Gionee launches S11 flagship lineup with two variants for the Western markets
The Indian smartphone OEM Gionee has unveiled eight new models at a recent event, focusing on three S11 variants. The company claims that the S11 is meant to be its flagship model for the overseas markets.
The S11 is powered by Mediatek’s Helio P23 octa-core SoC coupled with either 6 or 4 GB of RAM, and it comes with 64 GB of internal storage. As with any flagship launched in 2017, the S11 features an 18:9 FullView 5.99-inch display that has a 2160 x 1080 resolution. What sets this model apart are its two dual camera setups that are capable of real-time bokeh effects, with 16 MP + 5 MP on the back and 16 MP + 8 MP in front. This model runs Android 7.1, also integrates a 3,410 mAh battery, plus it only weighs 6 oz and offers blue/gold/rose gold color options.
Raising the bar a notch, the S11 S model will only be available for the Chinese market and integrates a Mediatek Helio P30 SoC, 6 GB RAM, 64 GB of internal storage and a 6.01-inch FullView display with 2160 x 1080 resolution. Some of its outstanding features include the 16 MP + 8 MP rear camera setup and the 20 MP + 8 MP front setup, NFC payments and Anti-Theft 2.0 + Private Space security technologies.
Finally, the S11 Lite is powered by a mid-range 1.4 GHz octa-core Snapdragon SoC coupled with 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage. It has a smaller 5.7-inch FullView display with 1440 x 720 resolution, and only a 13 MP + 2MP setup on the back, while the front gets a 16 MP sensor. This model will be available for the Western markets and will come in gold, dark blue and black color options, along with a 3,030 mAh battery.
The S11 S is expected to cost US$665, while the S11 should be priced at US$500, and the Lite version is the most affordable, at US$272. As far as availability is concerned, the S11 and S11 S will start shipping in December, with eh S11 Lite coming in January 2018.