In the wake of propelling in March, Gionee A1 has already received one update in April conveying upgrades to music, videos, and selfies. Presently, Gionee has declared that it is revealing another update for its Gionee A1 smartphone, this time bringing the popular bokeh effect and support for multiple languages. The update is arriving over-the-air, and if you don’t receive a notification, check for a refresh in Settings manually.
The most recent update brings Bokeh Selfies – a feature which blurs the background to highlight the subject, even more, making the photograph look more professional. Moreover, the OTA update will provide 10 systems regional languages support – Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Malayalam, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu. Lastly, it also offers a three-year subscription of McAfee anti-virus to users.
Priced at Rs. 19,999, Gionee A1 was first unveiled alongside the Gionee A1 Plus at MWC 2017. The company's new A-Series smartphones have two major USPs - a big battery, and, superior selfie photo quality. As for specifications, the dual-SIM Gionee A1 smartphone runs Amigo 4.0 based on Android 7.0 Nougat and is a dual-SIM smartphone. It bears a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) display and is powered by a MediaTek Helio P10 (MT6755) SoC. As for the rear camera, the Gionee A1 bears a 13-megapixel camera with a 1/3.06-inch Sony IMX258 sensor and dual-LED flash.
Gionee has put a 16-megapixel front-facing fixed focus camera on the A1, with a f/2.0 aperture, a 1/3.06-inch sensor, a 5P lens, and a selfie flash that the company says it has customized to "spread light onto faces more evenly and softly." The smartphone also comes with a 'facial enhancement algorithm' that automatically detects a user's face and applies custom beauty settings. Other features being touted include the bokeh-selfie mode.
The Gionee A1 bears 64 GB of inbuilt storage that's expandable via microSD card (up to 256 GB). It measures 154.5x76.5x8.5 mm and weighs 182 grams. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11/ a/b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.0, and Micro-USB. The Gionee A1 sports a 4010mAh battery, and the company is also emphasizing its new 18W 'ultrafast charging' saying the battery can be fully charged in 2 hours.