Gionee has launched its latest flagships, the Gionee S11 Lite and F205 at an event in New Delhi, five months after its official launch in China. Priced at 13,999 and 8,999 respectively, the mid-range and budget phones pack in a lot of impressive features; including FullView 18:9 displays.
Setting off the new fiscal year with a bang, the primary driver behind our new launches F205 and S11 Lite is to amalgamate affordability with functionality. Catering to the swelling demand for pre-eminent smartphone features at competitive price points, both the launches are designed to lead the sub – 15K category in India. With new age features like Face Unlock, Fingerprint shutter, bokeh and group selfies with backlight; coupled with a Full View Display, we intend to establish connect with the youth and continue fulfilling their demands and requirements in the times to come. – Alok Shrivastava, Director, National Sales, Gionee India
Gionee S11 Lite and Gionee F205 Features
The Gionee S11 Lite sports a 3D 4-sided curved body on the rear, and 5.70-inch HD+ display with a 2.5D Gorilla Glass on its anterior. Powered by a Snapdragon 430 chipset, the device boasts of 4GB of RAM, apart from 32GB of internal storage expandable up to 128GB via external SD cards. On its rear, the device has a dual camera setup with a 13 MP primary and a 2 MP secondary sensors; and its front has been equipped with a 16 MP selfie camera that supports Bokeh Selfies and features updated Face Beauty mode. Running on Android 7.1.1 Nougat, the phone receives its charge from a 3,030mAh battery and comes with Face Unlock feature. S11 Lite will be made available in shades of Gold, Dark Blue, and Black.
A quad-core MT6739 chip is powering the Gionee F205. It sports a 5.45-inch display and, offering 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, expandable up to 256GB via external SD cards. The device has been equipped with an 8MP front and a 5 MP rear camera. Running on Android 7.1.1 Nougat the F205 features a 2,679 mAh battery and Face Unlock. The device shall be available in shades of Rose Gold, Black, and Blue Both the phones support features like App Lock; App Clone, which allows users to create three different WhatsApp accounts simultaneously; Private Space 2.0; and a Fake Private Space among others. The Gionee F205 supports two nano-SIM cards and has a third slot for an external SD card.
Gionee F205 and S11 Lite Price and Availability
Gionee has pitched the device in the budget and mid-budget segment, making it compete against more powerful the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 and Xiaomi Redmi Note 5-series. The Gionee S11 Lite has been priced at Rs. 13,999 whereas the Gionee F205 comes with a price tag of Rs. 8,999. They will be available for sale in both online and offline stores in multiple colour options.
Gionee S11 Lite and Gionee F205 Specifications
|Model||Gionee S11 Lite||Gionee F205|
|Display||5.7-inch (1440 x 720 pixels) HD+ 18:9 FullView 2.5D curved glass display, 82.2% screen-to-body ratio||5.45-inch (1440 x 720 pixels) HD+ 2.5D curved glass IPS display|
|Processor||1.4GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 430 Mobile Platform with Adreno 505 GPU||1.5GHz Quad-Core MediaTek MT6739 64-bit processor with PowerVR Rogue GE8100 GPU|
|Internal Storage||32GB expandable to 128GB(Dedicated card slot)||16GB Internal memory, expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD|
|Software||Android 7.1.1 (Nougat) OS with Amigo OS||Android 7.1.1 (Nougat) OS with Amigo OS|
|Primary Camera||13MP rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, 2MP secondary camera||8MP Camera with LED flash|
|Secondary Camera||16MP (S11 Lite) / 8MP (F6) front-facing camera||5MP front-facing camera|
|Dimensions and Weight||153.75×72.6×7.85mm; Weight: 141g||–|
|Others||Dual-sim, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, Face Unlock, Fingerprint sensor, 3.5mm audio jack, and FM Radio||Dual SIM, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, Fingerprint sensor, Face Unlock, 3.5mm audio jack, and FM Radio|
|Price||Rs. 13,999||Rs. 8,999|