Gionee F103, the company’s first “made in India” handset, has been launched a few hours back. It is a lower mid-ranger smartphone with a price tag of INR 9,999. The Make in India mantra seems to be the driving force behind this handset. But in spite of being made in India, the raw specifications of this device do not seem to be very impressive and other Chinese handsets seem to offer a little more for the same price.
The Gionee F103 has a 5 inch HD (1280 x 720 pixels) IPS display pushing out a pixel density of around 293 ppi. Powering the device is a quad-core Mediatek MT6735 processors clocked in at 1.3 GHz, it is coupled to 2GB of RAM and 16GB of interns memory. The internal memory can be expanded further with the help of a MicroSD card.
For shooters, the Gionee F103 features an 8 MP rear camera and a selfie-friendly 5 MP front facing camera which should be adequate for video conferencing and selfies. Under the display, it houses a 2400 mAh battery which should easily get the device through a day’s worth of use, considering its average processing prowess. The F103 is also 4G capable and comes with other connectivity options such as the A-GPS, included.
Gionee President William Lu has stated that the firm wishes to make India a central hub, not only for the production of devices for local purposes but also to serve the demands of the nearby countries. He also added that along with the new facility established in India, Gionee now has the flexibility to produce India centric devices.
Although the Gionee F103 isn’t thoroughly impressive for the price point and it will already be outplayed by the Lenovo A7000, Micromax Yuphoria, and many other devices even before it reaches the market, we sincerely expect that this new establishment in India produces great value-for-money phones in the future.