Gionee has launched a new smartphone in its X series, the X1s – a successor to the Gionee X1 launched last month. Apart from the large 4,000 mAh battery, the highlight of the Gionee X1s is its 16-megapixel front camera with selfie flash, along with features like Beautified Video and Face Beauty 2.0.

By launching Gionee X1s we aim to offer our consumers with an outstanding confluence of advanced technology accompanied with enhanced selfie + battery capabilities. We have received a good response for X1 and the aim with the X series is to establish a stronger connect with the younger audience.

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

Gionee X1s Specifications

  • Operating System: Android 7.0 Nougat with Amigo 4.0
  • Display: 13.2cm (5.2-inch) HD (1280 x 720) IPS | Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • Processor: MediaTek 6737T (64-bit Quad-core 1.5GHz)
  • RAM: 3 GB
  • Internal Storage: 16 GB; expandable up to 256 GB with microSD card
  • Rear Camera: 13 MP
  • Front Camera: 16 MP
  • Battery: 4,000 mAh
  • Dimensions: 150.4 x 73.5 x 8.8 mm
  • Weight: 166gm

Available in two colors – black and gold – the Gionee X1s will be available across all retail stores in India at a price of ₹12,999 ($202) starting September 21.

Gionee’s also packed a few partner offers on purchase of the X1s. New or existing Airtel customers who purchase X1s will get extra 10 GB data each month for a period of 6 months on any data recharge of 1GB or more. Also, every purchase of Gionee X1s will come with 2 Paytm Cashback Voucher Codes entitling customers with ₹250 cash back.

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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.