The Indian division of Gionee just announced the Gionee S11 Lite and the Gionee F205 with tall screens. Both phones were unveiled at an event in China back in November, but this is the first time they arrive outside their domestic market. The S11 Lite and F205 bring features like Face Unlock and bokeh selfie effect at an affordable price tag in the sub 15K category.
The Gionee F205 has a 5.45 tall screen with HD+ resolution. The device is powered by MediaTek 6739 chipset with four Cortex-A53 CPU running cores at 1.3 GHz. There is a basic 8 MP snapper, coupled with an LED flash and a 5 MP sensor on the front.
RAM is 2 GB, while storage is 16 GB. The OS on board is Android Nougat 7.1 but has Amigo OS 5.0 all over it. Gionee equipped the basic phone with a 2,670 mAh battery cell. Connectivity includes some basic specs like 4G VoLTE and Bluetooth 4.2, but there is no fingerprint scanner. The price of the phone is just INR8,999 or $135/112.
Gionee S11 Lite
Gionees S11 Lite is a bit more enthusiastic with its Snapdragon 430 chipset and the 13 MP + 2 MP dual cameras. The FullView display is 5.7 in diagonal, but the resolution stays at HD+. There are 4 GB RAM and 32 GB storage on board with a microSD slot for up to 256 GB more.
The OS and UI are the same as the F205, but the battery is slightly larger – 3,030 mAh. The S11 Lite has a glass back that adds for a bit more premium look. This means a bit more premium price too – INR13,999 ($210/175).
Gionee India boasts having a presence in 42,000 retail outlets in more than 2,200 cities in India, so thats where the S11 Lite and the F205 can be purchased.