Gionee A1 and A1 Plus Launched at MWC 2017


Gionee A1 Gold
Rate this post

Gionee launched two top-of-the-line smartphones at MWC 2017 today. Gionee A1 and A1 Plus have all the makings of a flagship smartphone – long battery life and excellent quality selfies.

The A1 and A1 Plus were officially launched in Barcelona today and the final products are remarkably similar to leaked images which were doing the rounds a couple of weeks ago. Read on to discover what Gionee has in store for the first half of 2017.

Gionee A1, Gionee A1 Plus Launch

Gionee A1

A1 Selfie

The A-series is Gionee’s entry into the “selfie-expert” smartphone segment. The A1 and A1 Plus boast several key features which have been ingenuously developed by Gionee to enhance the quality of selfies on their smartphones.

The front camera is packed with 20 megapixels and can capture bright, natural looking selfies in almost any kind of lighting.

Gionee A1

William Lu, President of Gionee, said at the launch event, “As a consumer-oriented smartphone manufacturer, we hope to set up the evolution of the selfie experience.” This hints at further changes in the experience of taking selfies, essentially challenging the likes of OPPO F1 and Vivo V5.

There are even facial enhancement algorithms that claim to apply custom beauty settings.

The selfie flash on the Gionee A1 and A1 Plus is an ingenious bit of technology. The flash is customised to spread light evenly and softly giving faces in the selfie a natural glow. There are even facial enhancement algorithms that claim to apply custom beauty settings. We look forward to reviewing first-hand the effectiveness of these algorithms.

Other key features like the bokeh-selfie mode should help Gionee put up a good challenge for its rivals. The bokeh-selfie mode would enable users to blur backgrounds while keeping the face in focus – resulting in artistic, studio-quality photos.

Gionee A1

The rear camera is a dual lens powered by 13 MP + 5 MP sensors.

Long Live The Battery

The batteries in the A1 and A1 Plus live up to Gionee’s legacy of creating long lasting smartphones. Adding to the battery power is a combination of software and hardware algorithms which use data analytics to balance performance and power usage.

Read Also:  Ulefone Armor series special promotions over at Gearbest

The A1 Plus is powered by a 4,550 mAh battery while the A1 has a slightly less powerful, yet above average, 4,010 mAh power pack. Gionee has also packed ultra-fast charging technology into the smartphones. All A-series smartphones come with dual charging chips resulting in faster, less worrisome charging.

Gionee A1

Super Experience At A Super Price

Both A1 and A1 Plus feature 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal memory. External memory card expansion slots are available. The A1 Plus features a 6-inch screen and the A1 gets a 5.5-incher.
Both smartphones have ample display area however the 1080p resolution may come to pinch Gionee later this year.

The A1 is priced at 349 Euros – a bit on the higher side but competitive, nevertheless. The A1 Plus will be available April onwards at 499 Euros.

Gionee A1 Plus Specifications

Dimension 166.4 x 83.3 x 9.1mm
Weight 226g
Color Gray, Mocha Gold
SIM Dual SIM Dual Standby
Display 6.0-inch FHD in-cell

1920 x 1080 pixels

CPU MTK Helio P25
OS Android 7.0
Memory 64GB ROM (Expandable up to 256GB)

4GB RAM

Camera 20MP selfie camera

FF, F2.0, 1/2.8 inches, 5P lens, selfie flash

13MP+5MP rear camera

AF, F2.0, 1/3.06 inches, 5P lens, flash

Sound Waves MaxxAudio®

3.5mm audio jack

Battery 4550mAh

Gionee A1 Specifications

Dimension 154.5*76.5*8.5mm
Weight 182g
Color Gray, Black, Gold
SIM Dual SIM Dual Standby
Display 5.5-inch FHD AMOLED

1920 x 1080 pixels

CPU MTK Helio P10 (MT6755)
OS Android 7.0
Memory 64GB ROM (Expandable up to 128GB)

4GB RAM

Camera 16MP selfie camera

FF, F2.0, 1/3.06 inches, 5P lens, selfie flash

13MP rear camera

AF, F2.0, 1/3.06 inches, 5P lens, flash

Sound Waves MaxxAudio®

3.5mm audio jack

Battery 4010 mAh
Previous MGCOOL Explorer 1S budget 4K action camera now on pre-order
Next OPPO's new camera tech provides 5x lossless zoom on smartphones