Make in India is being taken seriously by Mobile OEMs active in India and today it was Gionee who showcased their first device to be made here at the Foxconn Rising Stars Facility in Siri City, Vizhakapatnam. Gionee F103, from their new Fashion series is the first of the device to be rolled out from that facility.
Mr. Arvind Vohra, Country CEO & MD, Gionee India and Mr. William Lu, President Gionee made the announcement in the presence of Shri N. Chandrababu Naidu who is actively wooing investors into his state. Gionee has sold over 7million devices in India and is looking at doubling the sales in 2015-16 with inventory rolling out from the Indian manufacturing facility.
Shri N. Chandrababu Naidu, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh said “With the current interest levels, I am hopeful that Andhra Pradesh will be producing 6-7 million phones per month by the end of next year. With our strategic location, best-in-class policies, conducive business environment and robust skill base, my Government is committed to building a robust electronic manufacturing ecosystem in Andhra Pradesh.”
Stressing on the importance of the India as a manufacturing hub, Mr. William Lu, President Gionee said, “We are very excited to have begun our India manufacturing. We would be working towards making India manufacturing a hub for not only India, but nearby countries too”
Gionee F103 Specs
The dual-SIM 4G enabled F103 features a 5-inch IPS display with a 720p resolution, with Dragontrail protection. It’s powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM and 16GB internal storage. It runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop with Amigo 3.0 layered on top of it. It’s backed by a 2400mAb battery. The camera setup include a 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and autofocus and a 5MP front shooter. The included sensors are Proximity sensor, G-sensor, E-Compass, Motion sensor, Light sensor.