News by Josh Dasey on Monday November 02, 2015.
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Gionee's Indian division has officially unveiled the company's newest smartphone today, the Gionee S Plus, a budget handset that brings plenty of interesting specs with it. The device will be making its presence felt in India from next week and will cost the equivalent of $259USD in the colors of Dark Blue, Golden and White. That price tag represents solid bang for your buck.In terms of design the Gionee S Plus has a whiff of the HTC One Max about it, indeed the similarities are so clear in our eyes that the only thing missing seems to be the HTC logo. Nevertheless, the handset is decent to look at and is large thanks to its 5.5-inch screen. That panel is of the Super AMOLED variety and packs a resolution of 720p (HD). Under the hood the handset is running an octa-core 1.3GHz CPU along with the Mali-T720 GPU, a relatively modest chipset that is accompanied by 3GB of RAM, which seems excessive considering the silicon, but that?s not a complaint. Other specs include 16GB of native storage, micro SD card support for adding an extra 128GB of space, a 3150mAh battery that should make easy work of the specs here and keep the lights on a very long time. A 13 megapixel camera sits on the back as the primary lens, while around the front there is a 5 megapixel shooter. Android 5.1 Lollipop is the software of choice for the Gionee S Plus, but you'll have to contend with the company's own Amigo UI 3.1 over the top, which honestly is not the most appealing of Android skins. Additional info, the S Plus also comes with USB Type-C connection, a Face Unlock feature, and LTE connectivity.
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. Hence to bridge in the gap, 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."-Timir Baran Acharyya, GM, Gionee India.
Josh is our European editor, tackling news events, reviews, and new items from his UK home. As a former HTC marketing employee, Josh is close to the industry and bring his experience to MobileBurn.