That the smartphone was initially unveiled in Nigeria last month as the Gionee P5 Mini, and India appears to be the second market where the smartphone has gone on sale - though with the addition of the Pioneer moniker. The Android 5.1 Lollipop-based smartphone runs Amigo 3.1 UI on top and supports dual-SIM.
It sports a 4.5-inch WVGA (480x854 pixels) IPS display and is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6580M processor. It comes with 1GB of RAM and bears 8GB of built-in storage. The smartphone supports expandable storage via microSD card (up to 128GB). The P5 mini sports a 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, and also houses a 2-megapixel front facing camera.
Connectivity options on the handset include Bluetooth, GPS, Wi-Fi, and Micro-USB. It is backed by an 1850mAh battery rated to deliver up to 9 hours of talk time and a standby time of up to 237 hours on 3G networks. It weighs 153 grams, and measures 132x66x9.1mm. The Gionee Pioneer P5 mini will be available in Black, Blue, and White colour variants. Some of the preloaded apps on the handset include WhatsApp, Facebook, WPS office, 360 Security lite, Clean master, and TouchPal.
Recently, Gionee's Pioneer P5L (2016) also went on sale via the company's online store priced at Rs. 8,499. The biggest highlight of the Pioneer P5L (2016) smartphone was it featured 4G LTE as well as voice over LTE (VoLTE).