Gionee Pioneer P4 gets Android v4.4 KitKat in India

Gionee’s budget Pioneer P4 just got an Android v4.4 KitKat update from the Chinese maker, for the Indian market.

The Pioneer P4 is a solid budget smartphone, now made better with the availability of Android v4.4 KitKat. Gionee has been active in providing software updates for its phones, which is a good sign. The Pioneer P4 is one among many other Gionee phones to feature a MediaTek chipset.

It comes with the quad-core 1.3GHz MediaTek MT6582V, and with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of expandable storage, makes for a serious Moto G killer. The Pioneer P4 goes for 9,199 INR or $150, a price range that’s now being threatened by 2GB RAM phones like the ASUS Zenfone 5.

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  • 4.5-inch 854 x 480p display
  • 1.3GHz quad-core CPU
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8GB ROM
  • 5 mega-pixel rear camera
  • 2 mega-pixel front camera
  • 1800mAh battery

The update measures a good 808MB in size, so you’re advised to have your Pioneer P4 connected to a strong WiFi network before attempting the upgrade.

This makes the Pioneer P4 join the list of phones like the Elife E7 mini, which got the KitKat update a few weeks back.

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