Chinese smartphone maker, Gionee, today introduced two new smartphones, the Gionee F205 and Gionee S11 Lite to the Indian market as expected. Both devices were first announced along with some four other smartphones at a single launch event in China a couple of months back. Both Gionee F205 and Gionee S11 Lite will be available from today only via offline stores at a price of Rs. 8,999 ($135) and Rs. 13,999 ($210) in that order.
The major selling points of both devices include FullView Displays (with 18:9 aspect ratio), Face Unlock, Bokeh effect, Private Space 2.0, App Lock, and App Clone features. Both devices sadly boot Android 7.1.1 (Nougat) with Amigo OS 5.0 out of the box, with no promise of a possible upgrade to Android 8.0 Oreo.
Starting off with the most basic of the duo, the Gionee F205 is made of an all-metal body with rounded corners and dual silver antenna lines. It comes fitted with 5.45-inch FullView Display with an aspect ratio of 18:9, a 2.5D curved glass and Corning Gorilla Glass protection. Beneath that is a quad-core MediaTek processor mated with 2GB RAM and 16GB of expandable internal storage.
Powered by a 2,670mAh battery, the Gionee F205 major highlight is the 5MP front camera coupled with the Bokeh mode, Group selfie feature, and Backlight. It has a single 8MP rear camera with LED flash.
The Gionee S11 Lite, unlike the F205, the Gionee S11 lite sports the reflective design as well as the 3D four-curved glass as with the Gionee F6, but with improved internal configurations.
It flaunts a slightly larger 5.7” 1440 x 720 FullView display with Gorilla Glass protection and also ditches the MediaTek chipset in favor of a Snapdragon 430 processor, with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of expandable storage.
Powered by a slightly higher 3030mAh battery, the Gionee S11 lite, unlike the F205 comes with a dual rear camera setup – a 13MP primary sensor and a 2MP secondary sensor for depth effect, while a 16MP sensor with support for Bokeh selfies and a Face Beauty Mode sits above the display.
The Gionee F205 is available in Rose, Black, and Blue color options, while the Gionee s11 lite is available in Black, Gold, and Dark Blue color options.