Gionee launches the F103, its first made in India smartphone

As expected, Gionee has launched its first ‘made in India’ smartphone, and its called the F103. The device carries a price tag of INR 9,999 (around $155) and will be available in Pearl White, Dawn White, and Black color options.

Specs-wise, the handset is powered by a MediaTek MT6735 SoC with quad-core 1.3GHz processor, and sports a 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) IPS display. It comes with 2GB RAM and 16GB of expandable internal memory, and packs in a 2400mAh battery.

In terms of camera, the F103 features an 8MP rear unit and a 5MP front shooter. It runs Android Lollipop with the Chinese company’s own Amigo 3.0 interface on top. Connectivity options include 3G/4G, Wi-Fi, GPS/ A-GPS, GPRS/ EDGE, Bluetooth, and Micro-USB.

“We would be working towards making India a manufacturing hub for not just local consumption but also for nearby countries. Also, with local manufacturing, we are now keen on making India centric products,” said Gionee President William Lu.