It seems like Gionee is gearing up to enter the highly competitive mid-range segment in India in the next few weeks with a very interesting smartphone. Techook has reliably learnt from a source close to the company that the Chinese OEM will launch Gionee S11 in India in January 2018. Gionee S11 first showed up on its home turf last month at a price of 1,799 yuan (approximately Rs 17,600).
With the Gionee S11, the company is eyeing to make significant inroads in the mid-range segment in the Indian market. We were informed by our source that folks at Gionee intend to keep its price tag under Rs 20,000. Though we are yet to learn more about its exact price and availability details, we were told that the launch may get pushed a little bit towards the end of next month due to stock-related delays.
Meanwhile, some of the key highlights of the handset include a big 5.99-inch screen with minimum bezels and four cameras. Yes, you read it right! The Gionee S11 houses 16MP+5MP primary dual cameras with autofocus and LED flash at the back. Up front is a 16MP+8MP camera combination for selfies and video calls.
It is powered by a Mediatek MT6763T Helio P23 octa-core SoC with all eight A53 cores ticking at 2.5GHz. A Mali-G71 MP2 GPU handles graphics. It’s a dual-SIM phone carrying 4GB RAM and 64GB of storage, expandable further using a microSD card in the second SIM card slot. Yes, you will have to choose between a second SIM card or a microSD card.
Gionee S11 has curved edges and reflective glass unibody similar to HTC U11 (Review). The device measures 7.8 mm in thickness and weighs 165g. It sports a Full HD+ IPS display with an aspect ratio of 18:9 and a pixel density of 403 ppi. There’s a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and a 3,410mAh battery. The standard set of connectivity options include Wi-Fi, microUSB and 3.5 mm audio jack.