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Gionee Pioneer P3S goes official with a bigger screen, more storage

Gionee introduces a new budget smartphone – the Pioneer P3S, which is a prompt upgrade over the 2013’s Pioneer P3. The new S model bumps the screen size, RAM amount and storage capacity.

The Gionee Pioneer P3S features a 4.5″ FWVGA display and runs on the rather dated MT6582 chip. The MediaTek’s platform offers a quad-core 1.3GHz Cortex-A7 processor, Mali-T400 GPU and 1GB RAM. Those are the same specs as the previous P3 model, but the RAM is doubled.

The Pioneer P3S also sports a 5MP AF rear camera, a VGA front snapper, 16GB expandable storage and a 2,000 mAh battery. The connectivity package includes 3G and dual-SIM capabilities.

Gionee Pioneer P3S runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop with Amigo 3.1 launcher. It will go on sale in India this week for INR 5,999 or about $90. Unfortunately, that’s currently the price of the much better Xiaomi Redmi 2, so you might want to consider your options before placing a bet.