Arvind Vohra and friends at the launch of Gionee A1
Gionee A1 phone is made in India, for selfie lovers

From V. Sudhakshina
New Delhi, March 24 2017:  After announcing its selfie specific- A series at the  Mobile World Congress,  Barcelona, Gionee has officially launched the A1 in India.  Assembled in India, the device carries a ‘made in India’ tag on its back.
At the launch event, Arvind R Vohra, Country CEO & MD, Gionee India, said that this device is released in support of the ‘Make in India’ campaign by the government. Focusing on the selfie movement, Gionee also announced a campaign just for Indian selfie-lovers, #Selfiestan.
“Selfies aren’t  just a narcissistic act; they are a form of individual expression. Through #Selfiestan, we at Gionee plan to give India a sense of ownership and belonging by creating a world of Hindustan ki selfies. With the new A1, we take our first step towards building #Selfiestan,” added Mr. Vohra.
The Gionee A1 focuses on two important smart-phone features, camera and battery. The 16 megapixels front camera is equipped with a F2.0 aperture and a front flash for shooting inlow-light environments. The rear camera is 13 megapixels and has a F2.0 aperture with SONY IMX 258 sensor.
It is powered by a 2.0 GHz MediaTek processor with 4GB RAM. It features the latest version of Android Nougat 7.0 with Gionee’s properitary Amigo OS on top.  The 5.5 inch device has 1920x1080 HD resolution.
The internal memory of 64 GB is expandable up to 256 GB. 4G and VOLTE enabled, the A1 has hybrid slots that can either accommodate dual SIMs or a memory card with a SIM.
Gionee hasn’t revealed the price yet, but Mr.Vohra tells us that it is a mid range device that falls under the 25k segment. It will be available for pre-booking from March 31 onwards.