAF, autofocus and LED flash, while the front one is handled by an impressive 16MP sensor for selfies. The phone is also smaller in footprint compared to its counterpart — it features a 5.5-inch full-HD display.
Despite lacking those fancy dual-camera setup, the phone, however, is backed up by 4GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage which is expandable via a microSD card. Underneath sits the Helio P10 chipset from MediaTek.
The Gionee A1 is powered by a smaller but adequate 4010mAh battery with similar fast charging technology. The whole phone runs on the newer version of Android 7.0 Nougat on top of skinned UI. The A1 will hit the market from March with a price tag of €349.