The Gionee S Plus features a USB Type-C port, which is the highlight of the device at this price point. It will be available in three colours including Dark Blue, White, and Golden colours. Some of the other notable features include Face Unlock, which will allow consumers to unlock the phone with face recognition.
As for the specifications, the dual-SIM Gionee S Plus runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop that's skinned with the company's Amigo 3.1 UI, and sports a 5.5-inch HD (720x1280) Super Amoled screen with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for protection. Under the hood, the device is powered by an octa-core MediaTek (MT6753) clocked at 1.3GHz paired with 3GB of RAM. There is 16GB of inbuilt storage which can be expanded using a microSD card (up to 64GB). It supports dual Micro-SIMs.
Other features of the Gionee S Plus include a 13-megapixel rear autofocus camera with LED flash and a 5-megapixel fixed focus front-facing camera.
The device boasts of a 3150mAh battery. Apart from 4G LTE connectivity, the smartphone offers Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, 3G, GPRS/ EDGE, Micro-USB, and 3.5mm audio jack connectivity options.
Commenting on the launch, Timir Baran Acharyya, GM, Gionee India said, "We have introduced the all new S Plus especially in India this Diwali to meet all the expectations that our consumers are asking for. In fact, the all new S Plus is equipped with new features like Face Unlock that would help consumers unlock there device in less than a second."
Gionee this month is set to announce the fourth smartphone in the company's 'Elife S' series after Elife S7, Elife S5.1, and Elife S5.5 - the Gionee Elife S6.