Gionee India has launched a new smartphone in the budget segment, called the Gionee X1. The phone will be available through the offline retail route for Rs. 8999. Gionee has also entered into partnerships with Airtel and Paytm to provide offers to customers buying the phone. New or existing customers of Airtel who buy the Gionee X1 will receive an additional 10 GB data per month for six recharges. Paytm will provide two cashback vouchers worth Rs. 250 on a minimum purchase of Rs. 350 from the Paytm Mall.
Coming to the specifications and features of the phone, the Gionee X1 comes with a 5-inch full HD display and runs on Android 7.0 customized with Amigo 4.0 UI. Under the hood, there is a MediaTek MT6737 quad-core processor which is paired with 2 GB of RAM. The phone also comes with 16 GB of internal storage which can be expanded up to 256 GB via microSD card. The Gionee X1 comes with a 8 megapixel HD camera on the front. On the rear too, there is a 8-megapixel shooter. The rear camera is capable of shooting full HD videos.
Connectivity features include support for 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. The phone comes with a 3000 mAh battery. A fingerprint sensor is also located on the back of the phone. Apart from unlocking the phone, the fingerprint sensor can also be used as a button for taking selfies.
In the price segment of the Gionee X1, the Xiaomi Redmi 4 and YU Yureka Black priced at Rs. 6999 and 8999 provide stiff competition. The Xiaomi Redmi 4 features a 5-inch HD display. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 processor. It features 3GB of RAM, 32GB built-in storage, 13-megapixel rear camera, 5-megapixel front camera and a 4,100mAh battery.
Gionee X1 Specifications
- Display: 5-inch full HD display
- Processor: MediaTek MT6737 quad-core processor
- Memory: 2 GB of RAM
- Storage: 16 GB of internal storage which can be expanded up to 256 GB via microSD
- Cameras: 8 megapixel HD camera on the front; 8 megapixel full HD camera on the rear
- Battery: 3000 mAh battery
- 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi
- Fingerprint sensor on the back