Gionee has announced the availability of A1 Lite in India. The latest smartphone in the company’s A1 series packs in a 20 MP selfie camera and a 4,000 mAh battery.

Keeping up with the growing demand for high quality smartphones with superior photography capabilities, we are thrilled to launch the latest in A1 series – A1 Lite. With the newest in line dual rear camera that delivers professional quality images and videos, and a trendy design, A1 Lite will surely be the next game changer.

– Alok Shrivastava, Director – Business Intelligence and Planning, Gionee India

In line with the company’s latest fascination with selfies, the A1 Lite features a 20 MP front camera along with a customized selfie flash to spread light onto faces more evenly and softly. Gionee has also baked in a facial enhancement algorithm that automatically detects a user’s face and applies custom beauty settings.

Gionee A1 Lite Specifications

  • Display: 5.3-inch HD 720p | Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • Processor: 1.3 GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6753V processor
  • RAM: 3 GB
  • Storage: 32 GB; expandable up to 256 GB with microSD card
  • Camera: 13 MP rear camera | 20 MP front camera
  • Battery: 4,000 mAh
  • Dimensions: 150.5 x 74.4 x 8mm

Available in two color variants – Gold and Black – the Gionee A1 Lite will be available across all retail stores in India at a price of INR 14,999 ($234) starting tomorrow, August 10.

Gionee is also offering 2 years extended warranty on the A1 Lite, and has a couple of partner offers. New or existing Airtel Customers who purchase A1 Lite will get additional 10 GB data per month for 6 months on any data recharge of 1GB and above. Also, every purchase of Gionee A1 Lite will be accompanied with 2 Paytm cashback voice codes for shopping on Paytm Mall.

What are your thoughts on the A1 Lite, and would you like to take a trip to Gionee’s Selfiestan?

Abhishek Baxi
A technology columnist and a digital consultant, he quit Microsoft in 2011 to go independent and write more, watch a lot of movies, and travel randomly.