Gionee A1 OTA Update Brings Bokeh Selfies, Multiple Regional Language Support

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Gionee A1 OTA Update Brings Bokeh Selfies, Multiple Regional Language Support
Highlights
  • Gionee rolls out an OTA update for all A1 users
  • The update brings the Bokeh Selfie feature
  • It also brings support for multiple regional languages

After launching in March, Gionee A1 has already received]() one update in April bringing improvements to music, videos, and selfies. Now, Gionee has announced that it is rolling out 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 an update in Settings manually.

The latest update brings Bokeh Selfies – a feature which blurs the background to highlight the subject even more, making the photograph look more professional. Furthermore, the OTA update will provide 10 system 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. 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 an f/2.0 aperture, a 1/3.06-inch sensor, a 5P lens, and a selfie flash that the company says it has customised 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 64GB of inbuilt storage that's expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB). It measures 154.5x76.5x8.5mm 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 emphasising its new 18W 'ultrafast charging' that it says can charge the battery fully in 2 hours.

  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Impressive battery life
  • Android 7.0 Nougat
  • Bad
  • Slightly bulky
  • Heating issues
  • Camera needs improvements
  • Too much bloatware
Display5.50-inch
ProcessorMediaTek Helio P10 MT6755
Front Camera16-megapixel
Rear Camera13-megapixel
RAM4GB
Storage64GB
Battery Capacity4010mAh
OSAndroid 7.0
Resolution1080x1920 pixels
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