Chinese smartphone manufacturer, Gionee, has introduced the Gionee S Plus into the Nigerian market.
The mid-range smartphone is a very sleek and unique brand in a class of its own. It is probably designed after the Gionee Elite S5.1, the slimmest smartphone in the world, which is 5.11mm thick.
The Gionee S Plus however is 7.5mm thick – it measures 155 x 76.4 x 7.5 mm and weighs 158g. It has a plastic, diamond-patterned back and metal chassis and although it doesn’t quite scream premium, one wouldn’t be ashamed to show it off.
Originally released in November, the smartphone comes with a 5.5 inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen and a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. The screen is further protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
Gionee S Plus has 2 gigabytes of RAM and is powered by an octa-core Mediatek MT6753 chip clocked at 1.3GHz. The phone features a16 GB internal memory, which can be expanded via a microSD slot up to 128 GB.
The sleek smartphone has a rear camera of 13 megapixels and there’s a 5 megapixels front shooter for taking selfies and making video calls.
The dual sim smartphone has FM radio and the usual connectivity options (plus 4G LTE). It is backed by a giant 3150mAh battery and runs on Android’s 5.1 Lollipop Operating System.
Mr. Frank Chenlei, director of Gionee for the Africa region, said the brand is a major output of a research and consistent consumer engagement.
Gionee according to him, is poised to not only meet but also surpass consumer expectations. He said the phone’s designs are unique and that they will resonate with the Nigerian audience who love innovative and unique mobile devices.
He added that the Gionee S plus is aimed at simplifying communication for consumers who are continuously on the go.Gionee S Plus is elitist in design and a classical fashion statement for mobile users.
The smartphone is already in stores and there are reports it has a 39,000 Naira price tag.