Gionee A1, A1 Plus Selfie-Focused, Big Battery Phones Launched at MWC 2017

Gionee A1 and A1 Plus, the first smartphones in Gionee’s new A-Series of smartphones, have been launched at the company’s MWC 2017 event in Barcelona on Monday. Price and availability have yet to be revealed.

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Gionee A1

The highlights of the two new A-Series smartphones, according to Gionee, are long battery life and superior selfie photo quality. The Gionee A1 sports a 4010mAh battery, while the Gionee A1 Plus sports a 4550mAh battery.

As for the selfie aspect, the Gionee A1 features a 16-megapixel front camera while the Gionee A1 Plus has a 20-megapixel front camera. The A1 Plus also bears a dual rear camera setup, with 13-megapixel and 5-megapixel sensors. The A1 only has a 13-megapixel rear camera.

Both smartphones run Android 7.0 Nougat and are dual-SIM offerings. The Gionee A1 Plus sports a 6-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) display, and runs on a MediaTek Helio P25 SoC with 4GB of RAM. It offers the standard connectivity options, including 4G, and comes with 64GB of inbuilt storage that’s expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB). It will be available in Grey, Mocha Gold colour variants. It measures 166.4×83.3×9.1 and weighs 226 grams.

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The A1 on the other hand sports a 5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) display and is powered by a MediaTek Helio P10 SoC. It comes with 64GB of inbuilt storage that’s expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB). It measures 154.5×76.5×8.5mm and weighs in at 182 grams.