Chinese smartphone makers, Gionee, has launched the newest addition to its S series of smartphones, the Gionee S Plus, in India.
The smartphone is being touted as “exclusive to India” and will be going on sale in the first week of November for Rs 16,999 (about $260 or 52,000 Naira).
The Gionee S Plus runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop and is skinned with the company’s Amigo 3.1 User Interface.
Gionee S Plus sports a 5.5 inch HD (720 x 1280 pixels) Super AMOLED screen with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for protection.
The smartphone is powered by an octa-core MediaTek (MT6753) clocked at 1.3GHz paired with 3GB of RAM. It comes with 16 GB of internal storage which can be expanded up to 64 GB via a microSD card slot.
The Gionee S Plus also features a 13MP rear autofocus camera with LED flash and a 5MP front facing camera for taking selfies and making video calls.
The new smartphone boasts of a 3150mAh battery and also supports dual Micro-SIMs.
Apart from 4G LTE connectivity, the smartphone also offers Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, 3G, GPRS/ EDGE, Micro-USB, and 3.5mm audio jack connectivity options.
Gionee said the phone will be available in three colours options which includes the Dark Blue, White, and Golden colours.
According to Timir Baran Acharyya, GM, Gionee India, the Gionee S Plus was introduced to in order to meet consumers’ expectations.
“In today’s fast paced time, the consumer needs and desires are evolving and they don’t want to compromise on the looks nor the specs of the device,”
he said during the launch of the phone.
“We have introduced the all new S Plus especially in India this Diwali to meet all the expectations that our consumers are asking for. In fact, the all new S Plus is equipped with new features like Face Unlock that would help consumers unlock there device in less than a second,”