We’re intrigued by exciting tech at OnPhones. The fact that relatively obscure OEM’s can make phones that rival the iPhone and Galaxy at a fraction of the cost is fascinating. After launching the S10 Lite late in December last year, Chinese smartphone maker Gionee is ready to rock the Indian market once again with new devices.
The devices will go on sale through retail stores initially and is expected to be priced between Rs 9000 and Rs 15000. As of the the phone being available online, there’s been no clear indication.
According to sources from Gizbot, the smartphones will come with face unlock and Full view displays. The device is expected to come with 4GB RAM and 32GB inbuilt storage which can be expanded via a microSD card upto 256GB. That’s not all, the company is reportedly in talks with multiple telecom operators to give away data for free.
Gionee began it’s operation in India in 2012, back then it had a mere 2.2% market share in the Indian smartphone market. As of 2017, the company claims to have over 6% market share in the Indian smartphone market which can be attributed to it’s 42,000 retail stores across 2200 towns and cities.
The company recently sent out media invited for an event which says,
“With endeavor to ignite the youthful mind, we cordially invite you to join us to explore and experience a whole new world of Gionee Smartphones – Bigger, Wider and Better”
Going back in time, Gionee had launched the S10 with multiple Whatsapp support, thus letting you separate your personal life from professional. After that, the company has been mum for sometime.
On a slightly similar note, Gionee recently announced restructuring plans for India in February to a media firm. Chang David, Global Sales Director, Gionee India quoted,
“We are in the process of restructuring our India team and executing a completely different business model for the brand in the market very soon”.
Although there has been reports of the company downsizing their operations in India recently, this seems to be a good comeback for the company. Let’s hope for the best.