Gionee has announced the launch of another selfie-centric smartphone known as A1 Lite.Gionee has expanded its A1 series of smartphones in India with this device. Gionee A1 Lite is the third smartphone in its A1 series and it joins the more premium A1 and A1 Plus smartphones.The Gionee A1 Lite, in comparison, is the cheapest of the lot, and it bears toned-down specifications as well.
Gionee A1 Lite has a single rear camera setup with the fingerprint scanner right below it. There are capacitive navigation buttons at the bottom of the display, and both the volume and power keys are on the right edge of the device.The dimensions of the Gionee A1 Lite measure at 150.5×74.4x8mm.
About the specifications, Gionee A1 Lite runs on Android 7.0 Nougat based on Amigo OS 4.0, and supports hybrid dual-SIM slots (Nano Sims). It features a 5.3-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It is powered by the 1.3GHz MediaTek MT6753V octa-core processor paired with Mali T-720 GPU and 3GB of RAM. The handset offers 32GB of inbuilt storage with the option to expand up to 256GB,but the microSD slot is hybrid.Gionee A1 Lite has a 13-megapixel camera on the rear side with LED flash support and a 20-megapixel front facing camera with soft LED flash support. The smartphone is powered by a 4000mAh battery that claims to offer uninterrupted usage for up to 30 hours regardless of Web browsing, reading or even consuming video content. The device has connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, and USB OTG.
Alok Shrivastava, Director-Business Intelligence and Planning, Gionee India, said “Keeping up with the growing demand for high-quality smartphones with superior photography capabilities, we are thrilled to launch the latest in A1 series – A1 Lite. With the newest in line dual rear camera that delivers professional quality images and videos, and a trendy design, A1 Lite will surely be the next game changer,”
The Gionee A1 Lite is said to be made available offline in retail stores across India from August 10, and is priced at Rs. 14,999.The handset will be available in gold and black colour variants.