After making a cameo on Snapchat, Gionee S Plus has been officially launched in India. The Gionee S Plus will herald with features like USB Type-C, Rumble effect and Immersive Touch. Interestingly, Gionee says that the S Plus is being launched exclusively for India, probably making it the first phone from the Chinese company to launch first in India.
Gionee S Plus is fitted with a 5.5-inch HD AMOLED display along with the customary Corning Gorilla 3 protection. The device will draw its power from an octa-core MediaTek MT6753 processor mated with 3GB of RAM. The Graphics processing part is handled by the Mali-T720 GPU. On the storage front, Gionee S Plus offers 16GB of Internal memory along with a microSD card.
Specs apart, Gionee seems to be focusing on the design aspect quite a lot, hence the S Plus looks sleek and premium thanks to the thinned out bezels and the neat design lines. The phone also comes with new (rehashed) features like Face Unlock which will allow users to unlock the phone with a glance – somewhat similar to Windows Hello.
The Gionee S Plus comes with the usual bevy of connectivity features including 4G LTE and dual SIM. The imaging department is graced by a 13-Megapixel primary camera and a 5-Megapixel secondary sensor. Backup comes in the form of a 3,150 mAh battery and the device runs Android Lollipop 5.1.1 wrapped in Gionee’s Amigo OS overlay which is currently at its 3.1 iteration. The Gionee S Plus will be the first smartphone from the Chinese company to herald with features like USB Type-C and it is priced affordably at Rs 16,999.
Although it would be an overshot to call the S plus a OnePlus X alternative, the former does emerge as a well-balanced mid-range phone that can be bought offline and online without any hassles. The very fact that Gionee has a strong offline presence will be a catalyst for its upcoming phones and S Plus is no different. The Gionee S Plus will be available starting today in Dark Blue, White and Golden colors.