The phone comes with a panic button that is activated by pressing the home button thrice.

Gionee A1 Plus first impression Powerful dual rear camera and 4550mAh batteryImage for representational purpose
Atom Smartphones Friday, July 14, 2017 - 18:55
Written by  IANS

After receiving a good response for its 'A1' smartphone in India, Chinese smartphone-maker Gionee has returned with 'A1 Plus' that offers better specifications than its predecessor.

The mid-segment device looks fascinating with its curved edges, 'Mocha Gold' metallic back and 2.5D glass on its bigger 6-inch display.

The device has dual (13MP+5MP) camera system at the rear with LED flash. Below the camera, there is a circular brand design that may be mistaken as a fingerprint sensor on the first look. 

The home button doubles as a fingerprint sensor.

On the front, the device has 20MP selfie-camera with a flash to capture better photos in low-light conditions.

Both the cameras offer several modes including slow-motions, timelapse, night mode and GIF, among others. The portrait mode gives the photos a DSLR-like effect.

The metallic volume keys are placed on the right edge and beneath that, the power key has a red circular ring, perhaps to distinguish it from volume keys. The antenna line runs above the camera on the back.

On the left edge, the phone carries a dual-SIM tray. There is a 3.5mm jack on the top and a micro-USB port on the bottom edge. The phone features two speaker grills on the bottom edge. 

The phone is powered by Octa core, 2.5 GHz, Cortex A53 processor, coupled with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. It runs on Android Nougat 7.0 operating system with in-house Amigo 4.0 UI.

Given the hardware and software combination of the device, the phone is equipped with a substantial 4,550mAh battery with an ultra-fast charger.

The phone comes with a panic button that is activated by pressing the home button thrice. 

Swiping down on the screen opens the notification bar while the toggle apps are accessed by swiping up from the bottom of the display.

'A1 Plus' is set for launch in India anytime. Over all, it's a decent smartphone in the mid-segment price range (the price is yet to be announced) where the real fight has just begun.